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Why Vinyl Flooring is Good for the Home

Luxury vinyl flooring has certainly come leaps and bounds ever since it was introduced to homes in the 1940s, becoming the most popular flooring for your home throughout the UK and highly recommended by interior design specialists.

If you were wondering why vinyl flooring is so coveted by those homeowners looking for a great looking home, we have compiled a shortlist of the top benefits.

Better on Budget

Whenever any part of home touch-ups or renovation is done, the budget tends to get tighter rather than wider.

Why luxury wood effect vinyl flooring became such a preferable installation came down to the relative cost-effective nature of the material over a real hardwood floor. Vinyl happens to be one of the most affordable options on the market through several specialist brands. Prices can tend to vary depending on thickness, brand and pattern selected, but regardless – every option is extremely affordable against the real deal.

Array of Styles

Every brand of luxury vinyl flooring has a distinct personality throughout its ranges. A wide variety of looks, patterns and colours are available in many different types of stones, tiles and wood grain patterns – among many other styles.

The best thing is that every single style perfectly replicates the real material it is simulating. This means that achieving the required and desirable look in any room eliminates the high cost and difficulty in installation and no one would be able to tell the difference.

Durable and Resilient

Whilst at one time viewed as a flimsy and tacky product, luxury vinyl flooring now offers more durability and resilience than any other flooring on the market.

Over the past few decades, vinyl flooring manufacturers did not sit back and collect the money on their old products. They worked hard throughout the decades constantly redesigning and developing their products to reach peak performance levels for a longer lifespan. Engineered vinyl products now have a lifespan of up to thirty years if cared for properly – meaning an investment into vinyl flooring provides a lifelong guarantee of satisfaction.


Today’s vinyl flooring products have resilient protective coatings that protect against several regular household threats.

No matter if it is stains, dirt or water spills – vinyl flooring provides an avenue for simple cleaning up in seconds without hurting the design layer or leaking through to your subfloor.

Luxury vinyl flooring brands such as Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring and Karndean Click vinyl flooring have been long in the running as the most popular flooring and nation’s favourites for aggressively satisfying flooring. Contact the team at Floorbay today to discover the best solution for your home.


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The history and development of vinyl flooring  

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