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
|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|
|Can be used on cement, granite, tile, laminate and other flat surfaces|
|Can be glued down|
|Natural wood look|
The Pros Explained
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.
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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