What are the Advantages of Toronto Vinyl Flooring?

Architecture has not been the same since the invention of vinyl flooring in the 1930s.

Throughout the years, designers, homebuilders and homeowners have commonly used Toronto vinyl flooring as an option for cost-efficient, water-resistant flooring in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. The increasing popularity and versatility of vinyl flooring can be attributed to its many advantages that have survived through the years since its creation.


1) Low maintenance – aside from regular sweeping to remove dust and a damp mop to eliminate any stains, Toronto vinyl flooring is relatively easy to care for in comparison to other hardwood flooring.
2) Water resistance – vinyl flooring is perfect for the bathroom, laundry room, kitchen or any space in the home that may have high moisture since it is almost impervious to water penetration, if installed properly.
3) Comfortable for the feet – some vinyl flooring is installed with a padded underlayer that provides more comfort when walking or standing on these floors. Vinyl is generally softer on your feet than other Toronto hardwood flooring materials or ceramic tile floors. Another great perk is that vinyl flooring does not get cold during the winter months.
4) Cost-effective and inexpensive – vinyl flooring is a very cost-effective option when it comes to hardwood. At the end of the low range, vinyl can cost as little as fifty cents per square foot and even when at its highest price range for premium vinyl, it does not exceed moderate cost levels or compare to other flooring materials such as stone. Majority of price discrepancies between vinyl products stems from the quality of the material and the designs on the surface.
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. After learning about the advantages to vinyl flooring and you are considering vinyl for your upcoming home renovations, come see us as Chestnut Flooring. As professionals in Toronto vinyl flooring, we can provide insights on how to get the home of your dreams.


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