Vinyl flooring is a great alternative to carpet, stone, tile, and wood flooring. Available as vinyl tiles, planks, or sheets, vinyl floors are affordable, stylish, and long-lasting. Vinyl flooring is soft and warm under foot and can mimic the look of hardwood, travertine, or slate. Vinyl flooring is a popular choice for commercial and residential properties because it is affordable, durable, and easy to install and maintain.
Vinyl plank flooring is a popular choice because of its stylish looks and affordability. Especially in apartment settings, vinyl planking has become more popular than carpet. On average, vinyl plank floors last 10 years or more compared to carpet, which can need replacing every two to five years. Vinyl plank flooring is easy to install and care for, giving you the look of hardwood or stone, without the expense or maintenance.
Pet-friendly properties are in demand and can earn more in rent. Vinyl plank flooring is the perfect option to welcome pets. Carpeting can absorb odors, harbor fleas, and stain easily; vinyl flooring is attractive, affordable, durable, moisture resistant, and easy to clean.
Vinyl tiles are similar to vinyl planks–they are made of similar materials but have a different shape and appearance. Vinyl tiles are square, not rectangular and can offer the look of real stone, slate, or ceramic floors in residential properties without the expense or maintenance. They are stain and moisture resistant and more forgiving that stone or ceramic, making it a great choice for residential kitchens and bathrooms. Vinyl tile flooring is simple to install and warmer underfoot than other, more expensive stone floors.
To clean vinyl floors:
Vinyl composite tile (VCT) flooring is especially durable and resistant to abrasions and impact damage. It is typically used in schools and commercial buildings in high-traffic area, such as lobbies, classrooms, and hallways. VCT is available in a variety of styles and patterns making it a popular choice and meets HUD/FHA requirements.Order FREE Sample
Clean VCT flooring regularly by sweeping or dust moping to remove dust, dirt, and grit. This will keep debris from grinding into the surface and damaging the finish.
To clean VCT Floors:
Avoid these common maintenance mistakes:
Vinyl sheets typically come in 6 or 12-foot-wide rolls and can be installed as one large piece, without any seams. Installing a large vinyl flooring sheet is a simple process, but it can be cumbersome. Once installed, repairing dents or damage can be a challenge, whereas smaller planks or tiles can be easily replaced as needed.
General tips for every type of vinyl include:
Always follow manufacturer's instructions