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What are pros and cons of vinyl plank flooring?

What are pros and cons of vinyl plank flooring?

You’ve been doing research on which flooring is right for you. Suddenly, you come across a whole new type of flooring – vinyl. You’ve done so much hard work already and now there’s a whole other option? Don’t worry, Bestlaminate is here to help you make learning about this one easy!

The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring

Pros

Cons

100% Moisture Resistant Difficult to remove if glued down
Commercial Grade Wear Layer Can be punctured with very sharp objects
Fiberglass Reinforced Does not have a wood feel like laminate or hardwood
Antistatic Not biodegradable
Can be used on cement, granite, tile, laminate and other flat surfaces
Can be glued down
Natural wood look
Low maintenance
Affordable

 

The Pros Explained

The biggest advantage of vinyl plank flooring is the fact that it is 100% water resistant. This makes it the ideal flooring solution for spaces such as basements, kitchens and bathrooms. In addition, vinyl plank flooring is very durable with commercial grade wear layers and fiberglass reinforcement. Vinyl can be installed on nearly any subfloor, with the thicker floors being forgiving to imperfect subfloors. Luxury vinyl plank flooring can also be glued down which is something that may be attractive to home owners. The affordability, durability and natural wood look make vinyl plank flooring a great option for busy spaces without the price tag of authentic wood.
Contemporary Living Room by Kelowna Kitchen & Bath Designers Home Image Interiors

Contemporary Living Room by Kelowna Kitchen & Bath Designers Home Image Interiors

The Cons Explained

As with any product, there are disadvantages associated with vinyl plank flooring. If you choose to glue down your vinyl plank flooring, the removal process is known to be very difficult. If you are installing vinyl as a temporary solution, it is recommended you avoid glue to make the removal as easy as possible. Vinyl plank flooring is very durable, however it can be punctured with very sharp objects. For example, if a kitchen knife gets dropped with the point down on the vinyl plank flooring, it is likely there will be a visible scar. Vinyl plank flooring also does not have the wood feel of laminate or especially hardwood. When walking on vinyl flooring with shoes, it does not have the rich wooden sound a natural wood floor would. Unfortunately, vinyl plank flooring is not biodegradable and can be very difficult to recycle. For environmentally conscious consumers, laminate flooring might be a better option since is it fully recyclable.

Contemporary Hall by London Interior Designers & Decorators Boscolo Interior Design

Contemporary Hall by London Interior Designers & Decorators Boscolo Interior Design

Now go make and educated decision! Want to see it for yourself? Order a free sample of vinyl flooring today. Yeah, FREE, you’re welcome.

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