Different Types of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice amongst homeowners for its affordability, quality, and easy maintenance. However, did you know there are different types of vinyl floors? Each type of vinyl is used for different purposes and applications.

Description of Different Vinyl Floors 

Floorin offers options of vinyl flooring to their clients according to their preference. Our experts will advise which type works best for each requirement.

Stick Down Vinyl

Stick down vinyl is great for homes that don’t want to add another layer of flooring over the existing floor. It will only work on harder surfaces such as tiles, cement, or parquet flooring, because it is sticky and will need a base to attach to. It won’t lift or scratch easily, because it is made with strong materials and quality adhesive. It will also be relatively water-resistant; however, it will still need to be cleaned when spills happen or it could possibly get damaged. When the glue does eventually wear and lift, it will be easy to replace, or place another floor over the top of it.

Click Vinyl Planks

Click vinyl planks are not stuck down; they are known as ‘floating flooring’. They have grooves that allow the vinyl to slot easily into each other with barely any gap between the planks. It can be installed over just about any flat, even surface. They have been reinforced with PVC, fibreglass, or recycled vinyl, depending on the vinyl brand that you’re using.

The top layers are scratch and UV resistant, so they won’t be damaged too easily; however, there are things to keep in mind to ensure that your vinyl lasts as long as possible. It comes in different textures and shades so you can have vinyl that looks like wood grain, natural tile and much more!

Cushion Vinyl

Cushion vinyl is similar to click vinyl in terms of look and installation. It does, however offer a host of other benefits. It’s slip-proof, even when it’s exposed to water or moisture, making it an excellent option for kitchens and bathrooms. As the name suggests, it’s also more padded, making it more comfortable, as well as noise-proof.

For professional vinyl installation, contact the experts at Floorin.

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