When redoing your flooring, you will have so many options to work with. One of the most popular one today is vinyl. The option perfectly balances aesthetics, durability, and affordability. However, like every flooring option, to get the best results, vinyl has to be installed and cared for properly.
What is vinyl flooring?
Vinyl is a flooring material designed to resemble hardwood. It is available in strips. The product is available in several styles with each mimicking a specific type of wood from hickory to oak and more. Bearing in mind that hardwood mimics real wood, you will be able to find a style that matches your décor perfectly.
Why Choose Vinyl
If you are on a tight budget but need a hardwood look without the challenging installation needs and high costs, vinyl will be a perfect choice. The option offers a number of benefits.
Backed with a felt product
Once the vinyl floors are installed, the felt product gives a softer feel. While the top layer looks like hardwood and has the same strong feel, when standing on a vinyl floor, the soft feel will make it easier for you to stand longer than you would on real wood. Objects are, further, less likely to break when they fall on a vinyl floor.
Another remarkable feature is the fact that vinyl flooring is water-resistant. This is what makes it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Vinyl has also been proven to offer better sealing against water damage than hardwood and laminate floorings. You will also be able to find vinyl floors that are completely waterproof.
Easy to install
The installation of vinyl planks is quick and cost-effective. This is thanks to the fact that the material can be installed on top of the subfloor directly. You just need to make sure that the subfloor is in good condition before you add the vinyl.
Easy to maintain
Vinyl is a perfect choice for anyone that doesn’t want to put in a lot of work in maintaining their floors. In addition to being long-lasting, the material requires only routine cleaning. You simply need to sweep and mop occasionally.