Vinyl floors are a popular option among homeowners, particularly in kitchen and bathroom applications. A synthetic cousin of linoleum, vinyl flooring is water and stain resistant, versatile and hard wearing.
Vinyl flooring is durable and stands up well to heavy foot traffic. It is comfortable under foot and reduces noise, which can be important for people with kids or pets. It is also less expensive than many other flooring options and is easy to install and maintain. Vinyl flooring comes in a wide range of colours and patterns to match every decor, including a variety of lifelike wood and stone effects. However, they do not stand up well to heavy loads and can be damaged by sharp objects. Also, colours can fade with exposure to too much direct sunlight and floors can be damaged by extreme temperatures.
Vinyl flooring is very straightforward to cut and install, with the luxury ranges fitting together by tongue and groove and there are also some that just butt up against each other. Some also have built in underlay which dampens the noise under foot. This type of flooring can be preferred due to it being slightly warmer to touch than floor tiles.