Vinyl Flooring has been in the architectural industry for more than eight decades now and since then it remains to be one of the cheapest floorings in the world.
There are numerous reasons why people still opt for vinyl kinds of flooring and why it still remains to be a popular choice for most homeowners however, as with any other things, it also has its fair share of drawbacks.
Advantages of Vinyl
Offers numerous designs. These days, this type of flooring offers endless colors and patterns for buyers to choose from. Luxury vinyl, for example, may be designed to look like a marble or a ceramic floor while a vinyl plank may be made similar to wood planks. You can even buy cheap vinyl type flooring and make it look like a luxurious one by making the right combinations of unique and color patterns.
It doesn’t require much attention and maintenance. Whether you have cheap vinyl flooring or top of the line luxury vinyl flooring, maintenance is pretty much the same. All you have to do is to ensure that dirt won’t stick on the flooring by using a damp cloth or a mop together with a vinyl cleaner.
It is way cheaper. Even if you purchased cheap vinyl flooring, you’d still most likely have the same perks you will enjoy when you have luxury vinyl type flooring. What makes it even more likeable is that this type of flooring is most definitely cheaper when compared to the price of a tile that has similar quality and design as with the vinyl tile.
Disadvantages of Vinyl
It basically isn’t ecologically friendly. Vinyl flooring doesn’t break down easily and naturally, hence making it non-biodegradable. Discarded vinyl floorings tend to pile up and take a lot of space in land fills every year.
The floor, where the vinyl type flooring will be placed, must be evened out properly. Whether it be cheap vinyl or luxury vinyl, it is extremely important that the flat surface to where the flooring will be placed should be soft. Even a small piece of grain trapped in between the subfloor and the flooring will definitely take a toll on your vinyl flooring’s material and will eventually wear down, rip off or tear down. The sad thing about this is that when the vinyl flooring is damaged, there is nothing you can do but to have it removed.
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Joseph works for Remland Carpets, an award winning flooring distributor. Remland Carpets specialise in all domestic and commercial work including schools, healthcare and industrial flooring, and somekeyword.