FAQ - Vinyl Flooring

What are the benefits of vinyl flooring?” - First, there are many types of patterns luxury vinyl flooring can come in that will replicate a certain look or ambiance you’re trying to obtain through your floor. For instance, vinyl flooring can display wood, stone or ceramic appearances. Second, it’s an extremely durable surface, which is why vinyl flooring is recommended for bathrooms and kitchens. Lastly, vinyl flooring is ideal for DIY installation, regardless of how much experience homeowners have had installing floors in the past.

“How do I clean vinyl flooring?” - While many vinyl flooring products are water-resistant, they can become damaged by improper cleaning techniques. Sweep, vacuum and mop your floors regularly. Most of the time, a mixture of water and vinegar does the trick, but you can also clean with a solution formulated for vinyl floors. The bottle should say nonabrasive, or carry a similar label. Eco-friendly options are a great choice as well. Remember to check whether the cleaner is a concentrate – if it is, you’ll have to dilute it first!

Where can I install vinyl floors?” - You can install vinyl flooring in any room above, below, and on-grade. Vinyl’s water resistance makes it an excellent choice for rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements where a greater chance that the floors will get wet exists.

"Is vinyl flooring waterproof?”- Some types of vinyl flooring are waterproof. For example, wood plastic and polymer composite (WPC) vinyl is waterproof thanks to its composition of thermoplastics, wood flour, and calcium carbonate. It can be installed in areas where high moisture levels are present. Other waterproof vinyl floor options include stone plastic composite (SPC) vinyl, made from natural limestone powder, polyvinyl chloride, and stabilizer. Also known as rigid core vinyl, it can be installed over many types of flooring as a floating floor.

“Is vinyl flooring good for pets?”- Yes. Vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for pets and children. The flooring is scratch and stain resistant, low in allergens, easy to clean and maintain, and even quiet to walk on.