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What You Need to Know Before Buying The Vinyl Flooring

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What You Need to Know Before Buying The Vinyl Flooring

In the past period,vinyl plank flooring has created a sales peak. Vinyl flooring has its unique advantages and various kinds, such as parquet vinyl flooring and pergo vinyl flooring. And installing vinyl plank flooring is very easy. But choosing the right floor is not easy, you need to consider the following.

Types of Vinyl Flooring

There are two main types of vinyl flooring: sheet vinyl flooring and tile vinyl flooring. Sheet vinyl flooring, laid down in 6 or 12-foot-wide, is waterproof and easy to install. Vinyl tile flooring is usually 9 or 12 square inches in size. It has a similar appearance to tiles, but it is cheaper.

Vinyl Finishes

There are 3 types of finishes for vinyl flooring. They are Vinyl no-wax finish, Urethane finish, and Enhanced urethane finish.

Vinyl no-wax finish is the lightest. If you have a small family and can keep it clean, this is a good choice. The urethane finish is more durable, but compared to the first, this finish is heavier, suitable for rooms with relatively large numbers of people, scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Enhanced urethane finish is the toughest, suitable for most people, and it is highly resistant to scratches and stains, long-lasting gloss, and does not require frequent care.


When you compare its cost with wood flooring, stone flooring or ceramic flooring, you will find that vinyl can save a lot of cost. On average, the cost of installing it is $2-$12 per square foot. Luxury vinyl tiles are also cheap, with an average of vinyl flooring installation cost of 3 to 14 dollars per square foot. Moreover, if it is convenient for you, you can install vinyl flooring yourself to further reduce costs.

Ease of Installation

Vinyl flooring is usually easier to install than other flooring materials. For example, a floating vinyl sheet does not require glue or staples. You can simply attach the peeled and pasted vinyl directly to the prepared subfloor. Vinyl flooring can also be installed on concrete, hardwood or plywood. It can even be installed on existing vinyl. However, if you have two or more existing layers, it is not recommended.

Stain Resistance

The wear layer of some vinyl tiles can resist stains. But solid and composite vinyl tiles do not have this surface protection. Therefore, they are more susceptible to stains and require timely treatment.

Recommended Usage

due to the durability of the vinyl flooring, different types of rooms have special types of floors, such as kitchen vinyl flooring and bathroom vinyl flooring.


How to maintain vinyl flooring is very important, but it is not difficult. Simply use a wet mop (using an approved vinyl board cleaner) to remove dirt and sand.

Vinyl Repairs

High-quality vinyl flooring is very durable. However, inferior vinyls such as sheet vinyls are easily destroyed. However, vinyl flooring cannot be repaired. Once damaged, removing vinyl flooring or replacing it is the only choice.


Unfortunately, most types of floors are vulnerable to sunlight. With the passage of time, the ethylene base plate will fade in direct sunlight. It is recommended that you close the curtains to protect the floor when the sun is strong.


The design choice of vinyl flooring is its biggest feature. Vinyl flooring comes in many different colors and patterns, and your choices are almost endless. For example, wood effect vinyl flooring and hexagon vinyl flooring.


Vinyl flooring are commonly referred to as "resilient" floors and are comfortable to walk on. And luxury vinyl tiles also have sound absorption, so it can be more quiet.


Vinyl flooring is very durable. If properly installed and maintained, the service life may be up to 10 to 20 years. That is to say, vinyl flooring is your most crowded room ideal choice.


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