Reasons to Invest in Vinyl Flooring for Your Home

Flooring is an essential component of any interior design and the first thing people step on and see when they come into your house. No matter how beautifully designed everything else is, if your floor doesn’t match, it will negatively influence everyone’s first impression.

There are many solutions you can choose from, but picking vinyl for floors is very popular and practical due to its many advantages, such as being water and moisture-resistant, durable, easy to install, etc. Also, the innovative vinyl designs will make your jaw drop no matter what style you’re striving for because they’re so affordable. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what vinyl flooring is and why you should spend your money on having it installed in your home. 

Types of Floor Vinyl 


Whether you need to remodel your room, choosing vinyl for floors can be a better option as opposed to choosing expensive wood, laminate, marble, etc. But, in order to make the best decision for your house, let’s see what vinyl flooring is and how many types are out there?

Vinyl has a long history and is known as “resilient flooring” because of its ability to bend and roll. It is composed of numerous layers and provides a highly durable, practical, and economical floor covering. It comes in 3 forms: vinyl sheets, tiles and planks and is separated into two types luxury and engineered. 

Luxury Vinyl Flooring 

This type of flooring is mostly made of plastic (PVC) and is waterproof, affordable, and long-lasting. It includes semi-rigid vinyl floorings such as LVT (luxury vinyl tiles) and LVP (luxury vinyl planks). LVT usually replicates the look of a natural tile, whereas LVP replicates the look of hardwood planks.

Usually, luxury vinyl floors are composed of 3 layers, such as the core, design, and wear layer. The core layer can be rigid or flexible, while the design layer replicates the look you’re after and the wear layer protects the floor from scratches, fading and so on. The design prints that serve as design layers are extremely realistic in mimicking the look of woods and ceramic tiles; once installed you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

The durability of this vinyl floor depends on the thickness of the transparent wear layer. For example, 0.1mm will last you around four to five years, while 0.3mm will last you around eight to nine years, and so on.  

Engineered Vinyl Flooring 

This is rigid core luxury vinyl flooring and comes in the form of stone plastic composite (SPC) and wood-plastic or polymer composite (WPC).  It boasts greater durability as opposed to the LVP and LVT. It is also much thicker and sturdier.

SPC (stone plastic composite) has a core made of limestone, polyvinyl chloride and stabilizers. It has a dense, silent, and sturdy structure. On the other hand, WPC (wood plastic or polymer composite) has a core made of wood fibre and plastic or polymer composites.

Both of them are durable and water-resistant. However, WPC is more comfortable and softer on your feet due to the wood flour mix in its core. One thing to keep in mind is that WPC is more susceptible to dents from heavier furniture or heavier object falling than SPC. 

Important Benefits of Using Vinyl Flooring in Your Home 


Now that you’ve learned more about the types of vinyl floorings let’s look at some benefits. There are many but below you will find the most important ones.  

Moisture Resistance 

This is one of the best characteristics of vinyl flooring. Thanks to their unique structure and high-grade materials, all vinyl floors are waterproof and you can finally put your worries aside. You will be able to elevate the look of your kitchen and bathroom without worrying when you take a bath or if someone spilt a drink. If you are someone who always wanted a wooden floor in your kitchen, this can be a game-changer. The only thing to do is find the most attractive wood-inspired vinyl design. 

Easy Installation  

All vinyl flooring is easy to install. But if you want a super quick floor transformation, then vinyl sheets can do that for you.

Some vinyl sheets need to be glued down while there are others that make it even easier such as loose lay vinyl sheets, that don’t require adhesive. You can probably install both yourself, however, for the glued vinyl sheet it’s better if you get professional help since it’s thinner and every little bump can show on the sunlight. The floor has to be dry and without any densities or imperfections.

Luxury vinyl tiles are applied the same way by peeling the outer paper off the back and sticking them onto the floor while luxury vinyl planks can be installed by clicking and locking to each other.  
Finally, if you don’t want to address the subfloor you can opt for a floating installation of engineered vinyl planks, that covers those imperfections and saves you time.  

Impeccable Design 

Thanks to technological advances, the decorative design layer has improved so much that you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference whether the floor is wood, stone or tile just by looking at it. There are so many designs in different colours and patterns that you will be spoilt for choice. Also, they will look amazing in combination with some brick wallpaper



This type of flooring is extremely durable and is no wonder that many commercial settings choose vinyl as well. If it is high-quality and installed well, along with the proper care, it can last from five to twenty years. So, you can install it in areas with high traffic, such as living room, dining room, etc. 

Warmth, Comfort and Low Maintenance 

If you are one of those people that prolong their morning sleep due to stepping on a cold floor, or you want to walk barefoot in your house no matter the weather outside, then vinyl flooring is your best choice. It is definitely warmer as opposed to laminate, marble, wood, etc, especially in the colder months. Also, they feel more comfortable when walking on them.

It’s also low maintenance since it doesn’t require much upkeep. You can simply sweep or vacuum it and use a damp mop with a neutral detergent for spills. Also, when mopping, you don’t need a lot of water.  


Finally, the most important question – Is vinyl flooring a good investment? The answer is yes if you want a durable, water-resistant floor for half the price. What about how affordable is it?  Well, the price can range but it is definitely more affordable than buying their mimicking original such as marble, wood, etc. Also, they offer more versatility and are more practical. The least expensive out of them all is sheet vinyl. However, you can cut costs by installing the vinyl flooring yourself, especially the floating floors.

To sum up, vinyl flooring is the best way to give your plain floor a modern look, while also making it highly practical. All you need to do is choose the design and pattern and give your room the best transformation ever.