Swindon & Chippenham Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring is one of the best flooring materials on the market. It is more affordable than stone or granite, and almost as durable. It can really look like wooden planks, stone tiles, or even some fun abstract patterns. Vinyl flooring is extremely easy to maintain, which is ideal for when anyone makes a mess or there are any accidental spillages.
Vinyl flooring is a man-made product. The bottom layer is usually made of fibreglass which is then coated in PVC vinyl. The sheet is then printed for its look and embossed for its texture, which is why you can now feel all of the grains in a wood plank vinyl and the grouting lines in a tiled vinyl.
When properly maintained, vinyl can be a very durable material lasting for 10 to 20 years. However, this will only be the case if your vinyl is of high quality and was well manufactured. Despite this, the material is sturdy and is able to withstand heavy foot traffic, making it ideal for living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms.
With vinyl, it is very important to ensure that the subfloor that the vinyl is being installed on is completely dry and level. As an example, if vinyl is laid directly onto floorboards, you may find that the vinyl sinks into the gaps over time.
Vinyl is incredibly easy to maintain, however that doesn’t mean it can be neglected. Leaving grit and dirt on the floor can lead to scratches and damage to the surface.
Vinyl is a great water-proof material making it an excellent choice for rooms with high moisture like a bathroom or kitchen.