Struggling when it comes to choosing the best flooring? The carpets Glasgow based team from Joe Walker’s Flooring will do all it takes to make sure you find the right flooring for your needs. Thinking of vinyl flooring? Go through our guide and we will make sure you know everything you need to, from how to install vinyl wood flooring to how to clean it!
Vinyl is an affordable and hard wearing flooring option, it can take the form of sheets, planks and tiles, and it can come in a variety of colours, patterns and textures! We love vinyl because like laminate, it is suitable for any room in your home.
The Ultimate Vinyl Flooring Guide
What is vinyl flooring?
Vinyl is similar to laminate in the way it is a man-made material and consists of several layers, however, those layers consist of PVC and fibreglass. This makes for a cushioned, softer feeling underfoot compared with the dense, hard feeling of laminate.
At Joe Walker’s Flooring we offer these varieties of vinyl;
- Avenue Floors
- Lifestyle Floors
Why Should you Choose Vinyl Flooring?
Aside from being more affordable than real wood, vinyl flooring is a good option because it is;
It’s top “wear layer” means it will endure the goings on of everyday life – it takes a lot to scratch or damage vinyl. Also, because it is a thick material it’s moisture resistant and the layers ensure it keeps its shape.
Ideal for environments with high levels of moisture due to it’s resistance to water. Therefore most it is ideal for bathrooms and kitchens!
Because it can come in any colour, texture and design, it can adapt to any room in the house. If you are looking for an alternative to a more expensive material like stone or wood, vinyl flooring is ideal.
Though it has many similarities to laminate flooring – which you can learn more about in our last post – the two materials differ in the way they feel underfoot. Due to its composition vinyl is more cushioned, so is nice to walk on and can be used in to make a room to make it feel more comfortable or cosy. Laminate is much harder underfoot feel!
How to Install Vinyl Wood Flooring
All that you should be concerned about when it comes to knowing how to install vinyl wood flooring is that it’s very simple! Of course, after deciding on the vinyl perfect for your home, we will come by to fit it for you! After your measure appointment we will then cut and lay the flooring allowing you to enjoy the vinyl no matter which room of the house it’s in.
How to Maintain Vinyl Flooring
As vinyl is so adaptable and can be used for any room in the house it is bound to get dirty quite quickly. But don’t worry! All that is required to keep your vinyl maintained is a small amount of upkeep.
- Sweep/vacuum your floor when necessary
- Don’t use scratchy materials to clean your flooring and abrasive products – they will do more harm than good.
- Find a vinyl specific product that you have researched
- Use a small amount of apple cider vinegar to keep it looking clean and fresh!
- If you are finding it difficult to get rid of a stain or scuff mark, use some baking soda or WD-40.