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What is Vinyl Click Flooring?

It’s becoming an increasingly popular alternative to hardwood, engineered wood and laminate flooring due to its many practical benefits. But what is vinyl click flooring and is it the right choice for your home? To help you decide, here at Discount Flooring Depot, we’ve created a guide to all you need to know.

So, what is vinyl click flooring? Vinyl click flooring (LVT) is an innovative type of flooring that provides an incredibly authentic appearance of real hardwood, tile or stone flooring, without all the cost, maintenance and upkeep that comes with the real thing. As well as its ability to replicate natural flooring, vinyl click flooring is built with multiple layers that make it incredibly robust, durable and suitable for any room of your home. At Discount Flooring Depot, our vinyl click flooring also features an easy click-installation system that makes it ideal for simple and quick DIY installation.

Is Vinyl Click Flooring Waterproof?

Due to its innovative composition of layers, vinyl click flooring is completely waterproof, making it ideal for areas of your home such as kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms that are exposed to humidity, damp or water spillages, as well as commercial buildings that need frequent deep cleaning. This also means cleaning and removing stains is far easier, removing the need to worry about discolourations and moisture absorption.

How Durable is Vinyl Click Flooring?

Alongside this excellent resistance to water damage and stains, vinyl click flooring is also extremely durable and can withstand a lot of general wear and tear. From high levels of footfall to furniture marks and indents, vinyl click is incredibly resilient and will maintain its lustrous, mark-free appearance for years to come.

Which is Better: Vinyl Click Flooring or Laminate?

Laminate flooring and vinyl click flooring have many similarities, as both provide a cost-effective and practical alternative natural wood, tile and stone while offering an excellent likeness to their natural counterparts. However, there are pros and cons to consider for both:


Made largely from wood

More similar feel to hardwood underfoot

Easy to clean and maintain

Not always waterproof and more susceptible to damage

Vinyl Click Flooring

Made from vinyl

Feels less like natural flooring underfoot

Easy to clean and maintain

Always waterproof and extremely durable

Ultimately, when it comes to whether you should opt for laminate or vinyl click flooring, the largest factor comes down to which areas of your home you plan to install in, as the biggest advantage of vinyl click flooring over laminate is its superior resistance to water damage. While water and humidity can cause the fibreboard core of laminate to swell and warp, vinyl click flooring is completely waterproof and therefore the better choice for areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and damp basements.

Why Choose Vinyl Click Flooring?

When choosing flooring for your home or commercial space, Vinyl Click Flooring has many advantages to consider. We’ve listed a few of its main benefits below.

Waterproof & Durable

As mentioned, one big reason to choose Vinyl Click (LVT) flooring is its superior resistance to water damage, humidity, furniture indents and daily wear and tear than other types of flooring.

Low maintenance

Vinyl Click Flooring is extremely low maintenance. While providing you with the aesthetic natural floor materials, you avoid the expense and hassle of grouting tiles or refinishing solid wood or engineered flooring.

Less cold underfoot

Unlike bare tiles or stone, Vinyl Click Flooring won’t get as cold in your home and is, therefore, more comfortable to walk on barefooted.

Pet & child-friendly

As you won’t need to worry about wear and tear, water damage, mud and spills, vinyl click is the perfect option for a family home with children and pets.

DIY fitting

With its simple click-installation system, our vinyl click flooring makes DIY installation quick and easy.

Think vinyl click flooring could be the best choice for your home? Explore our full collection here at Discount Flooring Depot for a wide range of styles, effects and finishes to choose from.