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Can vinyl flooring be used outside?

Can vinyl flooring be used outside?

Looking for a flooring that can be used on a deck or outdoor patio? You may have come across vinyl flooring and wondered, Can vinyl flooring be used outside?

Kind Of…

Vinyl floor can be used in an outdoor, temperature controlled environment. This means that you can install vinyl flooring in a sun room, enclosed porch, or any other “outdoor” space where you can control the heat and cold. While vinyl is 100% waterproof, you still have to be careful of the temperature changes. If your vinyl flooring is subjected to extreme temperatures it can crack or swell, just like laminate flooring. However, unlike laminate flooring, vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof and can handle liquid spills like a pro, making it a perfect choice for outdoor-type applications.

Front Porch on Lake of the Isles from Houzz

Front Porch on Lake of the Isles from Houzz

Is The Installation The Same?

Yep! Choose the installation method that works best with your needs and your space. You can choose from a click and lock, loose lay, or a glue down installation. Click and lock and loose lay plank flooring can be taken apart and washed if needed. This can be useful if a serious flood were to occur, or clean it and store it for the winter.  Glue down installations can be used if the chance of flooding is low and you don’t want the hassle of having to take it apart at any time. Just be sure you use a strong, waterproof adhesive so it will stay for years to come!

Contemporary Deck from Houzz

Contemporary Deck from Houzz

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