Buyers Guide Series: Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is one of the most exciting and cost-effective flooring options in the market.

Vinyl flooring has become increasingly popular and is among the top choices for durable and vibrant floor designs. Available in a wide range of colors, textures and patterns, vinyl is more varied and resilient than ever. Best of all, Vinyl’s true value is in its impeccable ability to imitate first-rate products such as wood, stone and even tumbled marble, giving you great flexibility and just the look you want at a fraction of the price.

Why Vinyl?

Vinyl comes in countless stylish designs and is among the top eco-friendly flooring materials available. Whether concrete slab, old ceramic tile, or old wood floors, using the right tools and with good surface preparation, vinyl flooring can be installed over just about any surface. Great stability and superior water resistance make vinyl a great choice for any space in your home, be it below or above grade level.

A Vinyl for Every Type

Vinyl is available in three styles—sheet, plank, and tile—allowing for great versatility and a broad range of installation options.

• Sheet vinyl usually comes in rolls between 6’ and 12’ wide, which makes an excellent option for large rooms. It is ideal in moisture-prone spaces such as bathrooms and basements, and its seamless application makes for a simple DIY installation.
• Plank vinyl looks nearly indistinguishable from hardwood flooring while being much easier to maintain, providing greater comfort and only at a fraction of the cost.
• Tile gives you the freedom to choose from limitless styles and with easily replaceable precision cut tiles, keeping your floors looking elegant and uniform is simple.

Wear Layer

When shopping for vinyl, pay close attention to wear layer. The thickness of your wear layer determines the longevity of your vinyl. While thicker wear layer is pricier, the increased protection from everyday damage saves you money over the long term. There are three types of finishes available for wear layers: no-wax vinyl, urethane and enhanced urethane. Enhanced urethane is the strongest of the three, ensuring your floors are durable and resilient.

Whatever style you choose, vinyl is one of the most exciting and cost-effective flooring options in the market and is sure to make your project come to life.

This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.