5 Things You Should Know About Vinyl Flooring

Are you thinking of redecorating your home or office? One of the most important decisions you will need to make is to decide on the flooring for the space that you have.

Not only do you have to choose one that will complement the design that you have for the walls and furniture, but you want something that will still be within your means but durable that it will last for many years.

Vinyl flooring is the perfect solution to your dilemma. While every type of flooring has its pros and cons, as explained in detail here by Empire Floors, but if you are looking for one that has a lot of options for design and will not break the bank, vinyl flooring is the answer.

Here are some things that you should know about vinyl flooring. 

1. There are different types of vinyl flooring

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You can choose among tile, sheet or plank. The tile flooring is squares of different sizes while a sheet flooring is bigger in size.

They are usually one single roll that is about 6 to 12 feet wide. Plank vinyl flooring, meanwhile, has the appearance of a wood plank.

Each type has its own benefits, for example, the tile flooring can be easily replaced when a square is damaged.

A sheet flooring is perfect for bathrooms while the plank flooring is even more durable than hardwood planks.

However, planks can also be used as sheet or tile, assuming that you know how to cut a vinyl plank.

2. You can choose from three different finishes depending on how durable you want it to be

A vinyl no-wax finish is good for areas that do not a have a lot of foot traffic because it is the lightest one.

For a more durable finish, choose the urethane finish because there will be less scuffing on the vinyl.

If you are putting the vinyl flooring on an area with heavy foot traffic, choose the enhanced urethane finish.

3. They are very easy to install

They are easier to install compared to other types of flooring.

There are even some types of vinyl that do not require glue but you need to be careful in doing the installation especially if you have never done it before.

Let me show you a short video about a quick-step vinyl installation:

It would be better to ask for the help of someone who has done it before, or better yet, you should avail the service of a professional to do the installation for you, especially when it comes to vinyl installations on concrete floors.

4. There are so many designs to choose from

One of the great things about vinyl flooring is the many designs!  Regardless of the space where you will be placing them, you can be sure that you will find a suitable one for that area.

5. They are easy to maintain

Vinyl floorings are also easier to clean. A simple mop and vacuum will keep it clean, and what's great about vinyl flooring is that some are actually resistant to stains so it's great for areas like the kitchen or dining area where spills might happen.

Vinyl flooring is also highly durable and it can last at least ten years, so you know that it is a good investment. 

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