Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank is a great flooring option if you’re looking for stylish flooring that’s durable and that doesn’t come with a high price tag. When searching for vinyl plank flooring for your home, your options are endless – which is one of the reasons we LOVE this flooring type. Don’t let the versatility of this flooring type overwhelm you though – our experts are ready to guide you into making the best choice for your new flooring.
Is vinyl plank right for you?
Choosing vinyl plank for your home
Style doesn’t need to be expensive
Vinyl plank is one of the most affordable flooring options and might be a great option if you’re looking for a particular style, without the price tag. Whether you’re interested in wood flooring or stone or ceramic tile, there’s a budget-friendly solution in vinyl plank. Don’t sacrifice style if you can’t afford hardwood, tile, or ceramic – consider choosing vinyl plank instead!
Vinyl plank is a great choice for DIY-ers who are tackling their home improvement projects without going through an installer. In many cases, it can even be installed over your existing flooring.
Vinyl plank is waterproof, scratch resistant, and the perfect choice for busy households with children or pets. While a home flood might warp your wood floors or damage your carpet, vinyl plank can withstand moisture, and can often be found in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas with plumbing and moisture.
When should I replace my vinyl flooring?
Vinyl flooring has come a long way recently, so it may be time to replace your dated floors. Here are some things to look for, if you’re considering replacing your vinyl flooring:
My vinyl floor is warping
Because of how thin vinyl flooring is compared to wood, it tends to have a shorter lifespan overall. Heavy traffic and use over time may cause the floor to warp. Fortunately, vinyl flooring can be easily repaired and reset using simple floor adhesives and pressure.
The floor color is fading
Vinyl flooring that is exposed to direct sunlight and warmer temperatures may fade in comparison to areas away from sunlight. For that reason, vinyl flooring is not recommended for outdoor areas. Stick to using it indoors!
I’m concerned that my vinyl flooring is omitting VOCs
Certain brands of luxury vinyl flooring can omit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. Cunningham Flooring Direct prides itself on carrying vinyl flooring brands that meet flooring and emission standards.
Choosing the right type of vinyl flooring
Vinyl Plank Flooring (LVP)
Plank or vinyl plank flooring (LVP), often has a wood-look to it and is an extremely affordable compared to actual wood. With its texture and design, it will add warmth to any room in your home or office.
Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT)
Vinyl composite tile or VCT for short, has the appearance of stone tile or masonry flooring. This type of flooring is more resistant to scratches, dents, and other damage, and is frequently used for commercial flooring. VCT can be arranged into patterns and is easily installed and replaced compared to other types of tile.
Sheet Vinyl Flooring
For the budget-conscious, sheet vinyl flooring is a great option. It comes in a single roll of flooring and is meant to cover entire rooms like your living or dining room. Sheet vinyl flooring is installed very quickly and easily.
Tips for caring for your vinyl flooring
Clean with a Microfiber Mop
Keep your vinyl flooring clean and scratch-free by sweeping it with a microfiber mop every day. A microfiber mop is the perfect tool to remove grit, particles, and dirt that might scratch your flooring if they aren’t cleaned.
Use the Right Cleaner and Don’t Drench
Vinyl flooring needs a specific type of cleaner- not just soap and water. Cleaners that are made for no-wax floors are the way to go. Make sure when you are cleaning the floors to use warm water and the appropriate amount of cleaner. When cleaning, apply just enough cleaner and pressure to loosen the dirt- any excess cleaner and heavy pressure may remove the wax on top of the vinyl. When finished, rinse with cool water and try with a towel or dry mop.
Protect the Floor with Floor Protectors
To protect the wax and prevent tearing or denting the floor, use floor protectors or protective “feet” on heavy furniture. The heavy weight of couches, entertainment centers, tables, and refrigerators can tear or dent your vinyl flooring.
A few of our vinyl flooring brands…
These are just a few of the vinyl flooring brands available at Cunningham Flooring. With the largest flooring showroom in Northern Arizona, we’re sure to have the perfect floor for your home or office.