Thinking About Vinyl Floors?

Vinyl flooring is one of the more versatile flooring types you can get. So versatile and with so much variety, it's sometimes hard to know where to start. You already know that vinyl is very sturdy and that it's easy to care for, but beyond that, where should you start?

Peel-and-Stick Vinyl

This might be what you think of when you think of vinyl flooring. Peel-and-stick methods have been around for a while, and they are one of the least expensive options as far as vinyl goes. Of course, when you think "less expensive" you may also think "less good," and that's not necessarily so. Peel-and-stick vinyl is still sturdy, and the adhesive is very strong. It's still vulnerable around the edges, of course, and while the square itself won't take water damage, water can get between the tiles and damage the surface underneath or do damage to the adhesive over time. 

Peel-and-stick vinyl is also available in a ton of styles and coloring. And because it's peel-and-stick, it's extremely DIY-friendly. It also can go on top of another layer of flooring, but it's recommended that you only have flooring two layers deep, and you should ideally lay it on top of tile that's in good condition and clean. This is a fast and inexpensive way to update flooring. Because of the sheer variety in coloring and style available, you can make lots of neat designs. You can even get a vinyl tile cutter and cut it into smaller shapes to make more intricate designs if that's what you're interested in. 

There are also varieties of peel-and-stick vinyl intended to look more like natural tile that you can put down and then actually grout, and it looks a lot more like tile.  

Plank Flooring

This vinyl is more similar to wood flooring because it comes in planks. Some vinyl planks snap together, but others do not. Some you need to glue, and others you do not. This tends to be more expensive per square foot, but it can look a lot more like a natural wood floor. However, it has the same ease of upkeep offered by vinyl. Plank flooring may be better for higher traffic floors, particularly. Also, some plank flooring can look more like natural wood or stone than the peel-and-stick vinyl, though a lot of that depends on how much money you want to spend and how much time you want to spend on installing it. 

To learn more about vinyl flooring, contact a supplier.

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flooring to increase home value

When making home improvements to increase the value of your home, there are careful decisions that need to be made. The materials that you choose to work with will greatly impact how much the project increases the value of your home. My blog will provide you with several examples of the best materials to use to finish the flooring of your home to have the greatest impact on the increase in value. Hopefully, you will find exactly what you need to know about your flooring options and assistance in choosing the one that will effectively boost your home value as you wish.