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Luxury Vinyl vs. Carpet: A Battle for the Best Flooring Solution

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

Hey there fellow flooring enthusiasts! Paul here, owner of Better Call Paul Flooring Co. Have you been scratching your head over the age-old debate of luxury vinyl vs. carpet?

Worry no more, my friends, because we're about to break it down for you!

For the longest time, carpet was the go-to flooring solution for spaces. But today, luxury vinyl flooring is taking the lead. The question is, why? Well, we're here to give you the low-down on the five quantifiable qualities that set each flooring solution apart from the other: Look & Style, Durability & Stability, Applications, Cost, and Sound. So, let's get to it!


Carpet allows for an incredible amount of design versatility, but luxury vinyl flooring can replicate the natural look of wood or stone thanks to 3D printing technology. Plus, luxury vinyl offers design versatility without sacrificing color or pattern. Want a woven texture feel? Add an area rug on top of luxury vinyl for that cozy vibe.


When it comes to spills, luxury vinyl far surpasses the cleanability of carpet. Resilient flooring options like luxury vinyl are non-porous, making them naturally resistant to moisture, staining, and scratching. Plus, luxury vinyl offers a peace of mind in the way of durability and stability, holding up against foot traffic like a champ.


Carpet is still popular, but luxury vinyl is becoming the preferred alternative in industries with high-traffic areas. Why? Because vinyl’s multi-faceted, cross-purpose functionality allows for long-lasting durability that is incomparable to carpet.


Cost is comparable when weighing vinyl vs. carpet. However, factoring in long-term maintenance costs, the lifetime cost of luxury vinyl flooring is actually less expensive compared to carpet.


While carpet is ideal for noise reduction, luxury vinyl flooring has similar sound reduction abilities when the right construction is selected, or when an underlayment is applied to the subfloor. In summary, luxury vinyl flooring is customizable, designable, and replicates the look and style of various flooring materials. It's easier to clean, disinfect, and maintain, with long-lasting durability and stability. Plus, it's comparable in cost to carpet and has similar sound reduction abilities.

So there you have it, folks! Better Call Paul Flooring Co. is here to help you with all of your flooring needs, whether it's luxury vinyl or carpet. Contact us today, and let's get started on your next flooring project!

For more information on flooring I recommend checking out these top-rated flooring resources:

World Floor Covering Association (WFCA): []

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA): []

Floor Covering News (FCNews): []

The Flooring Girl Blog: []

Green Building Supply: []

Stay tuned for more insider tips and expert advice from your trusty flooring guy, Paul! And remember, when in doubt, Better Call Paul Flooring Co! 📞🥳

Until next time, Paul


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