When considering flooring, or rather new flooring options in an apartment, people tend to spend hours debating whether carpet or hardwood would serve their purpose (and pocket) in implementing such ideas. However, most of them overlook or fail to see a few other options that could serve their purpose at an affordable cost and yet look admirably well.
Yes; you have guessed it right. I am talking about the contemporary brands of vinyl flooring that not only matches with your bedroom and living room décor to the fullest but also lasts a lifetime, if looked after carefully.
Why, out of all the different segments of the floor covering materials available in the market today, It rules the roost – even among top quality products such as plank wood, engineered wood and laminate flooring.
Popularly known as resilient flooring, vinyl has already earned its status as the most venerable floor covering for a host of reasons, some of which are outlined below.
>> LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) is the order of the day – In the form of one of the several sub-categories of it, which is available in sheets, planks and tiles, LVT alone accounts for more than $949 million (43%) of the entire flooring revenue in a nationwide survey. The reasons, however, are simple – it is user friendly, pocket friendly, easy to install, easy to remove and above all, easy to clean and easy to maintain.
>> Popularity with real estate builders – Real estate builders who have a penchant towards cutting costs yet maintaining quality of their housing projects have found vinyl flooring as the ideal material for their apartments and condominiums the customers appreciate and are satisfied with (in view of the budget). Why, even in replacement category, it tops the list. Studies reveal that replacement flooring in the residential sector in the United Sates, It has taken up the lion’s share as of 2015.
>>It is family friendly too – More and more families with kids, pets, permanent guests and running with tight budgets are finding vinyl flooring as the best solution for keeping the home clean and tidy all the while. Their worst fears with newly acquired puppies are allayed soon as the floor can be wiped and cleaned no sooner than the puppy (not yet house trained) makes a mess of it.
>>Availability factor – It is available in several convenient categories, of which Sheet Flooring and tiles flooring are the two common types. While the former is laid down in sheet form (6 or 12 feet width), the latter comes in tiles form (9” x 9” or 12” x 12”). It is easier to install and preferred by many; ergo vinyl tiles provide more colorful combinations, some often emulating ceramic look. However, the tiles type does not guarantee hundred percent water-proof as the sheet type does.
>>Biggest advantage of using this is the cost factor. It is the most cost effective form of redoing a floor in terms of providing overall floor covering. It is durable too and stands up fairly well to heavy foot traffic. It is pleasurable to walk on, while it suppresses noise to some extent. Also, since vinyl flooring comes in wide array of colors and designs, it can match well with your house décor effortlessly.