Designing with Vinyl Plank Floors
With vinyl floors, assurance of a cost friendly budget, durability and maintenance is guaranteed. Having a variety of texture and depths, they can appear to look like stone or even hardwood and will come in different colors thus offering a wide range of choices. Compared to tiles, which are usually cold on touch, vinyl is actually more tepid.
Types to Choose From
They are quite easy to install and can take many layouts. Most common ones being diagonal or checkerboard. All DIY friendly. For an even more realistic appearance, some can be grouted. Types in this category include Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT), which is made from Limestone but generally cheaper in terms of cost. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and solid vinyl tile (SVT) on the other hand are pricey but give an even more vivid appearance and better performance.
These will come in a default size of 1.8 to 3.6 meter (6 to 12 feet) wide rolls. They are quite ideal for rooms with moisture since they can be installed seamlessly. Styles available include mimic tile and wood with a variety of designs and colors to choose from.
They are similar in size as wood planks and are more feature realistic like coned edges and texture. These are strictly designed to look extremely like hardwood.
What to Consider When Choosing Vinyl
Use a broom or a brush to sweep or alternatively vacuum frequently. Occasionally, you could use a damp piece of garment, like a piece of cloth to wipe the surface. In case the vinyl you have is glossy, you are required to remove and reapply the polish as needed.
Nowadays, vinyl is being made to suit almost every part of the house including living spaces as compared to prior periods where they were left for frequent activity rooms like kitchens, bathrooms and kids’ playrooms.
With a quality piece of vinyl, animal claws are not a big worry for the owner. The material is able to sustain scratches and other pet behaviors not forgetting that the surface also offers comfort for the animals lie and play on.
For best results, it is recommended that the vinyl sheet is installed on plywood. Although with a well prepared surface, clean, dry and level, similar results can be achieved.