Today’s Vinyl Flooring: Better than Ever!
When you hear the words vinyl and flooring together, you are taken back to old times. From children we have seen these floors, but now there is a whole new world of vinyl flooring. So many things have changed that it is time for a new education on the subject, kind of like continued education for floors.
Today, vinyl is an incredibly versatile option in many homes. It no longer just comes in sheet form, but also in tile and plank forms. This bridges a large gap that has existed in the vinyl floor industry for many years.
As trends in home decor are constantly changing we are still seeing the same kind of floors going down, typically hardwood or tile. But what many don’t realize from looking at the beautiful images from design and home publications is the hardwood or tile that you’ve had your eye on, sometimes isn’t what you think it is. Even with being involved in the flooring industry for most of my life, I sometimes see a hardwood floor in a magazine and swear it isn’t vinyl. But, I’ve been wrong on several occasions.
Textures, styles, and colors have never been more convincing. Many kitchens and bathrooms are catching up with vinyl these days. You no longer need to settle with an option that doesn’t go with the rest of your house. Moisture is no longer the issue. You can lay vinyl plank and tile in any room that has an issue with water and feel completely at peace. It will not buckle or warp if it gets wet!
Great things about Vinyl Flooring:
- Cost Effective
- Easy to Clean
- Thousands of different designs as well as hardwood and tile alternatives that are unbelievable
- DIYers Dream Flooring
- Very easy installation
- Incredibly Durable and Practical
- Great Warranties
- Lower quality vinyls may look less than authentic when compared to the real thing
- You can’t refinish them
- Not always great for VOCs
How is it made?
Vinyl for flooring has an intricate manufacturing process. They are made from a mixture of vinyl resin and other additives. This process allows for any design, style, color, or texture that you can possibly imagine. Varying types of vinyl are concocted by adding different chemicals to the mix, and once they are added to the vinyl resin the mixture becomes a vinyl compound, and is first in a form that looks like small pellets of plastic. These pellets can then be made into any type of vinyl flooring whether plank, tile, or traditional sheet vinyl flooring.
So why should I buy Vinyl over other flooring options?
Vinyl is one of the most versatile flooring options on the market. You can get it as expensive as high quality hardwood flooring or as cheap as linoleum. Be warned though with vinyl, like most home products you get what you pay for. The higher the prices the better the quality as with all consumer products. It is durable and very resistant to staining and scratching. Overall it is an amazing flooring option that should be considered for any application.
I hope this helps you in deciding on whether vinyl flooring is right for you and your lifestyle. As always thank you for reading and please leave any comments or questions pertaining to vinyl below, and i will do my best to respond as quickly as possible.
Until next time, Happy Home and Flooring!