When most people think of vinyl flooring, they think of cheap, thin flooring designed to only last a couple years at most. This could not be further from the truth! Modern vinyl floors are versatile and tough, and they rank high in terms of durability in the right situation.
Read on to discover more of the fabulous benefits of vinyl from the floor installation experts at UB Hardwoods.
VERSATILITY AND DURABILITY: VINYL FLOORING DEFINED
Versatile? Durable? You might have thought those were terms reserved exclusively for hardwood. Nope—we’ll just say there’s a reason vinyl has been on the flooring scene since the 1950s.
Here’s how you know vinyl flooring is both versatile and durable:
It’s Easy to Clean
Has your kid dropped his sippy cup of apple juice on the floor? Did your cat knock your coffee off the counter again? Never fear; no matter what kind of liquid you spill, it’s easy to wipe up on vinyl flooring. Its synthetic (man-made) composition makes it versatile in regard to the types of liquid hazards it can stand up to.
Water Damage? No Way!
Unlike hardwoods and other types of flooring, vinyl is impervious to water damage and warping; it’s durable. It’s a great fit for environments in which the humidity fluctuates or in which spills are common, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Vinyl Is a Cosmetic Chameleon
Vinyl flooring comes in countless colors, shades, and finishes; the right make can even imitate more expensive floorings, such as hardwoods, tile, or stone. This makes it a versatile choice for homeowners and business contractors everywhere. No matter the vibe you’re trying to create, there’s a vinyl flooring that will add to it.
Top-Notch Scratch Resistance
Vinyl flooring is perfect for high-traffic home areas due to its resistance to scuffing and scratches; in other words, it is durable. In fact, vinyl can keep its like-new looks for up to 20 years, requiring little attention other than occasional mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming.
BUT THE BENEFITS DON’T STOP THERE
Versatility and durability are indeed two things that vinyl floors excel in—but those are only two of its strengths. This flooring type boasts additional positive aspects that mean it can serve your family well in practically any situation.
Ongoing Maintenance Is as Easy as Pie
Vinyl flooring isn’t fussy. Not only can it take spill after spill, but it can do so with minimal maintenance! All it needs is the occasional vacuum and mopping to keep it looking its best. It’s unlikely to stain, so spot-cleaning at the moment is also super simple. Plus, it isn’t picky when it comes to the cleaning products you use. While other floors aren’t exactly colorfast, vinyl holds its hue under pressure—with a few exceptions, of course. Be careful to avoid rubber-backed mats, for instance; we cover why in our blog!
Quick Installation Means a Quick Reward
Vinyl flooring is a flooring pro’s dream in terms of installation. It’s available in a variety of forms, but all of them have one thing in common: easy installation. The material is easy to cut and manipulate, making it a cinch for the industry pro who knows what they’re doing. Because installation involves a lot more than laying new flooring, though, we certainly recommend that you hire a professional for your installation. They’ll make sure that all the I’s are dotted and the T’s crossed, so that all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your new floors.
Vinyl Means Major Affordability
Though it’s far from the “budget” option that it used to be, vinyl flooring is still one of the most affordable flooring options out there, hands down. According to Flooring Clarity, an online flooring resource, the best vinyl plank flooring out there averages $4.19-$5.29 per square foot. While that’s an average—meaning you can find vinyl floors for both above and below that, depending on the quality of the material—that’s still quite a bit below some other materials’ price ranges.
NEED VINYL FLOORING INSTALLED? CONTACT UB HARDWOODS TODAY
Our experienced crew of floor installers has been around for decades! We’re a family-owned Golden Valley business with a focus on client service and a hardworking, professional attitude. For efficient flooring installation, give us a call today at 763-807-4500.