5) Durability – vinyl is highly durable material that can last upwards of 10 to 20 years if it is installed properly and maintained well. Of course, the durability will also depend on the quality of the vinyl material and how it was manufactured. For example, solid vinyl and composite vinyl are homogenous and have colours that permeate every layer, this makes the material more resistant to scratches and damage. Printed vinyl is less durable because its surface is only protected by a clear wear layer. Fiberglass-reinforced vinyl is extremely durable and damage-resistant. One of the best advantages of vinyl is that if damaged in incurred, the individual pieces can be easily replaced to look new.
6) Stain resistance – depending on the type of vinyl material, its susceptibility to stains will change. Printed vinyl tiles have surface barrier that protects it from stains and spills. This clear wear layer makes these vinyl floors easy to clean and maintain. Solid and composite vinyl are different and lack this surface protection, thus they can stain more easily and will require occasional stripping and polishing to maintain its appearance.
7) Easy installation – both the vinyl tiles and planks are relatively easy flooring for installation. It is possible to complete the project by yourself, but it is recommended to seek professional help to prepare a dry, level subfloor for optimal results.
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