Luxury vinyl flooring has become more prevalent in houses in recent years due to advances in its construction, texture and looks. Vinyl patterns and styles can be used to resemble hardwood and stone flooring without the inherent drawbacks of those materials. Vinyl is easy to clean while remaining waterproof. As opposed to stone and hardwood, vinyl resists stains and is a cheap fix if anything untoward happens. This article covers three types of vinyl flooring options that can be tailored to match your home decor.
Vinyl sheets are easy to install and look great once laid down. The sheets are specially made for visual impact and there is a wide range of patterns and designs to choose from. A new innovation with vinyl sheets is known as inlaid vinyl. Inlaid vinyl has coloured granules embedded in the sheets giving them a depth that’s not found in solid colours. These granules give vinyl sheets a wider range of colours and visual textures. Because of their waterproof characteristics vinyl sheets work well in areas prone to moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Vinyls planks work well for mimicking hardwood flooring without the cost. As opposed to vinyl planks, hardwood floors are prone to stains, scratches and water damage. Every vinyl plank will have a unique pattern which gives the entire floor a natural hardwood look. Self adhesive vinyl planks are much more stable than floating hardwood flooring while remaining easy to install. Install vinyl planks in any room that you envision the look of a hardwood floor at a fraction of the cost.
Vinyl tiles are made to replicate the look of natural stone tiles without the cost or weight. Stone tiles are some of the most expensive flooring options available and advances in vinyl manufacturing have created a great looking option. Vinyl will also feel much better underfoot as it won’t be as cold or hard as stone tiles. Other advantages of vinyl tiles compared to stone are the ease of repair, a less slippery foundation and a more forgiving surface for dropped items such as kitchenware and glass.