Vinyl flooring has been a popular floor covering material in the US for decades for a number of reasons led by variety, ease of maintenance and cost.
Quality and Prices
Houston vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of prices and quality. Low-end vinyl can be your cheapest flooring option but the high-end variety can be as expensive as hardwood.
Low-end vinyl is relatively thin consisting of shallow wear layer over a vinyl or felt backing. The design printed on its surface through a rotary printing process called rotogravure. This kind of vinyl is also called rotovinyl. The top layer or wear layer is clear vinyl which can break because it seem still or brittle or stiff. The life expectancy of low-end vinyl is typically less than ten years.
On the other hand, the color of high-end vinyl is usually not just printed on but is applied throughout. The wear layer is much thicker and may last for up to 30 years depending on the manufacturer. High-end vinyl repels dirt and resistant to wear and scratches.
Vinyl flooring is available in sheets or tiles. Aside from the size, the installation method varies whether vinyl comes with a peel and stick backing or it requires glue application on the floor. For a successful installation, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Ease of Care and Maintenance
Vinyl sheets or Houston tile flooring are easy to maintain. Sweeping or using a damp mop are usually all that are needed on a frequency depending on the amount of dirt it gathers. Don’t use abrasives which can destroy the wear layer on top and leave ugly marks that would be almost impossible to get rid of.
Vinyl flooring has relatively shorter life span compared to other materials such as stone, concrete or hardwood but they are also relatively inexpensive.
Whether you need vinyl sheets or vinyl composition tile (VCT), call Shans Carpets and Fine Flooring, one of the largest and oldest Houston flooring stores at 713-910-9732 to find the perfect color and design from its wide selection of vinyl flooring materials.