It is incredible how, thanks to technological evolution, vinyl has gone from being one of the most degraded materials to cover our floors, to fashionable material, for its versatility and durability. Today it is a safe bet for all types of spaces. From a home without aesthetic pretensions, to another that seeks to be remarkable, passing through shops and offices. The vinyl floor provides (almost) everything you could want, and for a very reasonable price.
1. Easy to install
A professional will make it absolutely perfect, but so can you, if you apply enough care and attention to detail. An obvious advantage: the vinyl can be placed directly on the previous floor, so there is no need to do any kind of work. If the flooring can be installed quickly, it will save you some money, and as the vinyl has a special cork backing, it can be installed on any substrate.
2. Great versatility
The vinyl takes on the appearance you want. There are a thousand and one designs, patterns, colours, textures and finishes for you to find just the style you are looking for in your home. The stunning timber, stone and slate finishes are actually high-resolution digital images that are imprinted under the protective membrane, and whether you prefer the timeless look of timber, or the natural beauty of stone, vinyl flooring has it all.
3. Extremely Durable
Vinyl flooring is very hardwearing and totally water proof, with the core made from a composite material, while extra layers are criss-crossed for added strength. Vinyl flooring will not bend or warp and is also fire resistant, making it ideal for high traffic areas like the kitchen and hallway, and the material is also scratch and scuff resistant.
5. Easy to clean
The maintenance of a vinyl floor is a much more relaxed and simple task than with the vast majority of floors: wiping it with a simple cloth will be enough to make it look like new. Vinyl is a material that can withstand friction, scratches, and stains are easily removed. The occasional mop will bring up the vinyl to a nice sheen, and even stubborn stains can easily be removed, making it ideal for kitchens.
6. Hygienic and safe
Its composition prevents the growth of fungi and bacteria, which makes it great for floors in children’s rooms or places where dampness reigns. That’s why it’s one of the top alternatives for schools, laboratories, bathrooms or kitchens. Its materials also prevent the accumulation of mites, making it ideal for homes with allergy sufferers and asthmatics.
If you are looking for a flooring that looks and feels like solid timber, vinyl can give you that, yet at a fraction of the price you would pay for a timber floor. If you would like to explore the potential that vinyl flooring offers, an online search will put you in touch with a local supplier who can quote you for any number of rooms.