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Features and Benefits of Vinyl

Vinyl flooring has many benefits, including a large selection of styles as well as an affordable price point which makes it a beautiful and practical flooring option for any home or office. Take a look at the top features of vinyl.

Low maintenance
Keeping vinyl flooring looking clean is easy. Simply sweep vinyl floors to make sure that the dirt and grit are removed from the surface. If you see a stain, just use a damp mop with an approved vinyl floor cleaner to remove them.

Water resistant
When vinyl is installed correctly, it is almost impossible for water to penetrate. This makes it a great option for areas that get wet easily like bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

Unlike wood and ceramic tiles, vinyl is relatively soft to the touch. You can find many vinyl sheet products that have a padded underlayment for extra comfort. Plus, vinyl flooring stays at a fairly neutral temperature so it won’t get too cold during winter or too hot during summer.

When properly installed and maintained, vinyl flooring can last for 10 to 20 years. Specific types of vinyl including solid vinyl and composite vinyl tiles have colors permeating every layer, which makes them more scratch resistant. Moreover, fiberglass-reinforced vinyl sheets are extremely durable while still remaining pliable and resistant to damage.

Stain resistant
Vinyl is a great stain-resistant floor option. Printed vinyl tiles and sheets have a clear wear layer that acts as a surface barrier that protects the floor from stains and spills. Even solid and composite vinyl tiles, which do not have this surface protection, can easily look like new with an occasional stripping and polishing.