Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring
Friday, November 24, 2017 8:42 AM
Flooring Pros and Cons - Vinyl
updated September 13, 2018
Vinyl is the King when it comes to performance, especially in areas where moisture is present. Scuffs, stains, fading, wear, dents – vinyl can stand up to it all. Plus, vinyl and upgrades like luxury vinyl, offer several installation options making it suitable for so many settings and make it a dIY favorite. If performance is the issue, vinyl is hard to beat.
Vinyl, especially luxury vinyl flooring, has also made significant improvements in styling and design. As a result, vinyl is finding its way out of the kitchen and bath and into signature rooms of the home. People are finding that vinyl's combination of realistic visuals and performance make it a great option for family rooms and even nurseries.
Waterproof flooring has become a hot button lately and vinyl is the original waterproof floor. While it may or may not stand up to flooding, surface spills' even ones that sit for a long while, are usually no problem for vinyl flooring.
I think the major drawback of vinyl flooring is the fact that it is a PVC product and while it may be perfect for an active family room, I’m not sure it has a place in a formal living room.
Then again, today’s WPC products are almost indistinguishable from other hard surface options and will fool all but the most discerning eye. Still, for signature rooms in your home, vinyl may be a tough sell.
Sheet vinyl also has a tendency to tear, especially when heavy kitchen appliances are dragged across the floor. Be careful.