With so many flooring options available, it can be difficult to know which type of flooring is the right one for your home. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about vinyl flooring- a budget-friendly yet a high-quality option. Here are some pros and cons you should know before making your decision.
The good news is that there are many more pros than cons for vinyl flooring. The most significant advantage of vinyl plank flooring is that is 100% moisture resistant, which makes it an excellent choice for any rooms that may be exposed to water. This generally includes the bathroom, basement, and the kitchen.
Another advantage is that it has commercial-grade wear layers and fiberglass reinforcement, meaning that is an extremely durable type of flooring. Luxury vinyl planks can be glued down, if you so choose, and can be used on most subfloors including cement, granite, tile, laminate, and more. Vinyl flooring is the best of both worlds, as it is low maintenance, durable, and looks like natural wood all while being a very affordable flooring option.
There are not many cons of vinyl plank flooring, but we want to give you as much information as possible. One drawback that may turn a few people off is that while it looks like natural wood floors, it does not have a wood feel. If you really want the authentic sound of walking on hardwood floors, vinyl may not be the right option for you. Also, vinyl plank flooring can have a difficult removal process, especially when glued down. If you need a temporary floor, do not glue down the vinyl, as it will take longer to remove.
While vinyl is very durable, it can scratch when it comes in contact with very sharp objects. For instance, if used in the kitchen and a sharp knife punctures the floor at the right angle, it may leave a scar. The last disadvantage is that vinyl flooring may not be the best option for those who want to be eco-friendly, as it is not biodegradable and is hard to recycle.
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