What are the Advantages of Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl flooring has changed a lot in recent years. Advancements in technology have given manufacturers the ability to make a vinyl flooring product that matches up to hardwood, ceramic, and stone in both appearance and performance.
Vinyl floors are made of a combination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), other compounds, and pigments to create a floor that is flexible, durable, and has an attractive appearance. Vinyl floors are constructed various different way, with a majority of vinyl floors sold in long rolls commonly referred to as sheet vinyl. These sheets are typically composed of a backing layer, a vinyl core, a printed image layer, and the protective wear layer. The image layer features a high-quality photograph that mimics the appearance of hardwood or tile.
Vinyl floors are also manufactured in planks or tiles, for a more conventional flooring installation and appearance. Vinyl planks and tiles can be manufactured in a layered fashion similar to sheet vinyl, or they can be one solid piece of vinyl all the way from the tile’s surface all the way to its backing. These solid vinyl tiles are more durable and will show less wear, but do not feature the high-quality image layer that many homeowners desire.
Many vinyl flooring manufacturers nowadays have a product that closely compares to other hard surface floors. Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, refers to higher-end vinyl tiles and planks. These tiles typically feature a higher concentration of vinyl, making them more durable and allowing for more realistic visuals and textures. Many LVT products feature textures that are applied to exactly match the pattern on the image layer, giving the floor the most realistic look and feel possible.
Vinyl flooring offers many benefits that make it a great selection for your home at an unbeatable price.
- Vinyl is available in a wide selection of colors, sizes, textures, styles, and more that allow it to be used in a variety of designs.
- Doesn’t require any special chemicals or equipment to keep clean.
- Water-resistant and is suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, and basements where the floor is susceptible to moisture.
- Is both a highly durable and comfortable floor.
Are you interested in installing vinyl flooring in your home? Come by our showroom in Bloomfield Hills, MI to speak with one of our experts.