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The choice of material for your home flooring is very important. This is because the material you choose determines installation costs, ease of cleaning, and durability among others. The commonly used materials are tiles and wood. However, vinyl flooring is gaining popularity in Singapore probably due to its unique features and affordability. If you are a business owner or homeowner you'd consider using vinyl flooring in your property. Vinyl products are made using a strong PVC material. It's ideal for use on several floors that do not have heavy traffic. Read on to find out if it's the ideal flooring material you're looking for.
Types of Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl sheet flooring
the sheets measure 6 or 8 inches wide, while the length can be customized to suit the dimension of your house.
Vinyl plank flooring
measures 4 or 6 inches in width and 3 or 4 feet in length. Its installation is easier and has low maintenance costs
Vinyl tile flooring
they come in squares measuring 12 or 18 inches. This type offers uniform appearance of the floor. You can also easily replace damaged pieces.
How to Select Vinyl Flooring
The factors you should consider when selecting vinyl flooring include thickness, wear layer, color, and width.
In terms of color, you can opt for printed vinyl which is the most affordable. But this option gives you a surface that easily scratched. Inlaid vinyl has a wood-like appearance and is quite resistant to scratch. If you are working on a heavy traffic area, glued vinyl will be more suitable and it's good for permanent installation. Besides, it's resistant to scratch, slipping or peeling off, giving you value for its cost.
For uneven floors, 5-8 mm thick planks will hide away any imperfections on your floor. Their appealing look is like that of real wood. Besides, they are highly durable. They are most suited for application on high traffic areas. A moderate traffic area such as your living room requires vinyl flooring of 3 2-4.0 mm thickness. These are moderately durable and less costly. In low traffic areas in your home, you can use 2-3 mm thickness. This is more affordable although it cannot hide imperfections on uneven floors.
You should choose wear layers at least 20 mm or 0.02 inch thick for your high traffic areas like restaurants. Moderate traffic areas will require a wear layer of at least 10 mm (0.01"). A no-wax coat made of vinyl or urethane offers the most affordable option for wear layer. But this wears out really fast.
It's advisable that you choose standard width planks as opposed to wider ones. This is because wider vinyl planks cannot sit well on uneven floors.
Areas Where Vinyl Flooring Is Suitable
Vinyl flooring is suitable for use on bathroom and kitchen floors due to its slip-resistant quality. Its anti-microbial growth property makes vinyl flooring ideal for hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Other areas where you can apply vinyl flooring include bedrooms, offices, and schools.
Benefits of Vinyl Floors
Vinyl floors do not absorb moisture. In addition, there's no space left in between the tiles. These properties discourage growth of molds and bacteria.
Its slip-resistant characteristic makes vinyl flooring the material of choice on floors where water may spill. You don't have to worry about you or your loved ones slipping on bathroom floors. They feel quite comfortable under your feet.
The PVC material used for making vinyl flooring is strong. Therefore, floors made of vinyl last longer, giving you great value for your money. Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of designs and colors giving you numerous options to choose from.
If soup or food spills on your vinyl made floor, you just need a damp cloth to wipe the stain clean.
Installation of vinyl takes a short time.
In summary, vinyl flooring scores well on the main qualities that any flooring expert will advise you about. It may not compare with porcelain tiles in terms of strength but it's quite affordable. If you're interested, please give us a call or fill our enquiry form. We will give you a free quote for your favorite vinyl flooring design.
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I am glad that we have Flooring Specialist to install our new home with Vinyl flooring. We had selected Mahogany Vinyl flooring for our bedrooms and Walnut Vinyl flooring for our living room. One of our living room wall was installed with Stone Tile Vinyl flooring. The outcome effect is fantastic. Flooring Specialist had run the extra mile to meet our tight schedule. I would recommend Flooring Specialist to friends and family member.
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We had change our existing flooring to Vinyl flooring for our Kitchen. Non-slip Vinyl flooring was our choice and the pattern is brick Vinyl flooring. Flooring Specialist workmanship was great, price are reasonable and staff are friendly.