Cork flooring and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) are two popular flooring options that have their own unique features and benefits. Here are some key differences between the two:

  1. Material: Cork flooring is made from the bark of the cork oak tree, while LVP is made of vinyl, which is a type of plastic.
  2. Appearance: Cork flooring has a unique, natural look with a texture that is warm and soft to the touch. LVP can mimic the appearance of natural wood or stone, but it has a uniform appearance without the natural variation found in real wood or stone.
  3. Durability: LVP is generally considered to be more durable than cork flooring because of its water-resistant properties. LVP can withstand exposure to moisture, making it a good choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other areas where water may be present. Cork flooring is more susceptible to damage from moisture, but it is still relatively durable and resistant to scratches and stains.
  4. Maintenance: Both types of flooring are relatively easy to maintain, but cork flooring requires more attention to prevent scratches and dents. LVP is more resistant to scratches and stains, but it can be damaged by excessive moisture.
  5. Comfort: Cork flooring is softer and more comfortable to walk on than LVP, which can be hard and cold.
  6. Sustainability: Cork flooring is a more sustainable choice as it is made from a renewable resource, while LVP is made from synthetic materials.

Ultimately, the choice between cork and LVP will depend on your personal preferences and needs. If you want a soft, natural-looking floor that is easy on the feet, cork flooring may be the best option for you. If you prefer a uniform appearance and want a floor that is more resistant to moisture and stains, LVP may be a better choice. If you need help making a decision, call us or come into our beautiful 5,500 SF showroom in Boulder, Colorado. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring for your home.