Why Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Vinyl plank flooring is a kind of flooring that uses vinyl plank strips. The strips are laid on your subfloor to resemble natural timber floorboards. Natural timber floorboards can be expensive for many people, which is why some individuals might choose vinyl plank flooring. They are available in a wide variety of colours, textures and designs.
What Benefits Do You Get from Vinyl Plank Flooring?
You get to enjoy a timber-like finish without having to spend a lot of money buying real timber. If you still want to use real wood, you can mix it up with vinyl planks so that the vinyl planks can be used in the wet and high traffic areas of your house. You can use real wood in dry and low traffic areas. Real wood can get damage from wetness and high traffic. The real wood will also need a lot of maintenance.
Vinyl plank flooring is waterproof, easy to clean and maintain, durable, anti-slip, anti-static and resilient to wear and tear. This shows that you can use it in not only your living room but also bathrooms and kitchens. Being waterproof means that water cannot seep through the floor from above or below that and mildew, bacteria or mould cannot grow easily. This is a benefit to your health.
If you are conscious about the environment and want to contribute to protecting it, consider vinyl plank flooring. The first thing you need to know is that it can be recycled. Secondly, during manufacturing, carcinogens, PCP, formaldehyde, solvent-based inks and heavy metals are not used. These are the things that affect the environment and your health.
Helping You Select The Design or Style
If you have problems selecting a design or style (colour or finish), you can hire the services of a designer to avoid altering the aesthetics of your home. Sometimes, a relative or friend can also help.
The good thing about vinyl planks is that you can do the installation yourself. However, before doing this, consider whether you are handy or have any experience in house installations or repairs. If you lack these skills, let a professional installer do it. You can avoid many problems that may arise if you were trying DIY installation for the first time. They include buying the wrong materials, not having the right tools, wasting a lot of time, wasting money, etc.
A professional installer visits your home, inspects your subfloor and determines the size and thickness of vinyl planks you need. You might not know such things and end up buying the wrong size and thickness.