Vinyl flooring is the first choice when it comes to more affordable flooring options. It is very versatile, beautiful, resilient, and durable. It is likewise the best alternative to other more expensive materials like tiles and hardwood. Here is some other information that you may want to know about vinyl flooring.
Do you want to give your floor a makeover but your budget does not allow you to install another hardwood or tile flooring? Well, worry no more because there are other materials you can use to achieve the aesthetics of the floor you want at a more budget-friendly way. One of these affordable flooring options is vinyl.
What is vinyl flooring?
Vinyl is a modern flooring option that is made from a combination of plasticizers and polyvinyl chloride. This type of flooring material is known to be very versatile, resilient, durable and more affordable as compared to other flooring options. It is available in various designs, patterns, and colors. You can easily install it in your laundry room, kitchen, bathroom, and entryway.
What to ask when choosing vinyl flooring?
Before you finally purchase the vinyl flooring material that you want to install in your home, it is helpful to know the type, design, and color that would best suit your visual preference and lifestyle. It is also equally important to know the following:
- The type of flooring surface you want.
- The best style and design that will best complement your home decor.
- The area where you will install the vinyl flooring.
- Do you prefer modern or traditional aesthetics ?
Color and Patterns
Color and patterns are applied to vinyl flooring in two major ways: printed and inlaid.
Printed vinyl means exactly the same as its name. With printed vinyl, a color or pattern is printed directly on the flooring sheets. Because of its beauty and flexibility, printed vinyl is considered as the first flooring choice for homes. There is some printed vinyl that is designed to look like other flooring materials like hardwood, and tiles.
With Inlaid vinyl, the color granules are being embedded into the flooring sheet. This is done in order to come up with a richer finish and a deeper look.
Vinyl flooring is available in three types: sheet, tile, and plank.
Vinyl sheets are usually prepared in rolls. They are available in 6 and 12 feet wide and are usually sold by meter or by roll. They are well fitted in areas with high moisture content like your kitchens and bathroom. You can install them seamlessly and easily. You do not have to hire a professional to install them.
Tile vinyl is specially made to exact 12 inches or 18 inches dimensions. It is also manufactured with uniform thickness. If you want the one that is easiest to install, go for self-adhesive vinyl tiles.
Vinyl plank looks more like hardwood planks. It is commonly made with a width of 4 or 6 inches and a length of 3 or 4 feet. Although it looks like authentic hardwood planks, it is a lot less costly, and easier to maintain and install.