If you are looking for flooring that is dependable and won`t require much attention, vinyl is a fantastic choice. Vinyl has been a staple in most homes for well over 50 years and for good reason. It is incredibly durable and doesn’t need any maintenance outside of a sweep and mop from time to time. Most vinyl is 100% synthetic material and usually has a fibreglass base layer with a PVC vinyl and plasticizer coat. They come in planks or tiles and fit side-by-side.
You will find vinyl in a variety of different colours, patterns and styles. It can give off a luxurious natural look by emulating the look of many different types of wood but at a much more affordable price. The wide selection of choice also makes it easy to find vinyl that fits with your space’s already existing aesthetic.
If you are thinking of getting vinyl flooring for your space, this article will cover all of their benefits, as well as the different forms of vinyl flooring you will find.
Types of Vinyl Flooring
There are different types of vinyl flooring, some good for quick and easy installation and others that are good for more permanent solutions.
Vinyl Click Flooring
Vinyl click flooring is novel and incredibly easy to install, only needing to be clicked into place.
Glue Down Vinyl Flooring
Glue down vinyl flooring needs to be glued down to be installed, as the name implies but will last for many years.
Loose Lay Vinyl Flooring
Loose lay vinyl flooring is installed by simply laying them on the floor side-by-side with no adhesive or tongue and groove mechanism required to hold them in place.
Benefits of Vinyl Flooring
There are numerous benefits that accompany vinyl. They are affordable, easy to maintain and come in a variety of colours. Some of the benefits you can expect from vinyl are:
Vinyl is much more cost-effective than most other flooring options. Even premium vinyl is still much cheaper than other flooring options.
Easy to Maintain
Once you have vinyl installed it is very easy to maintain. Keeping it dirt and dust-free with a quick mopping now and then will have it looking as good as it did the day it was installed.
Vinyl has the beauty of real wood but is non-porous so it is almost entirely impervious to water. This makes vinyl great for busy homes or commercial settings.
Because of the clear wear layer on vinyl and their non-porous nature, they are incredibly difficult to stain.
Vinyl has more give than wood or tiles so it is softer on your feet, making for a more comfortable flooring option; some vinyl sheets even have a built-in padded underlayer. They also tend not to get as cold as other flooring options.
If vinyl is properly installed and cared for, it can last up to 20 years without needing to be replaced. Also, you can easily replace individual pieces if they do happen to get damaged.
Easy to Install
If you are the do-it-yourself type, you could easily install vinyl on your own without any help from a professional.
To summarize, vinyl is a great choice if you have a busy household or need new flooring for a commercial space. It is very durable and requires very little effort to maintain. They are also very affordable and can easily be installed without the help of a professional.
If you are looking for quality vinyl flooring, visit your nearest Flooring Liquidators location or call us at 1 (866) 473-7222 for more information. We have locations across Southern Ontario, including cities like Toronto, London and Oshawa. Use our Store Locator to find a location near you.
We stock a wide variety of click and glue down/loose lay vinyl flooring products to suit every preference and budget. Feel free to ask our helpful team for professional advice as well as product details that will allow you to make an informed decision. Whether you want to give you home or business a new look, we have the perfect quality flooring solutions for you!