Here are just a few reasons why vinyl flooring is a good choice:
- Extensive design and texture selection
- A choice of tiling or sheeting
- Very easy to clean
- High resistance to dents and scratches
History of Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl began to be used as flooring after World War II and by the 1950’s it had replaced linoleum as a cost effective, water resistant floor solution. The advantages of this material are abundant, with low cost being at the forefront. Vinyl provides wonderful protection and durability, with a broad range of patterns and designs available.
Floors obviously play a vital part in all of our lives, that’s a fact! After all, you’re using one right now and so am I! When some people think about vinyl flooring, they may be thinking of linoleum, (or ‘Lino’ as it used to be called). But modern vinyl flooring is another kettle of fish, and vinyl flooring from the Bognor Regis area provides great economical value and is an adaptable home flooring option. Manufactured from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the tiles are commonly used in places such as hallways, kitchens and bathrooms. The two main types of flooring are standard tiles and self-sticking tiles. When choosing your flooring, you should be aware and carefully take your time to compare differing material options to find the best tiles for each function.
Standard Vinyl Flooring Tiles
Standard flooring tiles are typically made of thin, square tiles in a choice of colours and patterns. These tiles are a low cost option for flooring, but may not be as simple to fit as other types. When someone is in the process of the fitting of these tiles, they have to cover the floor with an adhesive. This adhesive has to be left alone in its’ place until it begins to harden, then the tiles can be arranged in the desired pattern. This kind of fitting can be messy and may require some time cleaning up, especially for anybody who has little to no experience in tile fitting.
Self-Sticking Vinyl Flooring
Self-sticking vinyl flooring tiles can provide a superior solution for the homeowner. While these tiles are a little bit more expensive than the standard vinyl tiles, they are simpler to install and make less mess. Self-stick tiles already have adhesive manufactured onto the back of the tile, so there’s no messing around with applying separate glues. When it comes to fitting time, the Installers simply peels off the paper backing from each tile, place it and then simply press it to the floor. Easy peasy!
Also, some manufacturers are now producing flooring planks. These planks resemble a length of natural wood flooring, but still feature the same basic construction as the standard vinyl flooring tiles. Plank flooring often features a good looking finish, which makes it simpler and more cost-effective to create a stone or wood-like finish. The planks include channels down both sides so that the flooring can be fitted snugly together without the use of any adhesives.
Floors have never been able to look so good!