The flooring in your home is often something which doesn’t get changed regularly. Unlike furniture or the colour of your walls, most people tend to stick with flooring which is installed when they moved in. One option which can get overlooked is the installation of luxury vinyl tiles. Traditionally vinyl has only been used in specific rooms in the home, but as the style and technology has advanced, it is being used more and more throughout the house. With that in mind, here are some of the benefits to luxury vinyl flooring compared to other flooring options.
Compared to maintaining flooring such as carpets, vinyl tiles are significantly easier to care for. The main requirement is that the vinyl is swept clean to maintain the floor. Any cleaning needs to remove stains can be taken care of with a damp mop or cloth, which makes vinyl ideal for installation in kitchens and bathrooms. Another location which can benefit hugely from vinyl is the hallway and entrance areas of a house. As these are areas of high traffic, which will usually have people walking over them in their shoes which have been worn outside, they are likely to get dirty quickly. As vinyl is so easy to clean, any dirt brought in from shoes can be easily cleaned. This is particularly useful if you have a family with small children or pets during the winter months.
Along with being low maintenance, vinyl tiles are water-resistant, which makes them extremely useful in two specific rooms in the home. The bathroom and the kitchen are the rooms most likely to experience liquid spills on the floor. Because vinyl is water-resistant, any liquid can be quickly absorbed with a dry cloth or paper towel. Comparing this to wood flooring, depending on the liquid, the damage caused by a spill could be significant as a stain may develop, which could be very difficult, if not impossible, to remove.
While it may seem like an area where vinyl would fall short compared to flooring such as carpet, the comfort and support of vinyl has improved significantly over time. It will never have the same softness as carpet directly to your bare feet. However, with a cushioned underlayer, vinyl is often a more comfortable option than real wood or laminate flooring. If you desire the comfort underfoot that carpet offers there is always the option to lay a rug on top of vinyl which can provide a similar feeling.
Traditionally vinyl designs have not been the most appealing. However, the designs have improved and developed significantly in recent years. As such, vinyl can be installed in rooms such as the bedroom while maintaining a stylish and elegant design. There is a range of designs, such as parquet, which can now be installed through vinyl tiles to create a beautiful addition to a bedroom. Choosing a vinyl parquet still can allow you to achieve this classic design, with a lower cost than using traditional wood. With this now an option, it enables you to be creative with a consistent style of flooring running throughout an entire floor of your home.
Overall, vinyl flooring has several advantages compared to other flooring options. The crucial final point which goes along with all of the above benefits is the ease of installation which comes with vinyl flooring tiles. It should be noted that when installing vinyl, as with any flooring, to ensure the best results, having a professional install your choice will ensure quality across your home.
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