Benefits of Vinyl Flooring
Posted by: Genesis Floors
Vinyl flooring is a great low maintenance option for rooms such as children’s playrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and dens. Unlike carpet, it doesn’t stain, and vinyl flooring is much more affordable than tile or carpet. Particularly in high traffic areas, vinyl flooring can offer you and your family the durability you need to keep up with life.
One of the best features of vinyl flooring is that it comes in a wide array of designs. Popular designs include checkerboard patterns and faux wood parquet floors. Some companies even produce vinyl flooring that looks like wood boards or elaborate stone patterns – vinyl flooring quality has increased substantially in recent years. No matter what the aesthetic of your room is, you are sure to find a vinyl design that will suit the theme. Vinyl is also relatively inexpensive, so if you suddenly decide to redecorate, new flooring remains an affordable option. Below are some of the different varieties available:
- Traditional Wood. This type of vinyl is made to look like real hardwoods, including maple, hickory, and walnut.
- Vinyl Composition Tile. This is tile flooring made from vinyl that is great for high traffic, commercial areas.
- Groutable Vinyl Tile. Tile flooring made from vinyl with the option of installation with grout.
- NaturCor. This type of flooring uses additional layers of foam to create extra walking comfort and slip resistance. It is also extremely stable and does not suffer from the effects of contraction or expansion. NaturCor is exclusively available from Flooring America.
Ease of Cleaning
A primary reason why people choose vinyl flooring is that it is easy to clean. Food and drink spills in the den can be wiped or swept right up, and if your bathtub overflows onto the vinyl floor, the risk of water damage is virtually non-existent. You can just grab a towel and wipe it away. Scuff marks are also easily removed from vinyl flooring; in fact, they just rub away.
Because vinyl is virtually impervious to spills and messes, it is a great choice for kitchens – with vinyl, you’d never know that the little one poured his spaghetti on the floor!
Vinyl flooring is ideal for areas like entryways that get a lot of foot traffic. Unlike carpet and wood, which will show signs of wear from constant entering and exiting – often with dirty shoes – vinyl flooring will maintain its shine through years of wear. Vinyl is also popular for workshops for this reason. No need to worry about piling up equipment on a vinyl floor, dropping a hammer, or tracking in mud from the yard.
Contact Genesis Flooring today for more information on vinyl flooring products and installation.