Economic, durable, and attractive - what’s not to like about vinyl flooring? This is the ideal flooring solution when you must have something that looks great, will go the distance, and fit within your budget. Vinyl flooring is perfect for young families, busy adults, and rental properties. It’s also a great non-allergenic option for people with dust allergies.
Is vinyl right for you?
Vinyl comes in a variety of patterns and styles, however the most popular are those that look like natural wooden floorboards. There is a broad range of colours, shades and details that provide convincingly realistic appearance of wooden planks. Both vinyl planks and vinyl sheets can also be textured to give the impression of individually laid wooden planks.
Vinyl floors support your lifestyle
Vinyl floors are waterproof and easy to clean - well suited to kitchen, dining, and laundry areas. Perfectly low-maintenance for busy lifestyles; just sweep regularly, and mop for heavier marks. Vinyl flooring is made from durable PVC which means a well-maintained floor can last up to twenty years. Some types of vinyl flooring can even be removed and re-installed if you change homes. Out of all the flooring choices, vinyl is the easiest to remove and replace - a good choice for people who like to change things up in their lives!
Vinyl is cost-effective
Compared to natural flooring resources such as oak, bamboo, and hardwood, vinyl is a manufactured product and therefore more affordable. Some vinyl is superior in quality and design, and you will see this reflected in the price. For example, some types of vinyl planks have a felt backing, which makes them softer to walk on. Some types of vinyl come without adhesive - which makes them affordable, however the adhesive they need will be an additional cost. For specific information on pricing, please request a quote.
Different vinyl types
Vinyl comes in planks, tiles and sheets which can be loose-lay, floating or glue-down. So... what does that all mean?
Planks or tiles are flooring pieces that have been cut by the manufacturer into specific dimensions. A sheet is a layer of flooring which is cut from a large roll provided by the manufacturer. (We can further cut down planks, tiles and sheets to fit your floor.) Sheets are generally thinner than planks and tiles, but not always.
Loose-lay or floating means the cut pieces are thick, heavy and strong enough to lie flat on the subfloor without adhesive. Sometimes, the pieces are designed to keep the flooring stable by interlocking.
Glue-down means an adhesive is required to attach the flooring to the subfloor. Some flooring comes with the adhesive already attached, like a sticker. For others, the adhesive is a separate purchase.
When you shouldn’t choose vinyl
Vinyl isn’t a great choice for bedrooms or living rooms, simply because in these rooms most people prefer soft furnishings underfoot. If you have your heart set on vinyl flooring for the bedroom, you might also want a slip-resistant rug. You would also want felt to wedge between your heavy bedroom furniture and protect the vinyl.
Vinyl should be reconsidered if you frequently move heavy items around (for example, shop displays or live music sound systems) as this kind of activity can damage a vinyl floor. Hardwood floors are recommended for that kind of room.
If you are renovating to increase the resale value of your house, we also recommend a hardwood floor.
We pride ourselves on ensuring your floor will be laid properly the first time so you can walk all over it for good. We’re experienced in identifying issues of dampness, subfloor inconsistencies, and other troubling conditions. We start installation only when all of our concerns have been resolved. Our free assessment of your floor space includes personalised product recommendations, and a quote on products and installation. Book your free assessment now.