If you've been wondering about vinyl plank flooring, it was first introduced in the 1970s as an alternative to real wood flooring. More realistic than linoleum or sheet vinyl simulated wood floors, these are beveled individual planks that come in varying sizes. The selection of finishes is large and has definite advantages in some moist areas such as kitchens and baths.
Enjoy the appearance of wood at a more affordable cost. Keep in mind that like many other materials, it comes in various price ranges. Thicker, higher-quality styles are more costly, but also more durable for an active family.
Patterns include a wide range of wood species and colors from natural tones to deep tones. The flooring is easy to install, ours professionals are prepared to do the job for you. Some styles have self-stick backs. If it is being installed over a concrete slab, there are products approved for use over the slab. Vinyl plank flooring is easy to clean as well as waterproof, making it an excellent choice for wood-floor effects in kitchens and bathrooms.
Generally, vinyl plank flooring has a tougher surface for foot traffic than hardwood, enough to recommend it for public and commercial areas such as hotel lobbies or hospitals.
Vinyl is easier to clean. You can mop it. You have more chemical cleaning options, though all you need is a light soap and water mix. Also, locked together your vinyl floor won’t have the gaps and crevices natural to a wood floor, which means less trapped dust.
Waterproof. Vinyl plank flooring can be 100% waterproof. Now add to durability the ability to handle snow covered boots, rain drenched clothes, mud, spills, puppy training mishaps – none of these are an issue for the floor. Floods? Bad for the house, yes, no question, but a 100% waterproof vinyl plank floor will survive it.