Reasons To Choose Vinyl Flooring For Your Home
When it comes to flooring (be it for living room, kitchen or hallway), it can be difficult to know which type is the right one. After all, every flooring has its pros and cons, and some flooring options are very similar. Vinyl flooring for example, is gaining in popularity due to its durability, scratch and water resistant characteristics. But vinyl flooring (be it tiles, sheets or planks) also excels when it comes to design choices, cost, ease of cleaning and simplicity of installations.
If you are considering vinyl planks flooring but aren’t sold on its advantages yet, here are few reasons that will definitely convince you to install this type flooring in your home.
In the last few years, there have been remarkable improvements in vinyl flooring’s ability to replicate other substances and textures such as wood. Vinyl planks for example, come in a variety of colours and patterns to match virtually any décor style. This means you can enjoy the look of a luxurious wood floor in your bathroom or kitchen for example, without running the risk of it flaking or warping.
Vinyl is waterproof, meaning you can install it basically anywhere. It can even be installed in wet areas, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens, where the floor oftentimes is in contact with water which can cause the floor to swell and cup.
When properly installed and maintained, vinyl planks, sheets and tiles flooring can last for a long time (between 10 and 20 years). However, as is the case with anything, the quality of the product you choose will determine its lifespan. To be considered ‘high-quality’, a vinyl flooring should have a wear layer, which is located on top of the vinyl itself. The wear layer guarantees that the flooring will last for a long period of time, even in high traffic areas.
Quick and Easy to Install
Whether you choose vinyl planks, sheets or tiles, all of them are incredibly easy to install. Vinyl sheets have to be glued down, and in most cases, the tiles come with a ‘peel-and-stick’ backing, so you just need to lay them out evenly and neatly. On the other hand, vinyl planks need to be laid in pretty the same way as laminate flooring – they come with a tongue-and-grove profile that simply clicks together.
To successfully install vinyl flooring, make sure the surface beneath is smooth as any imperfections and flaws will later show through as bumps and indentations.
Vinyl flooring does not get cold, which makes it a great option for colder areas in the home. Plus, it is a resilient flooring, meaning that its soft texture makes it comfortable to stand on for longer period of time. Moreover, with added underlay, you can soundproof your vinyl flooring.