Today’s vinyl flooring – resilient, durable, versatile and water resistant – has emerged as a major player in the domestic flooring industry due to technological advances and new, high-end finish options that didn’t exist a generation ago. In this post we’re going to look at some of the advantages of vinyl flooring in the hopes this information will help you determine if it’s right for your home.
The Many Advantages of Vinyl Flooring Toronto
Vinyl flooring in Toronto is more than just a common sense flooring solution for homes that see a lot of traffic in the main living areas (although it’s that too), it’s also an outstanding aesthetic choice with more finishes, textures and patterns than ever before. Here are 4 more benefits of vinyl flooring that may make it an ideal flooring solution for your home.
- Versatility – Vinyl flooring will score style points in the kitchen and functionality points in the laundry room, bathroom and mudroom. Its incredible versatility makes it an indispensable design tool whether you’re decorating a million dollar townhouse or that cabin in the woods. Vinyl’s chameleon-like versatility means it can mimic practically any type of high end surface from ceramic tile to hardwood to various types of natural stone work.
- Water resistance – Natural hardwood looks amazing but it’s also sponge-like soaking up moisture and warping and expanding as a result. Vinyl by contrast is completely non-porous meaning drips, drops and spills are easy to clean and won’t cause any damage to the surface. Vinyl flooring is also available with cork or even plastic backings that are completely waterproof and provide that extra layer of protection if you live in a particularly damp climate like that found along the shoreline.
- It’s Malleable – In many areas of the GTA settlement is a major issue for homeowners. Many older houses were built on land that was little more than sand and loose dirt and over the years these houses have settled unevenly. Hardwood floors can be destroyed by uneven settling and the same is true for natural stone. Vinyl though is flexible enough to ride out the waves of uneven foundation settlement.
- More comfortable to walk on – Vinyl is a naturally soft material that reduces shock to the joints which is a big plus for those with various maladies of the lower legs and feet. Unlike natural stone vinyl does not get freezing cold to the touch during the winter months either and, just as there are layers that will help make vinyl more moisture resistant there are also padded underlayers available that can make the experience of walking on vinyl a pleasant one for everyone in the house.
Vinyl flooring in Toronto has come a long way from its days as an inexpensive alternative to linoleum. Green Valley Flooring carries a wide array of vinyl flooring options for you to choose from so you can be sure there will be one that’s just right for your home. Stop by our Jane St showroom in Concord to learn more about beautiful, versatile and affordable vinyl flooring.