Although vinyl flooring has been around for almost 100 years, it’s been a constantly evolving product that has experienced varying degrees of popularity. It’s always been known as a durable, easily maintained and economical floor covering that works exceptionally well in moist environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. But recent technological advances that have produced luxury vinyl planks and tiles have made this long-established material a highly coveted floor covering once again.
Luxury vinyl features realistic imaging and textures that allow it to simulate the look of wood, stone, metal or ceramics while still delivering the soft underfoot feel that vinyl is known for. It’s regularly available in plank form which allows for easy replication of today’s popular long and wide floorboards without the extra cost associated with hardwoods. Vinyl is also ideal for installation over below-grade or concrete floors where hardwoods or laminates aren’t recommended.
As long as you have a clean, dry and level subfloor, vinyl tiles and planks are quite easy to install. Click and lock floating floor systems make it possible for the DIYer to install a sharp-looking floor in a short period of time. Many of the top brands also come complete with mildew resistant backings which furthers the case for using vinyl in areas of the house which experience higher levels of moisture and humidity.
To learn more about this versatile floor covering, get in touch with the vinyl flooring Toronto authority, Wood Floors by JBW.