The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring

If you’re in the market for new flooring, you want to consider all of your options. One of the newest flooring options available in vinyl floors. Vinyl floors are made with a combination of compressed PVC, fiberglass, even porcelain particles  chips of various thickness to replicate some of your favorite looks – like tile and hardwood floors. Vinyl flooring is also available in sheets (similar to carpets) and tile form, with the tile form being the most popular.

Let’s take a look at both the pros and cons of this newer flooring option.

Pros of Vinyl Floors

Affordability:

One of the most appealing pros of vinyl flooring is its cost. Vinyl floors are available at a fraction of the cost of other flooring options because of their advanced manufacturing process. This means that you can complete your project at a lower price, or expand your flooring remodel to cover a larger area – either way it’s a win!

Wide Selection:

Another positive aspect of vinyl flooring is the wide selection of colors, cuts, textures and styles of vinyl flooring that are available. Innovations in technology continue to make more and more styles available for purchase, so there will be a perfect option for your home.

Durability:

If you’ve heard anything about vinyl, it’s probably that it’s durable. Vinyl plank flooring is infamous for its ability to handle high-traffic and rough abuse. With vinyl, you don’t have to have to worry about floor repairs and maintenance like you do with tile or hardwood. Just sweep and mop your vinyl flooring with your regular housekeeping and your floors will last you a long time!

Cons of Vinyl Floors

We have to be honest, there aren’t too many cons to vinyl flooring, but if we had to dig deep and choose one, it would be this: vinyl flooring is a replicate of popular flooring options, not an exact match. This means you can expect some differences between vinyl flooring and the hardwood or tile that it’s trying to replicate.

You can expect vinyl floors to be have slight variations in texture and thickness compared to real hardwood and tile so the vinyl flooring might feel a little different under your feet. Luckily, manufacturing technology continues to improve, so you can expect these variations to become smaller and smaller.

Could vinyl flooring be the right choice for your home? Give us a call today to schedule a complimentary consultation! We will go over all of your flooring options and give you a quote for your home flooring project.

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