Vinyl flooring is a favorite option in Honolulu homes for several reasons. The style selection, durability, and low-maintenance requirements of this floor covering, paired with its low cost, makes it a great option for high traffic homes and active families. Our team at Floor Coverings International Oahu has gathered some facts about resilient vinyl flooring to help you determine if it’s the right option for your home.
Benefits of Resilient Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring is not what it used to be. With advances in technology and style, today’s vinyl flooring is versatile enough to suit any taste and décor. It’s available in endless color and pattern options, as well as matte finishes that are poplar in modern homes.
Vinyl flooring is most commonly found in sheet or tile installations. Sheet vinyl can give your room an open and expansive look, but seams will be visible if the sheet is not wide enough for the space. Vinyl tile is found in two varieties: solid vinyl tile (SVT) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Luxury vinyl tile is a great option to get the look of high-end stone or hardwood flooring, as pictured here, without the maintenance requirements and high price tag.
Vinyl flooring is highly durable, and will stand up against mold, mildew, and moisture. It’s a great option for areas on Oahu with high humidity, or rooms such as kitchens and laundry rooms that experience high levels of moisture. The finish of the flooring will directly impact the life of the floor, and finish options range from a simple clear vinyl topcoat to highly resistant enhanced urethane coatings.
While vinyl is one of the most durable options you can find, it does range in quality. The finish, as mentioned above, is important, as well as the construction of the floor. Select an inlaid vinyl versus printed vinyl for flooring that will stand the test of time against dings, scratches, and general wear and tear. Vinyl, like many floor coverings, also has a tendency to fade in direct sunlight. Take care where you place your furniture and area rugs as these sections of flooring will retain color better than exposed areas.
Honolulu home and business owners love the low price point, easy installation, and other benefits of vinyl flooring. If you are interested in learning more about what’s new in vinyl today, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Oahu. We provide free design consultations to help you find the perfect flooring for your home or business.
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