Moisture is an enemy in every home. High moisture levels lead to mold, loose tiles, curling, adhesive failure and much more. While you can do a lot to reduce these levels, such as installing exhaust fans, you also want to install waterproof flooring. Many homeowners who want to resist moisture install one of two options:
Vinyl is a great option because there are varying costs, depending on the type of vinyl, that often are comparable or less expensive than other flooring options. There are also a lot of unique benefits of vinyl that you won’t get with porcelain or ceramic, such as:
When shopping for luxury vinyl it is important to understand a few key moments.
Vinyl is a great, versatile flooring option that comes in sizes ranging from 2mm thickness to 8+ mm thickness and with a protective layer measured in Mils from 6mil to 30mil. A good quality luxury vinyl should come with a protective layer of 12 or 20mil. Anything below 12mil is considered a lower quality and anything above 20mil is a nice to have extra. Not always an overall thicker product is a better product!
Compared to just a few decades ago, vinyl has improved in both quality and beauty. You’ll have an array of textures and color combinations to choose from, your flooring will be better insulated, and the waterproofing will help you avoid the risk of moisture build-up.
Luxury Vinyl’s rising popularity as a solid flooring solution for water-resistant flooring has led to manufacturers create thousands of collections to suit any interior space.
Today we’re seeing most homeowners installing vinyl throughout their homes, however some of the most popular areas remain:
When compared to hardwood, vinyl is the more cost-friendly option, doesn’t get cold to the touch and can be confidently installed in bathrooms.
Ceramic and porcelain, two main options in kitchens and bathrooms, are more difficult and more expensive to install, therefore, your luxury vinyl project should be lower in cost.
Have we convinced you to give waterproof vinyl flooring a chance?!
If you want a flooring that is beautiful, durable, waterproof and easy to install, luxury vinyl is a solid choice.
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