The Best Flooring For High Moisture Rooms!
Moisture and temperatures are some of your biggest concerns when it comes to the right flooring for the job. So today, we are going to go over the many advantages of vinyl plank flooring.
What are the Advantages of Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Real hardwood and tile looks
These floors are not very expensive at all. It is far less than any hardwood or real tile flooring in comparison. Because it is made of almost 100 percent plastics, you will never have to worry about moisture causing it to swell or buckle. The looks of this product are amazing. There are even textured versions of it and this goes a long way towards you actually believing that it is real wood or tile. Installation is incredibly easy when compared to other floor coverings as well. There are different ways to install depending on what type of vinyl plank floor that you choose. You can use a click together approach or you can glue it down. Just follow the installation recommendations provided by the manufacturer.
If a single piece gets ruined you can easily repair it by replacing the single plank that is damaged. Unlike sheet vinyl, this is a much easier alternative to replacing the entire floor or trying to match a pattern.
Areas of the home to install it in:
Because of the amazing versatility of this wonderful flooring option, it is actually hard not to find a place that it will work perfectly in your home. This is due to the fact that moisture is not a deterrent like most hard surface flooring. This is because, if installed correctly vinyl plank is almost entirely impermeable to moisture. Water cannot penetrate the surface nor cause it to bend or buckle.
These floors are also highly resistant to stains, mildew, and scratching. This makes for a worry free family friendly floor.
Maintenance and Care:
What maintenance and care?
Now just because it is an very resilient piece of floor covering does not mean that you can just let the dirt pile on. This is actually the main reason why the floors could ever have a problem. Because when we walk we put all of the weight in our bodies on the floor we can imbed any dirt or debris on our shoes or feet into the flooring itself overtime. This is why it is so important to keep a watchful eye on your floors.
Cleaning it up is very simple though, and unlike wood you do not have to worry about excess water. So simply sweep and mop the floor as needed. This is different in almost every home. The dirt will gather more with more people living in your home, or depending on the foot traffic. I always sweep my floors at the first sign of build up, and then I mop when needed. Other than that I simply spot clean when that occasional spill happens.
So if you have always wanted the look and feel of real wood in a bathroom, kitchen or even a basement, you don’t have to look around anymore. Vinyl plank flooring is designed to do just that. Until next time, Happy Flooring!