Why should you choose vinyl flooring for your home? On the outside, it may appear that wood or tile would be a better choice but here are four questions to ask yourself that might lead you to deciding on vinyl.
Do you need something versatile?
Vinyl is both nonporous and scratch resistant, this means that you can use it for high traffic areas such as family rooms and living spaces as well as in wet rooms such as your bathrooms, mudroom, and kitchen. Its durability means that it is able to bear up against snow, rain, sand, and dirt alike. Though vinyl can show imperfections in your subfloor, its malleability can also help to mask problems such as the shifting foundation that we face here in South Texas.
Do you need something water resistant?
Because vinyl is nonporous and doesn’t absorb moisture like laminates and woods, it is perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Most vinyl comes with waterproof backing which means that it is 100% resistant to water.
Do you need something easy to install?
The beauty of vinyl is not only that a pro can easily install it for a much cheaper price than hardwood or tiles, but also that it makes for a DIY-friendly project. There are typically two types of vinyl: peel & stick and click & lock. Peel & stick will stick directly to the concrete or whatever subfloor you currently have while click & lock is a floating floor.
Do you need something easy on your joints?
While wood and tile floors may seem like better choices at first, many people are beginning to choose vinyl. This is because vinyl has a more comfortable surface that is conducive to areas where you will be standing for a long time such as bathrooms or kitchens.
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