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Vinyl has come a long way over the last decade, evolving into a highly desirable flooring material for the modern home. Vinyl flooring looks great in any room and is a particularly good choice for updating a kitchen or bathroom.
Vinyl Flooring Basics
Vinyl is an inexpensive flooring option ideal for projects on a budget.
Vinyl floor installation requires an intermediate level of skill and know-how.
Vinyl is an easy material to care for and maintain.
Vinyl is one of the most durable flooring types.
Vinyl flooring is highly resistant to water.
Making the Right Choice: Vinyl Flooring Pros and Cons
There is a lot to love about vinyl floors, but also some potential drawbacks to consider. Here is a quick overview.
Vinyl Flooring Pros
Ease of installation
Ease of maintenance
Durability and longevity
Attractive and luxurious look
Many colour, texture, and pattern options
Vinyl Flooring Cons
Repairs can be difficult
Poor-quality vinyl may yellow over time
We have a selection of vinyl floors that have a pre-glued underlayment on the back of each plank. This choice brings various advantages while being very practical for an all-in-one installation. The underlay also improves the soundproofing of the environment and the floor below, while allowing increased adhesion of the product to the ground. This increases the durability of the floor by avoiding any movement of the boards in the long term.
Types, Finishes and Phtalates
1Vinyl types Vinyl is available as planks, tiles, and sheets. The right type of vinyl for any project depends on the desired look. For example, planks can create the appearance of a wood floor.
2Vinyl finishes Vinyl is also available in three finishes. A light wax-free finish is best reserved for low-traffic areas. The slightly heavier and more durable urethane finish is an excellent choice for areas with moderate traffic. An improved urethane finish is the most durable of the three, with a lasting gloss and minimal maintenance needs.
3Phthalates In the past, phthalates were used to make vinyl more flexible, but they can negatively impact indoor air quality. Choose only a coating that is phthalate free.
Vinyl floor installation is a fun DIY project for those with some experience. Just follow this step-by-step guide.
Don’t have the time or want to make sure it’s done right? The Reno-Depot experts are here to help with any floor installation.