Vinyl flooring has a long history in the industry, going all the way back to the 19th century. One reason it became popular over other options was that it could be recycled in a way that other materials couldn’t. There are a number of options when it comes to flooring. One option that you may not have considered is vinyl flooring.
Vinyl is often used in kitchens and bathrooms as well as some commercial applications. The synthetic material is similar to linoleum, its main advantages being the fact that is water resistant, stain resistant, versatile, durable and cost effective. In recent times, the technology has advanced, making the material even more effective than previous incarnations.
There are two main types of vinyl flooring to choose from- Sheet flooring comes in 6 or 12 feet wide while vinyl tiles are placed in a similar way to a ceramic tile but is a more affordable alternative.
What you choose depends on your personal preference- while the sheet flooring option is easier to install and is more water resistant, people often like the style that comes with the vinyl tiles, especially if they want the ceramic aesthetic without the additional cost.
A major advantage with using vinyl over other types of material is its durability. As well as being able to stand up to a lot of foot traffic, it is also comfortable and can muffle noise, so is ideal if you have pets, kids or you are in a shared household and want to reduce noise as much as possible.
There is also the additional benefit that it is a low maintenance surface, something that can be ideal if you want to avoid spending time and money on this, as well as being easy to clean up spills and splashes on the surface. It is also more affordable than a number of other materials, so can be an ideal option if you are on a budget.
The material also comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns, including wood grain patterns, so you can find an aesthetic that is best suited to your home décor, especially for areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.
In previous times, the installation process for vinyl has become a lot simpler in recent years. It is also easier to replace scratched or stained tiles rather than having to get rid of and replace an entire floor. While it is possible to install it yourself, we do recommend using a professional installation service in order to ensure that your surface is properly laid down and prevent any long term issues with your flooring.
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At Dave Judge Flooring, we work closely with our clients, helping them to get the most from their flooring. If you would like to know more about what we have to offer or to discuss your needs in more detail please contact us today so we can find the ideal flooring solution for you.