If you're in the market for a new flooring solution, you might want to consider vinyl. Final is a similar mixture to that of laminate but slightly more durable and long-lasting. It carries a higher price tag but also more value and longevity in terms of comfort and appearance. If you're looking for a flooring solution similar in quality and value to hardwood but you do not want to spend the high upfront costs on it, then vinyl could be a great alternative. Vinyl flooring consists of vinyl panels that are installed similarly to hardwood.
When installing vinyl flooring, it is important to look at the underlay. Certain flooring solutions require an underlayer or a flat surface for the new flooring to be adequately placed on top. With vinyl flooring, however, as long as the underlay is a somewhat flat surface the vinyl planks can then be placed on top without issue. If the under-flooring contains nails or any ridges, cracks, and other significant damages, it will need to be repaired or padded before adding the vinyl planks. Once the floors have been prepared for vinyl, the planks can then be placed and sealed into the underlay area, then sealed together to prevent shifting and moving when in use.
Like laminate flooring, vinyl also has many colors and finishes that you can choose from to create the perfect appearance for your flooring. The reason many clients opt for vinyl flooring is that it can look very similar actual hardwood flooring but without the cost. Vinyl planks are engineered to have a wood-like grain and can be arranged and finished to mimic hardwood as much as possible. You can choose smaller planks, darker plants, and even painted planks.
When clients come to us asking for flooring solutions, we always try to find and suggest ways to save some money. If the client is seeking out a flooring project but does not want to spend high costs on the installation and materials, like those that are needed for carpet and hardwood flooring, we will often recommend budget-friendly alternatives such as vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring has long been used as the hardwood alternative because it provides the same aesthetic, strength, and durability as standard hardwood floors, but comes with a much lower price tag.
Another reason that vinyl is loved by many is that it provides longevity to any interior space. Vinyl has often been used for numerous projects, such as fences and gates as well because it is not prone to the same damages hardwood flooring. It does not succumb easily to moisture or UV rays, both of which can rot wood or discolor and fade it. It can withstand changes in temperatures, making it great for any floor throughout your home, whether it be the kitchen with the heated appliances or the closet in the back of the house used for storage. Either way, vinyl is great for longevity purposes and ensures durability for many years to come.