Ready to freshen up your home with a mini makeover? Contemporary, low maintenance floor coverings such as vinyl plank flooring could be exactly what you need! Vinyl planks achieve the luxurious look of authentic timber floorboards for a fraction of the price.
A fantastic option for households with young families, hardwearing vinyl floors offer resilience, durability, easy installation and excellent stain and water resistant properties.
What is vinyl flooring?
Enjoying a new lease on life, today’s family friendly vinyl flooring is made from layers of synthetic materials with a durable and resilient wear layer. This popular type of flooring is available in vinyl planks, vinyl sheets and vinyl tiles.
Simulating the look of timber floorboards, vinyl planks offer an easy DIY installation option making them a cost-effective, modern solution for families on a tight budget.
Some vinyl flooring types are 100% waterproof while others are highly water-resistant to splashes and spills, making them popular flooring types for installation in family homes.
Browse Carpet Court's range of vinyl plank flooring and other vinyl flooring solutions at your local store in VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT, WA, NT or SA.
What Is the Difference Between Vinyl Sheet And Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Commercial grade vinyl sheet flooring comes in large rolls and is laid in a similar way to carpet.
Simulating the look of real timber floorboards, popular vinyl planks are flexible strips which are laid individually, fixed directly onto the subfloor with adhesive.
Why Choose Vinyl Flooring?
While vinyl sheets and vinyl tiles were in vogue many years ago, new and improved versions are back in fashion as stylish, contemporary flooring options in a range of fabulous looks.
While vinyl sheets and vinyl tiles have their uses, vinyl plank flooring is quickly becoming the go-to product for use throughout the home due to its affordability and realistic timber-look finish.
Vinyl tiles, vinyl sheets and vinyl planks are:
- low maintenance
- allergy friendly
- family friendly
- easily installed
- highly resilient
- easily cleaned
- aesthetically pleasing
- modern flooring options
for residential and commercial premises.
What Different Colours And Grains Are Available In Vinyl Flooring?
Luxury vinyl planks replicate the look of natural timber flooring, so you will find woodgrain designs simulating Australian and European timbers such as Oak, Blackbutt and Spotted Gum, amongst many others.
In our 'Opulence' luxury sheet vinyl collection there is a range of timber looks and modern patterned designs.
Exclusive to Carpet Court, the Florence range of hard wearing vinyl plank flooring offer affordable luxury in realistic aesthetic finishes. Polyflor's Laneway Collection features timeless designs with sleek, sophisticated appeal, while the Karndean Looselay Collection brings you Burke & Wills, a selection of luxury vinyl planks representing the finest Australian hardwoods.
Both vinyl planks and vinyl sheets are available in a broad range of colour palettes and styles from pale greys to rich, dark shades along with natural earthy tones through to smoky-browns.
What are the pros and cons of vinyl flooring?
Today’s style trends are favouring vinyl planks as a popular flooring option offering the visual appeal of expensive timber or floating floors for a fraction of the cost.
The benefits of choosing hardwearing, family friendly vinyl flooring include:
- The photographic finishes on vinyl planks are realistic.
- The innovative, layered construction is highly durable.
- The look is stylish and modern.
- They are stain-resistant, water resistant or waterproof, and low maintenance.
- Vinyl sheets and vinyl planks are affordable for budget-conscious families.
- Vinyl is quieter underfoot than other hard flooring options.
- Vinyl planks have a softer, more tactile feel to the bare foot than laminate or engineered timber planks.
- Vinyl planks are easily laid in strips fixed directly to the subfloor with adhesives.
The cons include:
As vinyl flooring is fixed with adhesive to the subfloor, the subfloor preparation and smoothness is more important than with floating floors. Vinyl will mold more closely to the contours of the subfloor than floating floors which click and lock together.
Is Vinyl Flooring Good For Commercial And Retail Spaces?
Hard-wearing vinyl sheet floors, vinyl tiles and vinyl plank flooring are all good options for commercial and retail spaces. They are resilient, easy to clean and affordable for large floor areas.
Buying Tips for Vinyl Flooring
Consider the area in which you plan to install vinyl flooring and the look you wish to achieve when deciding which vinyl product will suit your needs.
Luxury vinyl floors offer an affordable alternative to luxurious authentic timber while vinyl tiles and vinyl sheets produce many different designs which may suit kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and commercial or retail environments.
Chat to the highly knowledgeable team at your local Carpet Court store for expert tips on vinyl flooring.
How Should I Choose The Best Vinyl Flooring For My Home?
When buying vinyl flooring you should consider the following:
- your home environment including the need for acoustic and thermal insulation
- your budget
- your lifestyle especially the amount and type of wear and tear your floors receive
- the state of your subfloors
- the finished look and feel you want 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 sheets like 'Opulence' can deliver.
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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 and a popular choice for open plan homes.
Highly durable luxury vinyl products are solid performers, so you can safely lay waterproof vinyl products in your kitchens and bathrooms. They are the ideal flooring products to provide a continuous, timber look throughout the home without busting the budget.
What are the available varieties of vinyl flooring at Carpet Court?
1. Vinyl plank flooring in stunning woodgrain designs replicates natural Australian hardwoods. Featuring strongly in our vinyl plank flooring collections are beautiful timber looks such as:
- Spotted Gum
- and many more.
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.
2. Vinyl sheet flooring is another option with vinyl tiles featuring in our range of commercial flooring products.
Do I need underlay for vinyl flooring?
Underlay may be required for some types of vinyl flooring.
Our high quality vinyl planks have a heavy duty backing providing stability as well as acoustic and thermal insulation. The vinyl planks adhere directly to the subfloor so underlay is not essential.
The team at your local Carpet Court store can advise whether underlay is needed for the style of vinyl flooring you choose. It is important to lay your vinyl flooring product in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation guidelines to ensure a professional, long-lasting result.
Is Vinyl Flooring A Good Option For My Home?
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.
Hardwearing vinyl tiles, vinyl planks and vinyl sheets offer a great range of designs and colours at far more budget-friendly prices than other flooring options.
Vinyl flooring is a durable and resilient flooring solution for commercial properties and for homes with busy families.
How durable is a vinyl floor?
Many vinyl flooring products offer a 25 year residential wear and tear warranty, which indicates how highly durable they are!
Vinyl tiles, vinyl sheets and vinyl planks are hardwearing, resilient floor coverings which provide many years of low maintenance, durable and hygienic flooring in 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, stone and slate in a variety of colours.
Vinyl tiles have a sturdy wear layer. They provide a stylish, durable floor covering in high-traffic commercial spaces. Along with stylish vinyl sheets, vinyl tiles feature in Carpet Court's commercial vinyl flooring collection.
Does Vinyl Flooring Stick To Existing Tiles?
Laying vinyl flooring directly onto ceramic tiles and other natural-material tiles is generally fine, provided the surface is perfectly flat, clean and clear of dust and debris. Our expert team at Carpet Court can assist with all your installation and underlay needs.
Is vinyl flooring waterproof?
Many types of vinyl flooring are waterproof so they are good choices for wet areas including bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and commercial spaces. Check the specifications of each vinyl product to see if it is classified water resistant or waterproof.