Vinyl flooring is made from synthetic materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which are rolled out and proceeded into tiles or sheets. Vinyl is known for being an affordable and flexible form of flooring, especially popular in kitchens and bathrooms, where its ability to resist moisture and mildew is especially handy. However, did you know vinyl is also durable flooring?
The professionals at 50 Floor can meet in your home for a consultation to show you how durable the latest technology in luxury vinyl plank, luxury vinyl tile and vinyl sheet can be. We even bring samples right to you, so you can look them over and even test them out yourself. Schedule your free consultation with 50 Floor today.
Is Vinyl Flooring Durable?
Vinyl flooring is actually made from many layers, including protective layers, a backing and a top design layer. Multiple layers give vinyl flooring durability from scratches, dents, gauges, scuffing, mildew, tearing and other damage. Floors made with thicker layers, especially, are very durable.
Vinyl floors are also a durable choice in many ways, such as by resisting:
- Moisture: When correctly installed, vinyl tile and sheets are virtually impervious to water penetration, protecting both your floor and the space under it from moisture. By keeping your home safer from moisture, they can also help you avoid mold and mildew, which thrive in damp conditions. While some floor surfaces struggle in high-moisture spaces like a bathroom, laundry room or kitchen, vinyl floors keep looking great.
- Scratches: High-quality vinyl floors are made with a special protective layer, which helps them desist scratches, gauges and other damage. All you need to do to keep floors looking great is to wipe them down regularly and keep them free of grit. With just a little care, you can keep them looking great for 10, 20 or more years. If you’re concerned about scratches, look for quality homogenous material, which is the same color throughout the layers. This surface will not show up scratches, even if they should form. If you decide on printed vinyl, choose one with a durable top layer, or try fiberglass-reinforced vinyl, which is extremely hard-wearing. If you’re not sure which vinyl options are right for you, schedule a free consultation with 50 Floor today to take a look at samples during an in-home consultation.
- Cracks: Tile and sheets resist cracking and breaking. Vinyl floors have some “give,” so they’re less likely to crack and crumble, the way more fragile and hard surfaces can.
- Stains: Some vinyl sheets and tiles have a clear wear layer, which resists stains. If you spill anything on top, you can just wipe it away without having to worry about staining.
If you’re ready to see different vinyl options for yourself, don’t waste your time and gas money driving store to store. Schedule your free consultation with 50 Floor today, and a flooring professional will come to your home with samples for you to examine. Our team knows about the latest flooring technology and can help you determine the right flooring at the right price for every room of your home.