Vinyl Plank Flooring
Achieve the look of real timber with flooring set for low maintenance living, vinyl flooring is hardwearing, hygienic and easy to clean.
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What is vinyl flooring?
Enjoying a new lease on life, today’s luxury vinyl flooring is made from 100 percent synthetic material which is water and stain resistant. The range of vinyl flooring products are a popular choice for use in kitchens and bathrooms due to being impervious to water and highly durable.
While flexible vinyl sheeting and vinyl tiles were in vogue for many years and are also contemporary options in a range of fabulous natural 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.
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 trending timber floating floors for a fraction of the cost. The 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 extremely affordable to the budget-conscious family.
Luxury vinyl sheets also offer a seamless stone-effect design as an alternative to the timber-look finish as well as the look of a tiled floor. This versatile flooring product has wide appeal for being easy to install and its ability to deliver a range of designer looks while also being super budget-friendly.
While the pros far outweigh the cons, vinyl flooring isn’t the most environmentally-friendly flooring option on the market. Constructed from 100 percent synthetic materials, vinyl is not a biodegradable product. In addition, some vinyls may not have a surface layer tough enough to withstand very heavy or sharp objects.
How should I choose the vinyl flooring for my home?
The best people to consult about the range of vinyl flooring options for your home are the helpful and experienced experts at your nearest Carpet Court store. These owner-operators have in-depth knowledge about all the different flooring products on the market today, and are able to ask all the right questions about your home environment, sub-floor structure and family lifestyle in order to determine which vinyl flooring – or alternative – is the ideal product for your home.
To find your closest Carpet Court store click here then pop down and chat with the team. See and touch a great display of all the vinyl flooring options to determine which vinyl flooring is best for your home.
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 any fixed or floating flooring product 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 timber or stone flooring look throughout the entire home without busting the budget.
What are the available varieties of vinyl flooring at Carpet Court?
Carpet Court’s vinyl flooring collections include vinyl plank products and the vinyl sheet collection with both stone and woodgrain designs.
Woodgrain designs in vinyl planks replicating natural Australian hardwoods such as Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Oak, Ash and Manuka feature strongly in Carpet Court’s range, while the variety of colours include both warm and cool tones in rich earthy textures incorporating pale greys to lustrous and vibrant rich, dark chocolatey 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, easily cleaned and stylish flooring option.
Check out the luxurious Vinyl Sheet collection, ideal for residential and commercial premises. In this range you will see beautiful design and affordability for the ultimate in tough luxury flooring. The Vinyl Sheet collection encompasses woodgrain plank effects, replicated floor tile designs in selected patterns and a continuous stone look in a choice of natural colours.
Do I need underlay for vinyl flooring?
Vinyl planks are a floating floor which clicks together and ‘floats’ above the subfloor, so underlay is not essential for vinyl plank flooring. However, the finish on vinyl sheet flooring is dependant on a completely smooth subfloor, so underlay may be required. Your local Carpet Court store will advise you whether underlay is needed for the luxury vinyl floor 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 sheets 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 offers a great range of designs and colours at a far more budget-friendly price than other flooring options. It is the perfect flooring solution for busy families, being so stain resistant, highly durable, easy to clean.
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 sheet flooring is not as hard as some floating floors, but is still a resilient floor covering which will provide many years of hardwearing, easy to clean, hygienic flooring for your family home.