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Vinyl Flooring Options – The Basics You Need to Know

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I’ve kinda become the queen of flooring, if I may say so myself. I have written so many posts about flooring for your home that many of you have found helpful. If you haven’t read them yet and are looking for more inspiration I will link to them after this post. For today though, we are focusing on another brilliant flooring option for your home – vinyl flooring. What makes vinyl flooring a good option? Keep on reading to find out!

The durability and affordability of vinyl flooring have made it a popular option. Whilst many of us covet flooring made out of natural materials it isn’t always feasible for our budgets. With many types of vinyl flooring replicating the real thing their popularity with homeowners that want stylish flooring on a budget has risen tremendously. So, what’s the big deal you ask?

Vinyl flooring comes in different types and styles. But what all of those types have in common is that they are affordable alternatives. Here are the 3 most popular types of vinyl flooring.

The Different Vinyl Flooring Options

Vinyl flooring is vinyl flooring, right? Wrong! There are various vinyl flooring options to discover. Let’s start with the basics:

Vinyl Sheets

Sheet vinyl flooring is just that. A sheet of vinyl rolled up. It can measure anywhere between 6 to 12 feet per roll. This is a good option for any room that is prone to splashes and water. Since you don’t have to worry about any water seeping in through the cracks. And it helps prevent water damage. The installation isn’t that simple though, you’ll see why in the vinyl flooring installation section.

Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl tiles are absolutely perfect for the DIY’ers among us. Using vinyl tiles is actually super simple since most of the 12×12 inch squares usually come with adhesive backing. This makes the peel and stick method a good option for most of us.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile replicates the look of natural wood and stone much better than any other tile option. If you’re looking for a vinyl tile that will replicate the real thing then this is the best option for you.

Durability + Cost

One of the reasons that vinyl is preferred by many is because it’s a durable option. A vinyl floor that is installed properly and looked after can last you up to 20 years! Not only is it a more durable option it also provides more value for money when compared to other types of flooring.

Vinyl Flooring Installation

Vinyl flooring comes in either tiles or a sheet of vinyl. The former is the most popular option. And with features like self adhesive backing most vinyl flooring installation can be done by even an average DIY’er. Many types of vinyl floors are actually designed for those of us who want to have a try at laying it ourselves. Think of installing vinyl tiles like putting together pieces of a puzzle. Despite that you can still get a seamless look!

Now, if you prefer the look of laying an entire sheet of vinyl down, then it may be better for you to look for a professional installer. As not only is it more complex to lay down and entire sheet but the floor needs to be as smooth as possible to be able to ensure a proper install.

As you can see – vinyl flooring is quite simple to figure out and affordable to boot! Which makes it a great option for your flooring!

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