Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring offers exceptional durability, high resistance to moisture, scratching, and stains, and easy maintenance. You can have it installed in any room of the home, so your interior decorating ideas are limitless. From dark, grainy wood planks to sleek, linear, wide stone look tiles; you can get the look you want in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry room, or basement with very few restrictions.
What is the Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring closely mimics real planks of hardwood and is more versatile overall. Vinyl plank can give you a rustic, traditional wood look in your laundry room, kitchen, basement, and/or master bathroom. Classic, modern, reclaimed, and exotic styles are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures.
Vinyl plank has multiple surface layers that help protect the floor from everyday abrasions, moisture, and even mildew. An antimicrobial film makes it difficult for bacteria and mold to form on this floor.
Vinyl plank’s backing layer makes it softer to walk on versus hardwood. While optional grout and textures can add character, this floor feels smooth through and through. The backing layer also helps keep spills on the surface for easy cleanup.
When cleaning hardwood or laminate, minimal moisture is recommended. With vinyl plank, you can wipe, mop, and splash away until the mess is gone without a worry. It’s incredibly easy to keep vinyl plank clean. You’ll love your new floor even more the less time you spend cleaning it!
How to Care for Your Vinyl Flooring
Sometimes beauty requires more maintenance than it’s worth. That’s not the case with vinyl flooring. Help keep your new vinyl looking great by following all manufacturer recommendations. Cleaning vinyl can be simple:
- Sweep up spills, crumbs, dust, and dirt into piles. Use a vacuum without beater bars or mechanisms which could scuff your floor at least once a week.
- If mopping up a mess, avoid using harsh chemicals. Consult manufacturer recommendations if you’re unsure. A mixture of water and mild soap can work wonders for vinyl.
- Vinyl is really versatile, but not invincible. Avoid buffing machines, steel wool, scouring powder, and steam mops. No spill warrants that kind of abuse. Call a professional cleaner if you’re ever unsure.