Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a great choice of flooring that has seem some advancements over the recent years, both in the manufacturing process and in the number and kinds of styles offered to the public. Vinyl flooring is made from a combination of polyvinyl chloride and plasticizers.

Vinyl flooring may be purchased by the roll or in square tiles. Vinyl flooring is often used in high moisture areas. If you are planning on installing vinyl flooring in a bathroom, kitchen, or any room where moisture may be an issue it may be a wise idea to buy rolled vinyl flooring. Vinyl floor tiles will naturally have seems in them when they are installed. Therefore, they will be less likely to maintain a waterproof barrier from any moisture that will drip or spill on them.

What does vinyl flooring cost?

The cost of vinyl flooring differs from brand to brand and style to style. Vinyl flooring will cost about 75% less than some more expensive types of flooring like tile or wood. The prices of vinyl flooring will range from $1 per square foot to $4 per square foot on average. However, vinyl flooring is not considered a great value adding type of flooring. It will not necessarily raise the resale value of your home as they do not last nearly as long as wood flooring or ceramic tile flooring. Installing vinyl floor covering will provide is a good looking, inexpensive, and durable flooring in your home for a decade or more. Read more about the cost of vinyl flooring.

To give you a general idea of what vinyl flooring costs compared to laminate, it will be a little higher than laminate flooring. They are similar types of floors but vinyl flooring has some distinct advantages over laminate flooring. Learn more about these in our Laminate Flooring vs. Vinyl Flooring

Maintenance of vinyl floors is very simple. With most kinds of vinyl flooring you may use an all-purpose household cleaning solutions. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning products. There are not many cleaning solutions that will damage vinyl, though.

One of the most important things to consider when you purchase vinyl flooring is the thickness of the top wear layer. This layer is measured in mils. One mil is the thickness of one sheet of paper. An 8 mil wear layer will be as thick as 8 pieces of paper. This is one of the most important factors because the top layer is what will protect the pattern and the overall life of the vinyl flooring over time. When the floor starts looking old this is due to the wear layer being damaged multiple times and showing up visually.

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