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A Guide For Vinyl Flooring- Advantages And Disadvantages

Are bored with your old flooring? or its worn-out floor or now it’s hard-to-maintain carpets? Vinyl flooring is offering you a great shortcut to new amazing flooring which is light on the pocket also. Vinyl floorings are resilient which is made out primarily of polyvinyl chloride and some additives chemicals. They provide a high degree of flexibility, durability, and elasticity and also give a bounce to the feet. These floorings are available in the form of planks, sheets, rolls, and tiles. They are not as hard as tiled or laminated floors, neither as soft as carpet. There are different varieties of vinyl flooring which you can select according to your requirements. For instance, homogeneous PVC flooring roll is simple single-layered flooring which is water and moisture resistant, so best for kitchen and bathrooms. Moreover, vinyl floorings are ended with a clear layer, ‘wear layer’ on the surface top, which works as a protective floor coating. These floors can be easily installed on the existing floor directly without any hassle of dismantling surface.

Advantages of vinyl floors:

The benefits of vinyl floors are mentioned below:

·         Water-resistant:

Vinyl floorings have excellent resistance to moisture and water and have anti-slip floors properties also. They make floorings suitable for kitchen and bathrooms or areas where usage of water is high or there is a significant moisture presence.

·         Durable:

Vinyl floors are a lightweight and extremely durable flooring material with a lifespan that can range easily between 10 to 20 years. You can more enhance the longevity of the flooring with proper maintenance and by not exposing the flooring to rough use.

·         Stain-resistant:

Vinyl flooring sheets and tiles come in two kinds – inlay and the inexpensive rotogravure. The inlay vinyl floors have a homogeneous color from top to bottom surface, this characteristic of the vinyl floor material covers scratches and makes the damage less visible. The vinyl rotogravure floorings have a thin vinyl layer on the base top. They are topped by a clear ‘wear layer’, which works like a surface barrier to protect the vinyl floor from stains and spills. Moreover, it saves the printed design top layer from getting worn off by heavy foot traffic.

·         Multiple designs and colors:

Vinyl floors come in several colors and designs that mimic natural stone flooring and wood flooring. these floorings are ideal for kid’s room because of versatility in colors and patterns and for home gyms due to its soft on the foot property.

Disadvantages of vinyl floors:

The following are some disadvantages of vinyl floors:

·         Chemical resistant:

Vinyl floor types are stain-resistant but unfortunately can get permanently damaged and discolored when attacked by any strong chemicals. Moreover, these vinyl floors are not suitable for outdoor usage because their color can weaken due to prolonged contact with sunlight and UV rays.

·         Sharp objects:

If any sharp object falls on the vinyl floor it creates sharp cuts that become difficult to repair. Even your high-heeled shoes can leave marks and can cause dents on the vinyl floor.