Vinyl is the most popular form of resilient flooring because it’s low-maintenance, water-resistant, cost-effective, and long-lasting. It also has the perfect balance of firmness and “give,” meaning it springs a bit when you walk on it for a comfortable feel underfoot. And thanks to recent technological advances, today’s vinyl comes in a wide range of high-quality, beautiful finishes. Still, it has some disadvantages, too, so I’m offering you to take a look at both pros and cons to decide whether you need it or not.
Pros Of Vinyl Flooring
Probably the biggest advantage of vinyl sheet flooring is that it’s water resistant. It’s made with waterproof materials, such as PVC, which makes this flooring option perfect for water prone areas of the home like bathrooms, laundries, basements and others. Not all flooring options are as easy to clean as vinyl sheet flooring. You can clean it by sweeping off dirt and grit and by mopping it afterwards. Do just this and you’ll have clean floors—doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Printed vinyl tiles and sheets have a clear wear layer that acts as a surface barrier, protecting the floor from stains and spills. These materials are very easy to clean and maintain.