Are you looking to update your current flooring and you’re considering vinyl? Choosing the flooring for your home can be a daunting task, there are a lot of different materials, colours, styles etc to choose from. If you’re struggling with your choice then why not take a look at the 7 reasons to consider vinyl flooring below which might help you narrow down your choices and give you more information on why vinyl might be a good choice for you and your family.
Simple to Install
Vinyl flooring normally comes in sheets, tiles and planks, and is one of the easier floorings to install making it a great choice for any DIY fan. Vinyl sheets will be glued using vinyl adhesive, planks and tiles are often self-adhesive making them incredibly simple to install even for a novice. It’s important that the floor underneath the vinyl is as level and smooth as possible because imperfections could show up in the vinyl as grooves and bumps.
Whether you’re looking for a specific colour, pattern or style you’re in luck, vinyl flooring is available in a huge selection of designs. WJD Flooring has a huge variety so whether you’re looking for chequered black and white for your kitchen, vintage mosaic for your hallway or sparkly black for your bathroom you will be able to find what you’re looking for.
Vinyl is one of the most cost-effective flooring materials which makes it a great choice if you want durability and style but on a budget. When compared to other flooring choices such as carpet and laminate, vinyl is normally the cheaper option. Unlike carpet and laminate, vinyl doesn’t require any underlay unless the surface you are using is uneven and needs to be smoothed out, this helps keep costs down and if you can fit the vinyl yourself that’s another expense saved.
Easy to maintain
In high traffic areas of the home choosing the right flooring is essential, if you have young children and pets for example then carpet might not be the best option. Vinyl flooring is a great choice for the whole family, including pets thanks to the little maintenance it needs to keep it looking good. Spills can be easily cleaned without causing any damage, mucky paws can be quickly erased by mopping the floor and hoovering daily will help keep it looking like new.
Unlike wood flooring, vinyl doesn’t get cold even in winter which means it’s a great choice for colder areas of your home. As well as not getting cold, vinyl flooring is a soft and comfortable surface to walk on as many have a cushioned underlay.
There are certain rooms in the home where having water-resistant flooring is essential such as the kitchen and bathroom, the last thing you want is to install expensive flooring and for it to be ruined by moisture. Vinyl flooring when fitted correctly provides a water-resistant flooring solution which makes it the perfect choice for areas of the home where you might see high levels of moisture.
When you have young children and pets in the house, safety becomes a priority. Some flooring options are safer than others such as carpet and vinyl while things such as tiles and laminate can be difficult for young children and pets to navigate, especially if the flooring becomes wet. Vinyl flooring has a textured anti-slip surface which makes slips and trips less likely resulting in a safer flooring for the whole family.
I hope the above has helped give you more information on vinyl flooring and has helped you in your search to find the perfect flooring for your home. If you’re giving your home a makeover I have a few other posts which you might find helpful including, 7 ways to update your bathroom on a budget, kitchen design trends for 2019 and 5 ideas to update your staircase.