What is vinyl flooring?
Vinyl floors are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Generally, they include four layers to enhance durability and enhance the ‘wear layer’.
Who is vinyl flooring best for?
Vinyl floors are easy to clean and maintain. It is very versatile and best for someone looking of an inexpensive flooring option.
What are the advantages of vinyl flooring?
Vinyl flooring can replicate the designs of popular wooden and stone floors at a relatively cheaper cost. They are hardwearing and may can last as long as 30 years.
What are the disadvantages of vinyl flooring?
Unfortunately, once vinyl floors have been damaged they are impossible to repair. However, there are certain products available to cover any scratches. Vinyl floor also does not add as much value to your home as other types of flooring, such as wood.
Can the colour of vinyl be faded by sunlight?
Yes, all vinyl floors will fade over time because of direct sunlight. It is important, when possible, to shield the vinyl with curtains or tinted windows.
How do I properly maintain my vinyl floor?
Never use an abrasive or oil cleaner on vinyl floors. Instead, clean dirt with a sweep or vacuum, also use a non-rinsing cleaner.
Where can I install vinyl floors?
Vinyl floors can be installed in most rooms in your home. However, certain adhesives are water-soluble and therefore the floors should not be exposed to water for an extended period of time in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. It is important to ensure that the vinyl is laid on a subfloor free from bumps and imperfections as these will often show through the flooring.
How can I get the longest life out of my vinyl flooring?
Using felt protectors on furniture legs will prevent scratches and damage to the flooring.Placing a doormat outside will prevent dirt from entering the home which may scratch the flooring. Where possible, do not allow the flooring to be in contact with water for an extended period of time and prevent direct sunlight from hitting the floor to prevent colour fading.