The Difference Between Vinyl Flooring & High End Resilient Flooring

Since the advent of High End Resilient Flooring (HERF), many homeowners often confused it with vinyl flooring. Since both are not made out of wood and share the same characteristic in waterproof, the two types of flooring seem to be very similar to one another.

However, High End Resilient Flooring is very much different from conventional vinyl flooring. Here is a list of reasons why:

1) Flooring Installation Differs

Prior to installing traditional vinyl flooring, you need a perfect level ground surface. Unevenness will cause the vinyl floor to be unbalanced. On the other hand, High End Resilient Flooring can be installed on uneven grounds directly due to its rubberistic feature.

2) No Glue Approach

Vinyl flooring installation requires the glue-down approach, which means that flooring adhesives will be used to install vinyl floors. It will make the entire flooring looks pretty messy and is non-environmentally friendly. On the other hand, High End Resilient Flooring uses the “click and lock” system to install. Totally ‘glue-less’.

3) Moving House? Bring Your Flooring Along!

The shape and layout of High End Resilient Flooring are very flexible. Since it requires zero glue installation, you can bring along your existing High End Resilient Flooring even if you move house many years later. It is an advantage that couldn’t be achieved by vinyl flooring or other types of flooring.

4) Limited Designs & Colours

The vinyl floor has relatively limited designs and colours for residential uses as it is more likely to be installed in commercial areas such as hospitals and factories. As for High End Resilient Flooring, whether you are a residential or commercial property owner, there is still a wide variety of designs and colours for you to choose from.

5) Vinyl Floor Looks Very “Plastic”

Traditional vinyl flooring has an artificial plastic-look: it does not give off a tough wooden look or wooden feel. High End Resilient Flooring, on the other hand, looks and feels like real wood. It is not easy to tell that HERF is not a real wood flooring by the ‘naked’ eye at first glance.

In summary, we can understand that although both vinyl flooring and High End Resilient Flooring are very much different in their usage, both are unique in their own ways and benefits.


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