Some homeowners think of vinyl flooring as a cheap, utilitarian option that’s only suitable for laundry rooms and basements. However, vast improvements have been made in vinyl flooring design and manufacturing in the last decade. Now, vinyl is not only affordable and durable, but it can also replicate the look of hardwood or tile. We at Floor Coverings International Edmond recommend you give vinyl another chance – it might be the perfect flooring for your Oklahoma City home!
Types of Vinyl Flooring
Sheet Vinyl – These sheets generally come in rolls that are either 6 or 12 feet wide. Though vinyl sheets are more difficult to install, they create a clean, seamless look. Sheet vinyl is also preferable for rooms with more moisture, such as bathrooms, since there are no gaps for liquids to seep into.
Vinyl Tiles – Vinyl tiles offer a wide range of options. They can be laid in any pattern or orientation, and some vinyl tiles can be grouted for a more realistic look. Different vinyl tiles offer different benefits, as well. Vinyl composite tile (VCT) includes limestone and is more affordable. Solid vinyl tile (SVT) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) include more vinyl, making them more durable and realistic-looking.
Vinyl Planks – Vinyl planks are designed to replicate the look of real hardwood. The planks are the same size and shape as traditional wood planks, and have realistic details like texturing and beveled edges. They are also available in a wide range of colors and grain patterns.
A Few Reasons to Choose Vinyl
- Vinyl flooring is easy on the body. Unlike tough hardwoods, stone, or tile, vinyl has a springiness (due to its built-in underlayment) that makes it easier on the joints and more comfortable to stand on. It makes it quieter to walk on, too.
- Vinyl can handle moisture. Unlike wood (which can warp from contact with liquids) and stone (which requires sealing to resist moisture), vinyl is largely water-resistant. This makes it suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, as long as any spills are cleaned up quickly.
- Vinyl is a great choice for homes with kids or pets. Vinyl flooring will stand up to the wear and tear of pets’ claws and kids’ toys and still look good. Plus, it’s easy to clean, so spills and messes are unlikely to cause permanent damage to your floors.
For more reasons to choose vinyl flooring, talk to our experts at Floor Coverings International Edmond! We offer free consultations and estimates to homeowners in the Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Piedmont areas.
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