What is vinyl flooring? Vinyl flooring is not to be confused with vinyl floor tiles. They come in plank forms and are a type of resilient flooring that is of vinyl composition with synthetic plastic resins that are made to withstand abrasions, impacts and other potential wear, tear and damages that may occur over time.
Vinyl floors are not only made for heavier duty usage, they are also designed with safety considerations in mind. They are treated and specified to be slip-resistant and fire-retardant so that certain type of vinyl flooring can be applied even to kitchen renovations.
Vinyl floors are becoming many preferred options to laminate floors or parquet because not only can they fabricated to be similar in terms of the look and feel of natural wood appearance, they require lesser maintenance at comparatively affordable prices.
Vinyl Flooring: Reviews on the Benefits
Nearly Waterproof and Anti-Slip
Vinyl floors are treated with slip-resistant technology that enhances surface grips so they are safe for the elderly as well as children especially at areas where circulation activity level is high.
Unlike laminate flooring, the PU (polyurethane) and PVC material that makes up the vinyl plank is a solid single layer that gives strength and resistance to scratches, scuffs and scrapes. They are also specified with ceramic coating that increases their defense wear layer against residual dents, pits or marks.
They have fire-retardant properties that makes them a safe material to be used even in potentially hazardous areas like the kitchen. In commercial and industrial environments, vinyl flooring is highly recommended for areas where there are large inventories such as storage spaces like production floors and warehouses or areas where hazardous paper products are housed such as the libraries and bookstores.
Pliability gives Comfort and Health Benefits
Vinyl floor planks are designed to have minimal thickness (about 5mm) and optimal bending flexibility so that they provide comfort to walk on. The pliability of the vinyl planks gives a cushiony and bouncy effect so that you can walk with ease and with less effort, causing less strain to the soles and ultimately benefits the overall spinal and bone health of the user over time.
And because they are made up of solid PVC vinyl, they do not need an underlying layer in stabilizing the vinyl floor pieces or to fill up the hollowness of the gap between the wear layer and the substrate. The planks are tightly-interlocked and minimizes any movement underneath.
Easy Installation – No-Glue Technique
The vinyl floor planks can be directly installed to any leveled ground substrates, screed, for example, and even on finished floor surfaces such as tiles (except for carpets and laminated finishes).
They can also be easily installed via a click system where the plank units are secured and fit to each other’s profile by simply clicking on to one another in an interlocking manner to form an entire floor surface area. There is no need for gluing and time spent waiting for it to dry and inhaling toxic chemicals from it.
The installation is complete with matching skirting around the periphery of the spaces to finish up the job.
Vinyl Flooring Prices
Vinyl flooring is priced comparatively lower than laminated wood flooring and this is one of the reasons why they are being preferred and compared to laminate wood floor finishes. Good quality vinyl flooring costs about S$5.50 per square foot onwards in Singapore.
Vinyl Flooring Care and Maintenance
The idea of designing interiors has to include considerations of long term maintenance and the life span of furniture and fittings apart from their aesthetical aspects. It is important for flooring to be as hassle-free as possible when it comes to flooring care so you can save on money and time.
Some vinyl flooring are certified with Nano Silver – an anti-bacterial technology that self-cleanses and sanitizes itself. This makes it one of the easiest to maintain and hassle-free flooring material.
Vinyl floors are also resistant to moisture and humidity hence able to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, it is also safe for young kids or toddlers to be in contact with when they play or crawl on the floor.
And since it is resistant to scratches, there is no need for periodical waxing in the case of parquet flooring or polishing in the case of marble floors.
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