Is Vinyl a Good Flooring Option?
Flooring should always look great, be comfortable to walk on and be functional enough for its intended use. Vinyl flooring is a cost-effective and highly durable, attractive flooring solution that competes with laminate flooring and is available in a wide variety of styles and colours.
Why is Vinyl Flooring Becoming so Popular?
In terms of durability, if installed and maintained correctly, vinyl flooring will hold its own for 10 – 20 years. It is a perfect solution for areas with high traffic and is also a better flooring option for homes with pets or children as most vinyl flooring has a wear layer on the surface that is resistant to stains and scratches.
Vinyl flooring has grown in popularity, not only due to its durability but also because of its resistance to spills and the fact that it is generally cheaper to install than laminate flooring. It is very comfortable underfoot as it has a slight spring when you walk on it but retains the necessary firmness.
Due to recent developments within the flooring industry, vinyl flooring has become far easier to install for a DIY enthusiast. Initially, vinyl flooring was only available in rather large and cumbersome sheets. Today, it is available in planks or tiles that can be installed without any hammering or sawing as in earlier days. Some brands even offer a self-adhesive vinyl where the backing can simply be removed and the flooring pressed into place on a prepared floor.
What are the Negatives of Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl flooring does, however, have some negatives and you should be aware of this before selecting a flooring option for your home or office.
Unfortunately, once the adhesive backing on the vinyl flooring hardens to the floor, the glue becomes extremely difficult to remove – but, with a bit of persistence, it can be removed without any special tools. Another downside to vinyl flooring is that it tends to fade when constantly exposed to direct sunlight and is not a good option for use outdoors.
Libra Flooring is the leading Vinyl Flooring Company located in Montague Gardens, Cape Town and, thanks to recent technological advances, offers a wide range of high-quality, beautiful vinyl finishes.
Besides offering and installing vinyl flooring, they also specialise in the supply and fitting of laminate flooring, engineered flooring, solid wooden flooring and timber decking in Cape Town, South Africa. They firmly believe in a balance between quality and price. As a family business, service has been paramount in Libra’s dealings with all of its clients – giving them the confidence to place repeat business.
A skilled, technical base combined with a wide range of high-quality flooring products has led Libra to service both the domestic and commercial flooring markets. Libra has developed in-house skills to construct both specialised staircases and timber decking. The attention they pay to the finer flooring details has led to Libra Flooring being viewed as the installers of choice by many satisfied customers in Cape Town. Consult with the flooring experts in Cape Town for assistance with the best flooring solution for your next project.
Article by Libra Flooring.