Even though vinyl records have gone away, people everywhere still love vinyl flooring! Stores across the US and Canada are experiencing record sales as vinyl flooring becomes popular with homeowners. We like to credit this increase to the many benefits that come with having vinyl flooring. This type of flooring is easy to maintain, install, long lasting and provides a cost-effective surface.
What Types Of Vinyl Flooring Are There?
We are glad you asked, vinyl flooring typically comes in 2 types, sheet flooring, and tile flooring. Sheet flooring is laid down in sheets that are roughly 6 or 12 feet wide. This is water resistant and very easy to install. Vinyl flooring also comes in tile squares sizes of 9 or 12 inches. This look replaces ceramic tile but is more economical. If you are looking for a faux wood look for your floors then, luxury vinyl tile would be the way to go, as it simulates stone or wood and comes in plank sizes often 7″ wide and 48″ long.
Types of Finishes
There are three types of finishes for all vinyl flooring, all of which when installed properly provide a beautiful end result:
Vinyl no-wax finish: This is the lightest type and is great for areas with light foot traffic and minimal exposure to dirt and moisture.
Urethane finish: More durable, this finish is heavier and can stand up to moderate foot traffic and is also resistant to scuffing and easy to clean.
Enhanced Urethane Finish: This is the toughest available vinyl finish and can accommodate the heaviest foot traffic. It is highly resistant to scratches and stains, enjoy the beauty of your new flooring without constant care!
What’s The Cost?
Vinyl Flooring is one of the most economic flooring options on the market right now. The average price you can expect to spend is $2-12 per sq foot to have it installed. If you choose to have luxury vinyl tile you are going to spend about $3-14 per sq foot for installation. When you compare the cost to hardwood, stone, or even ceramic flooring, vinyl can offer you a significant cost saving. And if you’re handy when it comes to installing flooring, the price would drop even more. Depending on how complex your flooring project may be, you can expect to pay $1-2 less per sq foot if you install it yourself. However, we are always happy to install your new flooring for you should you need us.
Vinyl Tiling is perfect for any of the following rooms in your house:
If you have any questions about vinyl flooring and how it can improve the look and feel of your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for all of your flooring needs. We look forward to hearing from you!