A major aspect of planning your home renovations is the flooring, which can differ from room to room depending on its purpose, location and other factors.
The most popular type of flooring for homes in Vaughan is vinyl flooring. It is extremely resilient, durable, low-maintenance and cost-effective – making it an excellent flooring choice for virtually any room in the home. Unlike a generation before, vinyl flooring now has more depth and texture which makes it possible to achieve a hardwood, tile or stone aesthetic in a variety of colours without having to install such materials. Vinyl also provides a softness underfoot compared to other floorings, so it gives more comfort for standing, walking and doing activities in the home. Furthermore, vinyl is much warmer to the touch than ceramic tiles or stone.
When choosing Vaughan vinyl flooring for your home renovation, be sure to check out the different options available.
Vinyl is composed of four layers: a protective urethane layer, a protective clear vinyl layer, a printed design layer and a fiberglass or felt supporting backing. It is available in sheet, tile or plank forms. Sheet Vinyl: sheets of vinyl flooring are available in 6- or 12-feet wide rolls that allow for seamless installations. It is a fantastic option for rooms that experience moisture often and are sold in a range of colours and designs, including styles that resemble hardwood and ceramic tiles. Vinyl tiles: vinyl flooring in the form of tiles are very DIY-friendly because they are easy to install and can be placed in any orientation for design. There are three types of popular Vaughan vinyl flooring tiles: Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT), Solid Vinyl Tile (SVT) and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT). VCT is primarily composed of limestone and is very affordable. SVT and LVT have more vinyl in their composition which increases performance and provides a more realistic look.
Vinyl planks: this form of flooring is made to closely resemble hardwood.
Vinyl planks come in similar sizes to hardwood planks and also have realistic textures and beveled edges. There are some factors to consider when installing vinyl flooring in your home. 1) Cleaning and maintenance of floors: vinyl flooring requires very little maintenance to keep its great aesthetics. Regular sweeping, dusting or vacuuming with the occasionally wipe using a damp cloth is sufficient. It is important to avoid waxing or buffing the surface of this flooring though. 2) Which rooms to install vinyl in: although vinyl is traditionally reserved for use in hardworking rooms, such as kitchens, bathrooms, foyers and laundry rooms, many high-end designs of vinyl are making debuts into living spaces.
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3) Pet-friendliness: high-quality vinyl flooring is extremely pet-friendly and can withstand nail scratches/messes better than many other flooring materials. 4) Underlayment for installation: with the correct preparation steps taken, vinyl can be installed virtually over any clean, flat surface. For the best results though, we do recommend having a plywood underlayment. 5) Cost: the price of vinyl can rage between $1-5 per square foot, making it a very cost-effective and affordable option when it comes to home renovations. Vaughan vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for any room in the home, regardless of moisture, traffic and purpose. If you are interested in purchasing vinyl flooring for your home, please drop by Chestnut Flooring for more information.