Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank floors are the best choice if you're looking for something durable yet affordable.
How to Buy Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring is made up of four layers, fiberglass or felt that’s been covered with an embossed printed sheet. The material is then coated with a clear vinyl that’s been finished with a urethane layer that’s clear and acts as a protective layer.
Due to the vinyl plant’s durability, a dish or glass has a good chance of surviving a fall. Additionally, vinyl plank floors are a great choice for those looking for durable floors, they don’t easily dent or scratch.
Despite being DIY-friendly, vinyl plank flooring is softer than other laminates, it can be punctured by sharp objects. Similarly, if installed without a rigid core, vinyl plank floors can show slight signs of denting especially on top of heavy objects.
Overall, vinyl plank flooring is a great choice for areas that have high activity, open space areas like dance studios, office spaces, living spaces, and entryways. It’s a very practical and budget-friendly option perfect for a lot of spaces.
Yes, vinyl plank is a waterproof material. If you’re looking for a wood-like feel and look in areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms vinyl plank flooring is a great choice. To prevent any mold, bacteria and mildew growth it is treated with an antimicrobial agent.
Like with many things, there are always two sides to every coin. Here are some pros when it comes to installing vinyl plank flooring:
- The material is a much more affordable option compared to other flooring materials.
- Vinyl planks can be installed in many areas. Being waterproof, vinyl planks can be used in kitchens and bathrooms without any issues of molding.
- Its scratch-free and soft material, it is a good choice for areas that require a lot of activity.
Cons of installing vinyl plank flooring:
- Due to its soft material, vinyl plank flooring isn’t ideal for areas that have a lot of hard-ware materials and sharp objects.
- When it comes to the installation process, of you glue down your plank flooring the removal process will be very difficult.
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Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation & Maintenance
Vinyl planks are a great option for those who want realistic visuals that almost feel look like the real deal. One of the best things about choosing vinyl plank as your flooring is that it is able to take on many finishes and appearances.
With vinyl planks, the flooring choice is endless. You can pick out from a variety of different styles like parquet, stone, marble, wood and even concrete. By going with vinyl planks as your flooring, you’ll be able to find a variant that suits your style. From the color, pattern, and texture, you can find the right style for you.
When it comes to DIY-flooring installations, vinyl planks are one of the easiest floor installations to do on your own. All you need are the right equipment which you can get to in your local hardware store and a simple plan.
There are three main installation methods for vinyl plank flooring depending on the type of vinyl plank you’ve chosen.
A Gripstrip vinyl plank has an adhesive layer that connects one plank to another. With the GripStrip method, you’ll be able to create a floating floor where the it covers the subfloor without having to directly stick to it.
Using the GripStrip vinyl plank flooring method, is a great option for someone looking for a mess-free installation without having to remove the existing floor. This installation method is great for individuals who are renting out a space or aren’t willing to commit to a flooring style just yet.
Similar to the GripStrip vinyl plank flooring method, the click lock method also creates a floating floor. However, instead of an adhesive to connect each plank, the planks have the ability to interlock with one another. Like a puzzle.
Unlike the two previous methods, the glue down vinyl plank flooring method permanently sticks to the floors. There are two adhesives you can use, hard set and pressure sensitive. With a hard set adhesive, you’ll need to spread it across the floor and then lay the vinyl planks down. On the other hand, the pressure-sensitive adhesive is readily spread on the bottom of each plank. Just simply lay down each plank to the floor and let it stick.
All of these vinyl plank installation methods are great ways to get your floors down, it all depends on what sounds best to you
When it comes to maintenance, vinyl plank flooring is super low maintenance. Vinyl floors are super easy to clean and require no polishing.
To care for your vinyl plank floors, simply wipe away spills with a soft cloth like a mop and avoid using abrasive cleaning tools. Vacuuming and sweeping are a great way to regularly clean up the floors.