Vinyl flooring is beneficial because it’s low cost, looks nice, durable, offers variety, and low maintenance. Are you considering vinyl floor installation in your home? More and more Grand Rapids homeowners are starting to recognize the benefits of vinyl flooring. If you’re interested in some of the pros and cons of vinyl flooring so that you can make the best decision for your home, keep reading.
Vinyl is one of the least expensive residential flooring options available, making it the perfect choice for budget-conscious homeowners. However, even though vinyl flooring can be bought and installed at a significantly lower price than traditional flooring, it doesn’t mean that they don’t offer tremendous value to homes.
If you’re looking to cover up floor damages, scratches from pet claws, or other markings, vinyl is a low-cost option. When it comes time to sell your home, you can ask if new flooring would significantly increase the value or not. Rather than purchase new flooring preemptively though, risking it getting damaged, you may want to consider having vinyl installed.
Why go over budget when you can easily imitate the look of expensive flooring through vinyl? From a distance, vinyl can be made to look like wood planks, stone tiles, or other unique materials.
If you’re trying to stay on budget, vinyl flooring can open a door of design opportunities that may not be available to you otherwise. For example, if you admire the aesthetic of hardwood floors, you can imitate natural plank flooring patterns, or if you’re a fan of white marble you can imitate glossy patterns with vinyl. Both of these options will cost significantly less than actually buying and having wood floors or marble slabs installed.
Before installing vinyl floors, you should know that people will be able to tell that your flooring is vinyl if they get up close. However, unless your houseguests get on their hands and knees to inspect your new vinyl flooring, visuals shouldn’t be a problem.
The feel of vinyl is different than natural elements though, and this is something that deters some people. If you are passionate about the feeling of wood underneath your feet, vinyl can only offer so much of that feeling.
Vinyl flooring is perfect for high-traffic areas because of vinyl is scratch resistance.
You may want to consider vinyl flooring for the entryway of your home, kitchen, or bathroom because they see the most foot-traffic. In places of business or popular gathering spots, vinyl is often a common option because it can be easily replaced when needed, yet holds up against damages remarkably well until then.
When it comes to your home, with vinyl you won’t have to worry as much about guests taking off their shoes because vinyl doesn’t have to be preserved like expensive flooring. (Of course, dirt is still a cleanliness concern though!) Vinyl flooring allows you to live and let live with beautiful floors.
Vinyl flooring is available in many different colours, designs, and styles. This makes it easy to complement the interior design of your home through quality vinyl flooring. We recommend that you consult with a vinyl flooring design consultant to find the right look for your home.
Here are just a few examples of common vinyl flooring options:
And honestly, this list could stretch for another ten pages. The options with vinyl and luxury vinyl when it comes to aesthetic, patterns, colour schemes, and even feel, offer hundreds of customizable options.
Whether you prefer a modern pattern or a more classic vinyl design, we at Complete Flooring Interiors have you covered. A professional vinyl floor installation company will help walk you through your options so that the look and design of your vinyl flooring is just right.
Looking for a low-maintenance floor? Vinyl floor maintenance simply requires the occasional sweeping and mopping.
The simplicity of vinyl makes it super easy to clean vinyl floors. On top of this, vinyl floors are resistant to water and stains, making them the perfect flooring option for kitchens or bathrooms.
If you have little kids in the house who are still learning how to not make a mess, vinyl floors might be the perfect option for you. Rather than waste expensive floors on all the damages of growing up, you could work with vinyl for a few years and then invest in natural flooring when your family is ready.
If you plan to install new vinyl flooring in a high traffic area, we’ll remind you about vinyl’s resistance to scratches. Other flooring, such as hardwood, can be easily scratched and may even require refinishing over the years. Vinyl floors, on the other hand, can keep their original appearance for well over 20 years with minimal maintenance.