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Why you should choose Vinyl over Hardwood Flooring

One of the most sought-after flooring styles in a home is wooden flooring. Its natural appearance makes it a timeless classic that can work with any home updates, but it does come with its drawbacks. To battle some of these drawbacks, many homeowners are choosing vinyl flooring instead. This week, we will explain how vinyl flooring can benefit your home in ways that beat hardwood, while still offering the same style and quality.


The first reason people choose vinyl flooring over hardwood is the significant difference in price. The cost of hardwood will depend on the type of wood you choose but will still likely cost significantly more than vinyl. And it’s not just the materials that save you money. As vinyl flooring installation is easier, it is usually cheaper than the cost of installing real hardwood.


Hardwood is beautiful but keeping it that way can be extremely difficult. Hardwood is susceptible to scratching and damp, both of which will become more noticeable over time. vinyl , however, is much better for combating these issues. Due to the compression of the wood, it is more durable and resistant to scratching, moisture and other forms of wear and tear. What’s more, keeping it clean is far easier than hardwood.


Flooring is a component of your home that will likely need repairing at some point. Whether it be minor or major, the material you choose can impact this. With hardwood, you can repair them by sanding and refinishing, which is certainly easy to deal with. However, as it’s less durable than vinyl, you may find yourself doing this quite often. Although vinyl doesn’t repair as easily, you can replace individual board no problem.

Find the perfect vinyl flooring with Floorbay

We hope this has helped you see just how beneficial domestic vinyl flooring can be over hardwood. From saving money to easy maintenance, you can understand why it’s a no-brainer for many homeowners. If you would like to find the perfect vinyl flooring for your home, then look no further than Floorbay. Get in touch to learn more about our wonderful range of flooring products.


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