Vinyl is back in style – and we’re not just taking about vinyl records. Vinyl flooring is one of the most durable, versatile, and affordable flooring options available in Austin. Depending on how you use your space vinyl could be a great option for your new floor. Let’s go over some of the pros and cons.
Some Reasons to Love Vinyl Flooring
To start with, vinyl flooring is very budget friendly. The cost of materials and installation are lower when compared with ceramic tile or hardwood. You won’t have to sacrifice style to save either. Vinyl flooring is available in a huge variety of colors, styles, and patterns. You can even mimic the look of stone or wood for a fraction of the cost.
If you have a busy household and limited time the easy maintenance of vinyl flooring will be a plus for you. Regular sweeping or vacuuming and occasional mopping is all that’s needed – no waxing or polishing. When vinyl flooring is installed properly it is virtually waterproof which makes it great in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens. You don’t have to worry about splashes or spills causing damage. In fact, vinyl is generally durable. It is resistant to scratches and dents as well as stains making it ideal for high traffic spaces.
Some Possible Downsides to Consider
We said vinyl flooring is durable, and it does hold up well to general use. However, it won’t necessarily have the same long lifespan as hardwood or tile floors. Mainly because it can’t be refinished – if it sustains damage there’s no simple fix except to replace the damaged area. Depending on the type of vinyl flooring that could be as simple as replacing a small section or having to redo the entire area. Sharp or heavy objects dragging across the floor could leave scratches or dents.
We typically recommend anyone installing vinyl to purchase a little extra to keep in the attic in case there’s any damage so that they can replace any vinyl quickly and easily.
Need more information about the different options in vinyl flooring or flooring in general? At Flohr we are a team of professionals in the industry and we’re here to help. Give us a call, we can help you choose the best option for your needs.