Luxury vinyl flooring is the perfect option for those wanting a hardwood-like flooring option, at a fraction of the cost. With recent advances in design aesthetics vinyl flooring has quickly become one of the most popular options for households and commercial properties. Vinyl not only gives you a timber style look at a inexpensive cost, it is also highly durable and incredibly easy to install. Do you think vinyl flooring could be for you ? Check out our list below on the pros and cons of vinyl flooring to help you decide.
Very few flooring options are as easy to care for an maintain as vinyl. All you need to do is sweep away all the dirt and grit from the surface, before using a mop and some vinyl flooring cleaner to remove stains.
Similar to hybrid waterproofing flooring, vinyl flooring is also made from materials that are waterproof. Meaning that vinyl is perfect for those areas of your property with high water usages, such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. With vinyl, there is also no need to worry about rotting and discolouring if water does happen to get onto the boards.
Vinyl floors are perfect for the winter as they do not get cold like tiled floors. In addition, they are also more comfortable to walk on compared to timber options. Some vinyl floors even come with a padded layer underneath them, making them even more comfortable to walk on.
The price of vinyl flooring is generally inexpensive, giving you a timber-like look at a fraction of the cost. Furthermore, if you happen to damage the flooring it is easy to repair, as you only can easily replace individual pieces. Saving you the effort and money of replacing the entire floor.
Ease of Installation
Vinyl is arguably the easiest flooring to install, and you can even do it yourself. However, it is advised that you get a professional to come and do the subfloor preparation before you install the flooring, as it requires a perfectly smooth surface.
Pro Tip: If you are installing the flooring yourself it’s best to purchase extra flooring as mistakes when cutting is inevitable.
Susceptible to Damage
Despite vinyl being a very durable flooring option, it is prone to damage and punctures from sharp objects. Similarly, vinyl can also be dented by heavy objects left stationary over a long period of time.
When installing vinyl flooring it is important to be aware of the out-gassing that may occur. There is a chance that chemicals (used in the manufacturing vinyl floors) seep out after installation and cause eye irritation and some respiratory issues such as asthma reactions.
*However, there is an increasing amount of environmentally-developed vinyl flooring solutions that solve the out-gassing issue, while not comprising on quality or safety.
Vinyl floors are not biodegradable, meaning they do not break down naturally over a short period of time. Which results in old and broken vinyl floors taking up space in landfills.
So there you have it, the pros and cons of vinyl flooring. Despite the few disadvantages of vinyl flooring, it is still a fantastic choice for any property. Vinyl allows you to achieve that high-quality timber look at a fraction of the price, while also being easy to install and durable.
If you think vinyl flooring is perfect for your property then get in touch with us today, we stock a range of Inovar Vinyl styles to cover all your needs. Similarly, if you would like to see real-world examples of vinyl and other flooring styles then visit the Floors of Distinction showroom today at 6/10 Discovery Dr Bibra Lake, WA 6163.