Achieve the look of real timber flooring with cost-effective luxury vinyl flooring designed for low maintenance living. Luxury vinyl planks and vinyl flooring are hard-wearing, easy to clean and able to withstand the rough and tumble of family living in high traffic areas of the home.
Low maintenance floor coverings such as vinyl flooring and laminate are fantastic options for households with young families due to their resilience, stain-resistant and water-resistant properties.
What is vinyl flooring?
Enjoying a new lease on life, today’s luxury vinyl flooring is made from synthetic materials with a tough wear layer and is available in vinyl plank, vinyl sheet and vinyl tile flooring types. Vinyl planks are an easy DIY option making them a cost-effective, modern solution for families on a tight budget. Vinyl plank flooring is proving to be a popular DIY flooring option as installation is even quicker and easier than other forms such as laying vinyl tiles.
Durable and resilient vinyl plank flooring isn't 100% waterproof, but it is water-resistant to splashes and spills and also highly stain resistant, making it a popular flooring type throughout the family home.
While flexible vinyl sheeting and vinyl tiles were in vogue many years ago, they are back in fashion as stylish, contemporary options in a range of fabulous looks. Vinyl plank flooring is quickly becoming the go-to product for use throughout the home due to its affordability and realistic timber-look finish.
Why Choose Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl tiles and vinyl sheet flooring adorned the floors of our grandparents' and maybe even our parents' homes many years ago. Recent innovative manufacturing processes have produced vinyl planks which simulate the look of real timber, using advanced technical imaging to create modern designs.
Vinyl tiles, vinyl sheets and vinyl planks are affordable, highly resilient, easily cleaned and aesthetically pleasing modern flooring options for residential and commercial premises.
What are the pros and cons of vinyl flooring?
Today’s interior style trends mean that vinyl planks are a popular flooring option offering the visual appeal of more expensive floating floors for a fraction of the cost. The diverse photographic finishes on vinyl planks are realistic and the construction is highly durable. The result is a stylish, stain-resistant and easily cleaned floor which is affordable to the budget-conscious family.
All flooring types have pros and cons but the cons are non-existent if you choose the right types of flooring for your environment and lifestyle. Speak with the experts at your locally owned and operated Carpet Court store to see whether vinyl flooring, laminate or timber flooring is the right option for you.
Buying Tips for Vinyl Flooring
Consider the area of the home in which you plan to install vinyl flooring and the look you wish to achieve when deciding which form of vinyl flooring will suit your needs.
Vinyl plank flooring offers an affordable alternative to authentic timber while vinyl tiles and vinyl sheets produce many different designs which may suit kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and commercial environments.
Chat to the highly knowledgeable team at your local Carpet Court store for expert tips on vinyl flooring.
How should I choose the vinyl flooring for my home?
Consider your home environment, your budget and your lifestyle as well as the look you'd like to achieve. If an authentic timber-look is highly appealing to you but not to your budget, luxury vinyl planks are a great option. If you prefer the visual appeal of natural stone or modern abstract or geometric patterns, vinyl tiles can deliver. And if you like a quiet floor acoustic vinyl tiles will do the job.
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Which rooms of the house would vinyl flooring suit best?
Vinyl is a great flooring option for any room in the house. Its water-resistant properties mean it will stand up to quite a lot of moisture, although like many flooring products you wouldn’t want to drench it.
Highly durable luxury vinyl products are solid performers, so you can safely lay vinyl in your kitchens and bathrooms. They are the ideal flooring products to provide a continuous, seamless stone or timber look throughout the home without busting the budget.
What are the available varieties of vinyl flooring at Carpet Court?
Carpet Court offer vinyl plank flooring in stunning woodgrain designs replicating natural Australian hardwoods. Featuring strongly in our vinyl plank flooring collections are beautiful and popular timber looks such as Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Oak, Ash, Manuka and many more, displaying warm and cool natural timber tones.
Whatever your home interior style, there is a range of vinyl floor products to enhance your décor and provide your family with a durable, low maintenance, stylish flooring option with modern appeal.
Does Carpet Court offer a range of Vinyl Tiles?
Currently vinyl tiles don't feature in Carpet Court's beautiful vinyl flooring collection. Our fabulous range of vinyl plank flooring is in high demand due to its visual similarities to authentic timber flooring, affordability, ease of cleaning and maintenance, and high levels of durability and resilience. Call in and chat to us today about the benefits of vinyl flooring, including the differences between vinyl tiles and vinyl planks.
Do I need underlay for vinyl flooring?
Vinyl planks click together and float above the subfloor, so underlay is not essential for vinyl plank flooring. However, vinyl sheet flooring requires a completely smooth subfloor, so underlay may be required. Your local Carpet Court store will advise you whether underlay is needed for the style of vinyl flooring you choose. It is important to lay your vinyl flooring product in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s installation guidelines.
Is vinyl flooring a good option?
Vinyl plank flooring and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are great options if your goal is to achieve the same luxurious, contemporary look as provided by timber or stone, but with greater warmth and comfort. Vinyl tiles, vinyl planks and vinyl sheets offers a great range of designs and colours at a far more budget-friendly price than other flooring options. Vinyl flooring is the perfect flooring solution for commercial properties and for homes with busy families, being stain resistant, durable and low maintenance.
How durable is a vinyl floor?
Many vinyl plank floors come with a 25 year residential wear and tear warranty, which indicates how highly durable they are! Vinyl tiles and vinyl planks are resilient floor coverings which provide many years of low maintenance, durable and hygienic flooring for your residential and commercial properties.
What is a vinyl floor tile?
Vinyl floor tiles are a type of synthetic flooring that achieves a range of natural looks, including timber, granite, slate and laminate, and a variety of colours, without the high maintenance of most natural flooring products.
Luxury vinyl flooring offers a sturdy wear layer and is available in vinyl plank, sheet vinyl and vinyl tile flooring types. Vinyl planks and luxury vinyl planks provide a stylish, durable floor covering in affordable flooring solutions for all families and busy or high-traffic commercial spaces. Vinyl plank flooring is also proving to be a popular DIY flooring option as installation is even quicker and easier than other forms such as laying vinyl tiles.
Timber-look vinyl tiles in the home offer the ideal flooring solution for the Australian lifestyle. You can also choose from the range of vinyl plank flooring options to suit every high-traffic commercial space with lasting quality.
Vinyl also features a long floor life, between 20 and 25 years, with many vinyl planks, vinyl sheet, luxury vinyl planks and vinyl flooring options are offered with product warranties to match at Carpet Court.
Easy to install, with loose lay options, and offered in a selection of styles, colours and finishes, Carpet Court offers a range of vinyl flooring that is designed to perfectly suit your flooring style, home and budget.
Does vinyl stick to tiles?
Installing vinyl directly onto ceramic tiles and other natural-material tiles is generally fine, provided the tiling is perfectly flat. Our expert team at Carpet Court can assist with all your installation and underlay needs. We offer a free measure and quote on all of our flooring products.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of vinyl flooring?
The advantages of vinyl flooring far outweigh the disadvantages. For starters, vinyl flooring is one of the most cost-effective types of flooring you can choose for your home or office environment. Even in heavy-traffic areas, there is little wear and tear with vinyl floor tiles, so the cost of maintaining vinyl flooring is negligible. Vinyl flooring also comes with generous warranty (up to 25 years for some product ranges) and low installation costs when you choose your vinyl floor tiles from our Australia-wide Carpet Court stores. Vinyl flooring is also extremely low maintenance, highly durable and easy to keep clean. Able to withstand humidity, vinyl flooring is also warm to the touch, making it a comfortable and practical flooring choice. The disadvantage of vinyl flooring is that it does not provide the natural look and warmth of timber and other natural flooring materials, but nor does it require costly maintenance and initial material and, in some cases, installation outlays.
Achieve the spotted gum or blackbutt timber flooring look without the high-cost outlay or high maintenance. Your busy family will love the soft underfoot feel of vinyl flooring solutions at Carpet Court.
Is vinyl flooring waterproof?
Vinyl flooring is waterproof so it is an ideal type of flooring for wet areas that receive high traffic, including bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and commercial spaces.