The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring


is affordable vinyl really the best option for your home?

The negative connotation of vinyl floors in the past is now being revamped with praise and esteem as the new variety of designs has made vinyl popular once again. Vinyl “tiles,” as they are referred to, come in a variety of patterns, colors and visuals including ceramic tiles, wood, and stone. Vinyl is also a very versatile material that can be used in highly trafficked areas in your home, such as your kitchen or bathroom, with little to no wear and tear. The material is also water resistant and makes spills easy to clean up. But is affordable vinyl really the best option for your home? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of vinyl.


  • Vinyl is budget-friendly and replicates the look of expensive wood, ceramic or stone
  • Vinyl is an easy DIY project that can be installed over existing floors
  • Vinyl is flexible and does not warp or crack from excessive moisture, like ceramic or wood floors do
  • Vinyl’s slick surface makes any clean up a breeze
  • Vinyl’s finishing does not require polishing or shine like other floors
  • Vinyl is resistant to scratches and dents from everyday use and furry friends


  • Vinyl can not be used in areas like the shower or tub
  • Vinyl is a soft material and, therefore, any particles left on the subfloor may show through as bumps and lumps in the floor
  • Vinyl is resilient against scratches and dents, but dropping a sharp object on the vinyl may gouge out a portion of the floor
  • Vinyl requires furniture pads to be used on the flooring, and sliding furniture around may cause a vinyl “tile” to pop out
  • Vinyl does not improve the value of a home

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