All About Vinyl Flooring

When choosing what type of flooring you should have in your home, you have to consider your lifestyle and budget. If you have a busy lifestyle with young children and pets and have a small budget, then considering vinyl flooring is something that you should be doing. Vinyl flooring is a very durable choice of flooring which can last a very long time in your home. Having pets, young children or just being genuinely clumsy you may realise spending a fortune on flooring in your kitchen is not the best thing for you to do. Whether you are having regular spillages, muddy footprints, or sports equipment bouncing through your kitchen, vinyl flooring will be able to handle this.

There is such a variety of vinyl flooring available out there for to buy and use. You can choose between so many different colours, textures and patterns. There is definitely a vinyl flooring style out there which is right for you and your needs.  If you are slightly worried that vinyl flooring in your kitchen may look slightly cheap, then this is something that you need to forget. You can get great wooden effects vinyl flooring, or even marble vinyl flooring effects. All these different textures look very realistic except it is half the price and much easier to maintain.

The reason why vinyl flooring is so durable is because it is made up of several layers. The first layer is known as the wear layer, this consists of a protective layer to protect the decorative vinyl effect. This is the reason why vinyl flooring is so durable is because of this first initial layer. The second layer of vinyl flooring is then the decorative or patterned layer, followed by the inner core of a foam layer. The foam layer makes the vinyl flooring more thick, which makes it more comfortable under your feet. The final layer is the backing layer; this is just what is placed on the original flooring in your home to protect the inner core.

If you have the patience to learn, you will be able to install your vinyl flooring yourself. However this can be rather risky, as you can end up ruining the whole flooring. If you make a mistake on one part of the vinyl flooring fitting, then it is likely going to effect the whole flooring. If you are abit worried about fitting the flooring yourself you are able to hire someone in to come and fit the flooring professionally for you. To find someone who can do this for you, you should ask your flooring provider.

Kerry is a home interior designer and loves to use vinyl flooring from