Whether you are a fan of DIY or have decided you want to try and do some work yourself to cut back on costs, you’ll be interested to learn about one floor in particular. More and more flooring manufacturers are incorporating systems into their floors that make installation noticeably easier. In this post, we will be talking about the incredibly DIY friendly
What Is Vinyl?
Vinyl click flooring is a type of vinyl floor that is made of PVC, a vinyl sheet, a foam core and a felt backing. Because it is made of plastic, it is both water and scratch resistant. This is very practical for rooms that experience a lot of footfall, so is great for kitchens and bathrooms. This is where their water-resistant properties come in handy, as these are the rooms in your house that are most likely to either get wet or have increased moisture exposure. Unlike wood floors, that can’t stand changes in temperature, vinyl does. This means you can install it with underfloor heating perfectly safely. Vinyl floors are also so durable that they can last up to 20 years without needing replacing.
How Do I Clean It?
Vinyl click flooring is a very low maintenance product. Since it is waterproof, you can use a wet mop without fear of damaging the floor. Vinyl click flooring by itself is a very hygienic floor. It doesn’t harbour dust or other allergens, which is very important if someone at home suffers from allergies. In terms of day to day maintenance, a simple sweep will get up any of that annoying debris from the bottom of shoes.
What Does It Look Like?
This is one of the greatest characteristics of this floor. Although lower in price, it replicates wood and stone beautifully. This is thanks to a photographic layer that is applied to the top layer of the product and finished with a protective wear layer. You can find lots of designs that imitate different species of wood and tiles in many shades and colours.
How Do I Install It?
We left the best part until the end. We mentioned earlier that you could install this floor by yourself because of its “click system”. This system can also be found in some solid and engineered wood floors, allows the floor to be laid down by simply locking the boards together. This means there is no need for any additional joining methods and is incredibly easy and quick. This is perfect if you are working on a tight turnaround such as a whole renovation project. The click system also affords the luxury of being able to pick out and replace damaged boards without needing to take up the whole floor. This saves wastage and your money in the long-term.
As you can see, vinyl click flooring has lots of features that have made it one of the most popular floors on the market right now. Not only is it gorgeous, it’s also amazingly practical.
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