When you’re faced with the decision of picking out new floors for your house, there are so many options it can be overwhelming. You could get carpet, hardwood (engineered or non-engineered?), tile, laminate, and more. It’s enough to just make you want to rip out what floors you do have and make do living as your nomad ancestors did, sleeping on the dirt.
But with a little information, it can be much easier to see which flooring option is right for you. To help you make this difficult decision, let’s focus on and make a case for just one material that could be used in your home for flooring: vinyl.
The History of Vinyl
Before vinyl was used in flooring, linoleum was the king of cheap, plastic-y, easy-to-clean flooring. Linoleum was invented way back over a century and a half ago in 1855.
Then came the new kid on the block, reckless and cocksure, determined to take linoleum’s place on the throne. Vinyl flooring was invented in the 1930s and just 20 years later in the 1950s it was already more popular than linoleum. So how can you explain vinyl’s sudden meteoric rise to flooring glory? Well, it’s all because of the many benefits that vinyl offers over other flooring options. The inevitable follow-up question: So, what are exactly are those many benefits of vinyl floors? Let’s take a look.
As promised by the title of this article and the last question we asked you in the previous section, we are indeed going to tell you what makes vinyl flooring a great option for your floors. Feel free to release your anticipation, for the wait is finally over.
Vinyl is affordable. Vinyl is resilient to changes in condition, unlike some options like hardwood flooring, which expands in high humidity. Vinyl is also easier to clean than other options. Spills that would be hard to clean or maybe even result in permanent stains with carpet can just be wiped away with vinyl.
It’s is strong, able to hold up to an incredible amount of foot traffic and show little to no wear. Vinyl is water-resistant, making it perfect for the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. Vinyl is available in a wide array of colors and patterns, so it can fit your individual style and match any room you throw at it. Vinyl is also surprisingly cozy, as it doesn’t get cold and it’s actually kind of soft.
Vinyl Flooring: If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet strong surface that’s easy to clean, it’s a great option.
Come check out our selection of Vinyl Flooring in Utah, located in Draper, just off of i-15.