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Vinyl Flooring — Exploring the options

Vinyl flooring is a durable flooring material made from a combination of natural and synthetic polymer materials. It has been adopted more widely in our homes due to design and material innovations. It is somewhat similar to linoleum flooring and is considered a popular choice of flooring for kitchens and bathrooms.

Choosing the type of vinyl flooring best-suited for your home application depends on several factors including cost, design preferences and length of time you intend to use the product. While there are many vinyl flooring options in the market, they broadly fall into the following:

Common marketing names

As classification, it is easy to understand the broad categories we have, however in real life, with the numerous companies marketing their Vinyl flooring products, it becomes quite confusing with the various marketing names.

This section here is to help you on that, we’ve grouped the common marketing names currently in Singapore for Vinyl flooring options.

Use this to help understand where the category of the marketed Vinyl product is, and refer back to our buyer’s guide if you’re unclear on it’s pros and cons.

  1. Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
    • Flexible LVT
    • Traditional LVT
    • Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
    • Luxurious Resilient Flooring (LURF)
    • High End Resilient Flooring (HERF)
  2. Wood Plastic Composite vinyl (WPC)
    • Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP)
    • Engineered Vinyl Flooring (EVF)
    • High End Resilient Flooring ISOCORE (HERF ISOCORE)
  3. Stone Plastic Composite Vinyl (SPC)
    • Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Flooring
    • High End Resilient Flooring PhD (HERF PhD)


If you’ve found one that is not in the categories above, drop us an email @

We’ll help you sort it out, and add to our guide to help other homeowners like yourself.