Many people are using vinyl flooring in their homes, be it in the form of vinyl tiles or sheet vinyl, however for those that haven’t yet discovered their benefits over other flooring types, here are a few pointers, so you know why you should buy it for your next home renovating project.
First of all vinyl is a highly durable (resilient) material. It does depend on its thickness, however generally speaking it can last you a life time with just a bit of maintenance.
Speaking about maintenance, cleaning is quite easy. Simply mop it clean with a bit of water. Unlike hardwood for example which considers water an enemy, you don’t have such problems with vinyl material. This is why it is particularly popular in kitchen or bathrooms, which tend to be quite humid at times and water spills are a regular occurrence.
It looks great, has a wide variety of colors and patterns and can practically mimic any other material, all at a great cost. For example you have tiles that look just like hardcore real wood, or like ceramic tiles, and only a close inspection reveals the fact that they’re in truth vinyl. You can even find imitations of pottery or stone. Nowadays vinyl has the most design and style types available in existence.
Speaking of price, vinyl is one of the cheapest type for your floors. Only laminates come close, however you just don’t find that many different laminated designs as with vinyl flooring.
It is very easy to install and it can be installed practically everywhere. As the sheet vinyl does not absorb any liquids, it’s perfect, as I mentioned above, to use in any room that needs a good resistant flooring material. Also it’s very comfortable to stand on it for longer periods of time. This is the opposite of standing for long on hard surface, such as hardwood.
All in all, using vinyl flooring as the flooring of choice for a modern home is the way to go nowadays. Not only you will have a great looking flooring, but you’ll also be able to save lots of money in the process.