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Reasons to consider vinyl flooring

Today’s vinyl flooring is stronger than ever with an almost unlimited number of colors and patterns, as well as embossing that gives it a three-dimensional appearance. This highly affordable product is a true-to-life echo of wood, stone, and tile, but you won’t pay nearly the same price as you would for genuine materials. It also has an assortment of other benefits, such as having waterproof capabilities to being durable, low maintenance, and uncomplicated to install.

Sheet vinyl flooring is made of PVC, a waterproof material, making it ideal for kitchens, baths, and other higher-than-normal moisture areas. However, the style also makes it suitable for any space, including living and dining rooms or bedrooms and hallways. With vinyl, low cost certainly doesn’t mean sub-standard.

Looks and styles in vinyl

Your imagination only limits you! Since vinyl follows current trends, you can get anything you desire, from gray, reclaimed, or whitewashed wood look floors to textures such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. Tiles can resemble pebbles or beach sand and, while marble, granite, slate or terrazzo, and other stones come at a cost, they won’t here. While you’re at it, have some fun with stripes and colorful graphic tile patterns, perfect, especially for playrooms.

Two types of flooring construction

A layered product, sheet vinyl has either fiberglass or felt backing. It’s essential to be aware of the differences because that affects the installation method. A felt backing can only be installed with the glue-down process so the edges won’t curl. It also needs acclimation for at least 24 hours to minimize movement to adjust to temperature changes, so felt-backed vinyl isn’t recommended for rooms prone to moisture.

The other is fiberglass, and often preferred construction, which is sturdier and keeps the material lying flat; thus, there are no curling issues. That means you have another installation technique: the loose lay where the product hovers over the subfloor without the required adhesive. A fiberglass backing also doesn’t need acclimation and has a more resilient, comfortable, and cushioned feel underfoot.

Your Welland vinyl flooring experts

For almost 50 years, family-owned-and-operated A-1 Flooring Welland has been providing superior product knowledge from our specialists, all who have experience in both the residential and commercial industries. We invite you to visit our showroom in Welland, Ontario to explore our inventory and learn more about vinyl flooring. We service homeowners and businesses in Welland, ON, Grimsby, ON, Lincoln, ON, Niagara Falls, ON, Pelham, ON, Port Colborne, ON, St. Catharines, ON, Thorold, ON, Fort Erie, ON and Dunnville, ON. Be sure to ask about your free vinyl flooring quote.