Things to know about today’s versatile vinyl styles.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to vinyl. Perhaps when you think about vinyl you think of something dated with a lack of options when it comes to colours and patterns. This is no longer the case when it comes to your vinyl options.
Today, vinyl holds its own in the flooring world, along with tile, laminates and carpet. Vinyl comes in a wide variety of colours along with interesting patterns that are sure to inspire your home décor, all while keeping within your flooring budget.
We created this section to help make you a smarter and better-informed consumer.
Allow us to help you navigate the many styles, the benefits and advantages of using vinyl and tips for decorating and implementing vinyl flooring into your home.
Continue on to learn more about how this once dated medium has been transformed into a leader in the flooring world.
You’ll be floored by today’s vinyl. Today’s vinyl flooring has truly advanced from that of yesterday.
Long gone are the shiny, plastic-looking floors that easily dented and ripped.
Today, one can enjoy a wide spectrum of colours, textures and patterns that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also offer durable flooring with easy maintenance.
The vinyl of today offers patterns that emulate the look of ceramic tile, slate or natural stone, but at a price that can accommodate any budget.
Vinyl is on the move throughout the home. Traditionally, vinyl flooring was only utilized in laundry rooms, bathrooms or kitchens.
Vinyl has long offered practical, functional and attractive flooring for active households.
Vinyl is also more comfortable to walk as compared to natural stone or ceramic tile as it is warmer and cushionier.
Now, due to innovations in performance and design, vinyl can now feel comfortable in any room of your house.
With vinyl it’s easy in and easy out. If replacing any flooring may be in your future, keep vinyl in mind.
Vinyl floors are much easier to remove than a grouted ceramic tile or natural stone floor.
This factor will save you money and time if and when replacement is on your ‘to do’ list.
As you buy up, the benefits escalate. As you move up in the vinyl flooring price range there are many benefits.
Your options in terms of selection broaden in regards to colours, textures and patterns.
Active households, especially ones with kids or pets will love the resistance to stains, scuffs, and scratches that is offered by premium wear layers.
Some premium wear layers are enhanced with aluminum oxide, which provides exceptional resistance to scratching.
These wear layers offer superior performance when it comes to cleaning, which relieves stress on your life.
You’ll also notice that, as you move up, you’ll get enhanced performance constructions, designed to protect your floor from rips, tears, gouges and permanent indentations.
Know this: style is determined by two sizes. When selecting a vinyl pattern, you want to consider the size of the room and the size of the pattern.
As with any flooring, the decorating rule of thumb is still a factor when thinking about how your flooring fits into the room colour and size.
Remember that lighter coloured flooring will make a smaller room appear larger, while darker coloured flooring absorb the light and can give a room a more intimate ambiance.
When it comes to pattern sizes, keep in mind that smaller patterns will work great in rooms where the pattern will be obstructed by furniture or in smaller rooms.
However, keep in mind that larger flooring patterns can sometimes actually visually expand a room.
Be aware of your surroundings. When evaluating vinyl styles, consider any wallpaper or fabrics, especially printed fabrics that you will be integrating into the room.
If the fabric or wallpaper is a large-scale print you’ll want to look at smaller patterns for the floor.
Conversely, if you have a small-scale pattern in the fabric or wallpaper you’ll want a larger pattern for the floor.
Take a shine to understanding gloss. Vinyl flooring products come in an array of gloss levels to suit your home.
Generally speaking, the lower the gloss level, the more forgiving your floor will be to the daily wear of foot traffic. Choose your gloss level accordingly.
Style is unique, personal and individual. Today’s vinyl flooring accommodates this and more. It’s economical price and wide variety of choices, makes vinyl a popular and efficient flooring choice. If you’re considering vinyl, we invite you to continue reading in our other vinyl sections.