What is Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl is very similar to laminate flooring, but don’t be confused into thinking that they are the same thing. Vinyl might sound like what the old record players used to play in the past, but vinyl flooring has a lot of advantages that make it great for modern homes. First, vinyl flooring is 100% synthetic, so no wood needed or used whatsoever in the product.
It’s made of vinyl and plastic and then has a layer of wood printed on it so it looks natural, and it can be sold to consumers in planks and tiles. They are thin sheets of material, and if you aren’t interested in the look of hardwood flooring, then the vinyl can be made to look like stone or ceramic without too much trouble.
The real benefit of vinyl flooring is the fact that it is extremely resistant to moisture damage, to the point of being 100 percent waterproof. If you have an area in your home that will be exposed to water, such as a bathroom or basement, then typically vinyl flooring is what you want to be installed.
Laminate flooring is a popular option for Markham homeowners. It provides the look of hardwood, but is much more practical. It is a little less water resistant than vinyl, but is certainly more impervious to water damage than hardwood flooring. And Markham contractors and home improvement stores charge much less for laminate options than for true hardwood.
If you are going to install sheet vinyl in your Toronto area home, then you probably should look for help from a professional flooring Toronto or Brampton company like Petra Renovation, since it can be very hard for first timers to install in a professional way. However, if you plan to install your vinyl hardwood flooring in Markham in planks, then you can simply interlock them like puzzle pieces and lay them down. The laminate flooring is even easier to install with simple click together methods, so it’s almost like putting together a massive puzzle. Thinking of it like that almost makes putting the pieces together fun, who wouldn’t want to put together a floor-sized puzzle! Plus, both in terms of buying the product and getting it professionally installed, vinyl flooring is relativity cheap. So think about using the waterproof vinyl flooring whenever you need some good and cheap flooring for any area in your home that will be seeing a lot of water. You won’t regret it.