Advantages of Vinyl Flooring
When many people think of vinyl floors , they’re reminded of the cheap sheet/roll flooring their mom had in her kitchen or the stick down tiles they used at college – not the high-performing and stylish products of today. The truth is that vinyl is a highly engineered, robust product referred to by various acronyms such as LVP (sometimes referred to as “LVT”), WPC and SPC. Your flooring professional partners at The Good Guys will know these lingo like the back of their hand and are always happy to explain them to you!
Today’s vinyl flooring is available in a variety of designs, ranging from wood planks that mimic the look of traditional hardwood floors to stone products such as slate and marble. Vinyl also offers more texture than laminate, making it a softer and less noisy floor underfoot.
The Benefits of Vinyl Plank Flooring: Durable, Waterproof, and Stylish
Another advantage of vinyl is that it’s a very approachable floor, particularly in terms of installation. It can be installed in a variety of ways including as an interlocking “floating” floor, loose lay or peel and stick – making it a great option for DIYers. It’s also easy to cut with a utility knife, unlike laminate which requires a saw.
Lastly, vinyl is fully waterproof and resists moisture, mold and mildew growth, and stains. It’s a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, children’s playrooms and even entryways. Depending on the type of vinyl and its wear layer, it’s also durable enough for commercial applications.Read More