Whether you are a designer, builder, architect, or a homeowner, you may find this article helpful in deciding if installing vinyl flooring would be a good choice for you. When it comes to choosing flooring, there is no shortage of options. There are still many traditional options like hardwood, tile, and carpet. However, Vinyl Flooring has many benefits which include, the quality and a high-end look without the massive price of hardwood. Here are 9 reasons why Vinyl Flooring is the best choose for your next home improvement project.
Versatility and Options
When it comes to you choosing a vinyl floor, you have a wide variety of options. You can choose the colors, and patterns. This means that you select a specific aesthetic, like the look of stone floor, in a space that would not traditionally be an option.
With more and more homeowners wanting the look of wood in a space that would not traditionally have wood, such as a kitchen and bathroom. Vinyl flooring is a great alternative, because they are 100% waterproof, which makes it a perfect choose. Also, when properly installed they can last you up to 20 years!
Range of Color and Design
Many flooring companies provide various types of vinyl flooring in a wide range of color and design. Having that option can allow you to match the flooring to the interior designs and colors, while also being able to mimic real stone and hardwood.
Little to No Maintenance
If you happen to have a busy lifestyle, like most people, you will appreciate having little to no maintenance. Unlike other wood flooring options, you will never be required to do any special cleaning for the floors like waxing or scrubbing.
Vinyl flooring can help you imitate the look of a more expensive option, like natural stone tile or hardwood. There are many options of vinyl tile, some options even include grouting the vinyl tiles to make them more like their ceramic counterparts.
Vinyl is considered one of the most affordable flooring options. You will also not have the extra labor cost of removing your previous floor, given that you can install the vinyl flooring directly over it.
Many homeowners with joint problems often decide on Vinyl Flooring over tile or hardwood, due to it being softer on their feet. The foam layer installed underneath, helps make the vinyl flooring easily the most comfortable option out there.
The 2 Different Types of Vinyl Flooring
There are two types of Vinyl Flooring: sheet flooring which is usually laid down in sheets of 6 to 12 feet wide, and tile flooring, which uses tiles of 9’’x9’’ or 12’’x12’’. While many homeowners prefer vinyl tile, which replicates the look of ceramic tile but at a more affordable cost, sheet flooring is more water resistant and is a lot easier to install.
Vinyl Flooring can be installed directly on to of your subfloor, which makes the process of installation quick, and cost-effective. After you have removed your previous flooring, inspect the subflooring to make sure it is in good condition.
When deciding what type of flooring you want there are many benefits of Vinyl Flooring. Your final decision will come down to what makes the most sense for the current space that you are in and is it in the price range you want to spend. If you need more assistance in deciding, you can contact our handyman flooring installers and the team at RID will be happy to help.