In the U.S. and here in Binghamton area vinyl flooring is the most popular flooring surface. Over the years, manufacturing processes and technology have evolved to enable significant product improvements.
Generally speaking, vinyl flooring comes in two main types – tile and sheet forms. The majority of vinyl tiles have an adhesive backing that peels off for quick and easy positioning on the floor. Others vinyl tiles have felt backing and require glue for installation. Glue-down vinyl can be tricky if you’re installing the floor yourself. Vinyl-backed tiles only require glue on the edges and can be removed as needed. Sheet vinyl on the other hand is shipped in rolls and is typically installed by professionals.
Vinyl floors have a cushion backing that provides for a surface that is soft and comfortable under foot. Therefore, vinyl is especially well-suited as a kitchen floor where people spend a large amount of time on their feet. When dishes and glassware are dropped on a vinyl floor, the result may be a dent instead of broken glass. Choose a textured vinyl surfaces to camouflage these dents.
As vinyl is water-resistant, this flooring choice is also ideal as a bathroom floor. Vinyl flooring is also not as chilly under your feet on cold mornings than some other flooring types. Some vinyl can be a bit slippery when wet so be sure to choose a textured vinyl floor to mitigate this risk.
With advances in technology, vinyl flooring can have the life-like appearance of wood flooring, natural stone or tile, slate, and more. In Binghamton NY vinyl floors can even be artistic and fashion-forward.
In the end, be sure to talk with the professionals at Floor Coverings International about vinyl flooring for your home. We provide free, in-home consultations. Contact us today!