Vinyl flooring is a premier choice for flooring in any home, it’s a very popular choice not only in recent years but has been for almost a full century. It has been an option since the 1930’s and became a major hit following world war two, by the 1950’s it raced paced Linoleum to dominance as the best low-cost water-resistant flooring and a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens. But nothing in life is perfect so what are the pros and cons of choosing Vinyl for yourself?
Why should you invest in Vinyl? – As mentioned before, the main one is its proven popularity and its technical bonus at handling water spills and other liquid incidents. There are other benefits to choosing Vinyl flooring beyond this one fact.
Low maintenance – is one of them, compared to carpet or hardwood vinyl is not only a attractive option in design but it can just be left alone most of the time. All it requires is a sweeping for dirt and grit plus an occasional wipe to remove stains. Staining is a rare issue for vinyl flooring as well due to its inherent
Water resistance. Whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, as long as its installed well will keep any water from getting away.
Vinyl is quite well suited for winter, either on its own or with a separately purchased underlay a vinyl floor can create a softer feeling floor that holds in a small amount of heat, enough to take the edge off those freezing winter days as you search for your slippers.
There is also a surprising durability to Vinyl, you have to make sure that it is installed correctly, and you have to maintain it occasionally but with little upkeep it can last one maybe two decades. Solid Vinyl or composite vinyl tiles can be part of a larger whole, with colours that are on every layer of it, this makes them more resistant to damage as a whole as the deeper colours will hide the knocks.
What you should look out for with Vinyl.
(VOC’s) otherwise known as Volatile Organic chemicals. These are the chemicals that are used when making Vinyl flooring, there is a chance that these chemicals will linger after it has been installed in your home and have the potential to aggravate anyone with respiratory systems, eye irritations or asthma. But it is worth noting that this is more of a problem the newer the vinyl is the worse it is, the older the more it has been aired out.
It can be Difficult to repair the higher the quality of the piece the more durable it is so a low quality one is more vulnerable to rips and tears. The main problem is that vinyl cannot be refinished once it is damaged, it can only be replaced. This is why installing it in tiles can be a better solution, so you don’t have to replace the whole thing
Chemical stains are one of the more unknown problems with vinyl. While vinyl can be resistant to staining through normal use, Prolonged contact with rubber can create chemical stains and yellowing. Rugs, shoes, various other things that sit on vinyl along time will have this effect.
For the best advice, selection and price on Vinyl Floors in the North East visit Adamms’ Flooring Warehouse today!