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Vinyl Flooring

Many customers are looking for the best bang for the buck when it comes to their flooring project. They want to choose a floor material that captures many essential benefits at an affordable price. Modern vinyl flooring is often the material they gravitate to and for good reason. Because of its relatively low cost, ease of maintenance, and durability, it is often a popular choice when the job is for a high-traffic and/or large area. Vinyl flooring has respectable resistance to damage caused by abrasion or direct impact, but even if it does end up breaking over time you also have the option of using chemical strippers and mechanical buffing to refinish the surface. This can help you avoid the need to remove the flooring which can be a painstaking task for most types of floors.

However, once vinyl flooring is installed, it is relatively easy to remove later on if the damage is extensive. The versatility of this material makes it a smart option for most areas. The variety is what attracts customers. Vinyl is a product that has been around for some time, and was often referred to as a cheap option that gives off a less than impressive look to a floor. However, a lot has changed over the last decade in terms of how detailed the designs can look. Since this type of flooring is a chemically engineered material, manufacturers nowadays have the power to create tiles that can resemble many other surfaces such as wood, stone, marble, granite, etc. It can come in different forms, three of the major ones being sheets, tiles, and panels. You need to also consider the thickness of the material as well as the durability of the wear layer which covers the very top of it and takes most of the abuse from abrasions and direct damage.

The installation is relatively easy, and usually a cheaper job when you get professionals to do it. This is not the type of flooring to choose if you are looking for an eco-friendly material since it is made out of a non-renewable polymer. However, vinyl is great for saving cost and installing something that is durable but easily fixable at the same time. Of course, there are many other options out there and it is usually best to get expert advice about which material to choose, but use this guide to inform you about the practicality of this material for your home’s floors.

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