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Pros of Vinyl Flooring 2021

Luxury vinyl flooring has been a preferred option for the home for the better part of the last hundred years and has been a hot substitute for expensive flooring types such as wood or tiles. Being a durable and versatile option is a great draw, but it also requires some extra considerations for you to enjoy the full benefit of its long-lasting appeal. Before purchasing luxury vinyl flooring, from Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring to Karndean click vinyl flooring, understanding vinyl flooring pros and cons is the best way to get the right product for you.


Choosing the right home flooring solution comes with a lot of research to ensure a satisfactory vibe when entering a room. The room requires a sense of coming together to fulfil your desired look and for it to last.

When cared for properly, vinyl flooring can remain durable for upwards of 20 years without the need for replacement. However, this will require it to be a market brand that meets the satisfactory manufactured quality that vinyl lives up to, so a cheap off-market brand may not be the best product. A high-quality product in vinyl withstands heavy foot traffic in a variety of rooms such as living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms.


Luxury wood effect vinyl flooring is amongst the easiest materials to self install and do correctly. You need to be sure that the material is laid onto the ground that is dry and level.

Many people feel intimidated in trying to lay it themselves and opt for a professional install who undertakes the task of correcting anything that could be missed by an untrained eye. Once installed, vinyl flooring is relatively easy to maintain and, should it not be neglected from a quick vacuum and mop regularly, can retain its original look for many years.

Be sure that dirt and grit on your floor are not left to fester on and between your boards as this can wear down your surface layer and leave it open to scratches and markings.

Extra Care

As with all products, extra care should be taken to keep them in fine working order. Small considerations with vinyl help to go a long way.

Deep scratches and damage from sharp objects can occur, so it is best to ensure all furniture footing is padded with felt pads to reduce the scratches from moving furniture. Colours can also fade if left exposed to direct sunlight for long periods, which makes it not ideal for conservatories unless the windows are tinted to protect from ultraviolet rays.

For discovering the very best from the care of your luxury vinyl flooring option, or to discuss vinyl flooring pros and cons, talk to the team at Floorbay today.



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