What's the difference between linoleum and vinyl flooring?

Take a closer look at the similarities and differences of two resilient floors.

Linoleum flooring and vinyl flooring often get mistaken for each other by homeowners who are searching for sheet flooring that will look good for the long haul. Both floor types are indeed tough and long-lasting, and can be installed pretty much anywhere. But there are some important differences between the two. 

Vinyl and linoleum floors have a very different construction.

Linoleum vs Vinyl flooring: LUXE with Rigid Core Collection vinyl flooring in the living room.
LUXE with Rigid Core Collection | A6454


Vinyl flooring offers a greater variety of style options than linoleum.


Both linoleum and vinyl offer durability, but vinyl comes out on top.


Vinyl flooring has more (and easier) installation options.


Both are easy to clean, but linoleum requires some extra caution.

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