Vinyl is a popular type of flooring for homes and businesses because it's durable, attractive, and easy to clean. Vinyl is also one of the easiest types of floors to install yourself, and this gives you the chance to have attractive flooring at a more affordable cost when you do your own installation. Here's a look at some types of vinyl flooring to consider for your home.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury vinyl is made to look like other types of flooring, such as stone tiles and wood planks. While regular vinyl flooring may have the similar designs, luxury vinyl has a more realistic look. The enhanced look is not the only advantage — luxury vinyl flooring is thicker and has a more durable wear layer so the floor lasts a long time. Luxury vinyl comes in a range of colors, grain patterns, and stone designs, so you can find the ideal match for your living room or kitchen. The square tiles can even be grouted to further give the flooring the look of real stone.
Luxury vinyl tiles that look like wood flooring are made in planks that can be glued down or snapped together. Some planks and tiles have a peel-and-stick installation method that makes DIY installation easier.
Economical Sheet Vinyl
If you're looking for inexpensive flooring, then sheet vinyl could be the answer. You can buy loose lay vinyl that doesn't need to be glued down. Installation of this flooring is easy as long as you make exact measurements of the floor so the vinyl has a perfect fit. You can glue down the edges to stop water from getting under the vinyl if you want to use sheet vinyl in a wet area of your home like a laundry room or bathroom.
The advantage of sheet vinyl is it is one of the most affordable types of flooring, yet it is available in a range of colors and styles so it still looks nice in your home. One disadvantage to sheet vinyl is that if an area is damaged, the whole floor has to be replaced instead of having the ability to replace a single tile or plank.
Wear Layer Quality
You can find vinyl flooring at different price points depending on the quality of construction. The thickness of the flooring, the complexity of the design, and the type of wear layer all contribute to the final cost. You can choose different wear layers for your floor. They vary in thickness and finish with the most affordable being the no-wax vinyl floor and the most expensive being the enhanced urethane. The higher quality the wear layer has, the better it resists stains and damage and the longer the floor will stay shiny and hold onto its beauty.
To learn more about vinyl flooring, contact a company in your area like KC Marble & Tile.