If you are looking to replace the flooring in your home, then you have doubtless compared your many options. Flooring trends come and go and it’s important to take into consideration the aesthetics that you want in your home as well as the price and durability of the floor that you choose. While there are pros and cons to laminate, hardwood, and carpet flooring, the clear winner in terms of durability, eco-friendliness, and affordability is definitely vinyl.
One of the most appealing parts of vinyl flooring is how easy it is to maintain. Carpet looks great when it is first installed but will get dirty over time as people walk on it. Even with regular professional cleanings, carpet won’t last nearly as long as other flooring options as the mat gets compressed and will have to be replaced.
Hardwood floors look great but can be scratched really easily. These scratches will have to be filled and the floors refinished when they are too damaged to look nice. While it is possible to have hardwood floors refinished, there are only so many times that the process can be done as eventually the wood will all be sanded away.
In terms of improving your home and its value, vinyl is the clear winner for ease of maintenance. It can be swept or vacuumed with a low vacuum and mopped. Since it dries quickly, people and pets won’t have to spend a lot of time off the floor.
Some of the best designers in the world have worked on creating amazing vinyl colours and designs. Homeowners can choose from modern looks that mimic hardwood, slate, stone, and tile. With so many different options to choose from, it’s easy to improve the look and feel of your home by installing vinyl as your floor.
Carpet has long had the advantage over other flooring choices because it is so quiet. Many homeowners were willing to overlook the issues that carpet has because they didn’t want to hear people or pets moving around the house all of the time. The new advances in vinyl mean that this type of flooring is just as quiet as carpet. By adding a backing that will reduce noise and insulation against cold coming up against the floor, you and your family can run through the house without causing the kind of loud noise that is commonly associated with hard floors.
Topped with a coating that will protect for years against animal claws, rough play, and high heels, vinyl is perfect for the busy home. It doesn’t matter how many people you have living with you; the coating will keep your floor looking its best. This flooring is perfect for in the bathroom or mudroom as well due to a protective waterproof backing that keeps bacteria and mould from building up. Gone are the days of dealing with the safety issues that having mildew in your floor brings.
Homeowners looking to upgrade their flooring, improve the look of their homes, and quiet the noise of a busy family should give vinyl a chance. With amazing designs and the quality to stand the test of time, vinyl is quickly becoming the flooring of choice worldwide.