When the time comes to consider changing the floor of a bathroom or kitchen, the typical question is whether it will be resistant to water and / or other liquids. The answer for the case of vinyl flooring is a clear “yes, no problem whatsoever”.
It also has another advantage, this type of flooring is very easy to clean, so if the water is going to be constant on your new floor, you will appreciate that it is vinyl.
Maintenance of vinyl tiles
There is virtually no maintenance required. A mop for when it has been wet and vacuuming or a sweeping will be enough to keep it in perfect condition. No polishing is necessary.
Although waterproof flooring is highly resistant, it is not indestructible, so it is advisable not to use abrasive cleaning products. If you find a stain that seems complex to eliminate acquire a specific product for this type of flooring and use a soft brush.
Nothing is perfect and therefore vinyl flooring is not perfect and has some drawbacks:
Continuous direct sunlight can affect the pattern of the surface over time. This is, however, common in many other types of flooring. In areas where you think it may be affected use curtains or blinds, for example, to avoid long and repetitive exposure.
It is not ideal in some cases for houses with underfloor heating.
If it comes into contact with hot objects, it can deteriorate.
For manufacturing, materials that can be harmful are used, especially during the manufacturing process, for example of the PCV.
The price of vinyl flooring
As with everything, there are different qualities, materials or designs, which will undoubtedly affect the price of vinyl flooring, although generally it can be said that this type of flooring is cheaper than many of the alternatives.
It does not make much sense to compare it with floors such as marble, solid wood or ceramic tiles, since they have very little in common. It seems more logical to compare it with similar alternatives such as laminate flooring, cork flooring or even linoleum, that is to say, floating floors or that are fixed with an adhesive to the subfloor.
The cost of a vinyl flooring, as with any other material, consists of two parts, on the one hand the material and on the other the installation. From the point of view of the installation, vinyl flooring is perhaps the most economical, since it is very fast and practically does not require many specialist tools or equipment. In terms of material cost, vinyl flooring offers a range of prices accessible to most budgets and is certainly less expensive than some more luxurious or top-end flooring choices, such as hardwood flooring.