Vinyl flooring has come a long way since its first appearance in the 1950’s kitchen. The classic checkerboard design has been shifted aside for high-quality imitations of natural flooring like hardwood and stone tile. At Floor Coverings International of Austin, we encourage our budget-conscious customers to consider vinyl flooring as an alternative to natural flooring that may be too expensive. We’ve put together a list of the best rooms for vinyl flooring so you can start thinking about where you should use it in your home!
Vinyl is much more resistant to moisture than natural hardwood flooring. It also offers more traction when wet than stone tile. These attributes make vinyl a great option for the bathroom. You won’t have to worry about water spilling or guests slipping on a slick floor as they step out of the shower.
Relative to hardwood and stone, vinyl offers a pleasant amount of cushion underfoot. Anyone who has spent an afternoon standing in the kitchen as they chop, fry and stir knows that it can get tiring as time goes by. Having a forgiving surface is good for your joints and feet. Vinyl’s low-maintenance cleaning requirements also make it a good option for an area like the kitchen where there is a high likelihood of debris hitting the floor.
The basement is always a tough place to re-floor. You have to be careful about moisture like in the bathroom, but often homeowners want flooring that will help lighten up the dark, windowless space. At Floor Coverings International of Austin we often recommend vinyl. You can choose from a huge range of designs to help bring a bit of style to the basement. Plus, its moisture resistance means you won’t have to worry about possible leaks or humid seasons.
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