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Frequently Asked Questions about Vinyl Floors

01 May 2020

If you have never had vinyl floors in your home you probably have plenty of questions about their durability or quality.

For this blog, we have picked out a series of frequently asked questions about vinyl floors and got our team of experts from Value Carpets to answer them.

Does Vinyl Flooring Dent?

If you are looking for an affordable and stunning floor; vinyl flooring is a nice and effective solution.

Luxury vinyl flooring works in any room plus it is great for water prone areas in active households.

Vinyl floors can dent under pressure, especially when compared to wood floors because it is a less dense material. There are some precautionary measurements to take, such as not dropping anything too heavy plus using furniture coasters to prevent denting. You can also keep a floor mat in high traffic rooms.

In commercial settings, using vinyl floors with higher wear-layer will help to avoid any potential damage.

Also, make sure you hire a professional team, such as Value Carpets, to install your vinyl flooring. If you select the best vinyl floor, it will withstand the wear and tear that can happen over a space of time.

What is the Best Way to Measure for Vinyl Flooring?

Once you have decided how much vinyl flooring you will need, we would recommend adding 5-10% on top of the size of the room. This can be quite useful if your room is not completely square. If you do have a square room, you will be able to easily measure it by marking the widest and longest points. Multiply the width and length together and that will tell you how much flooring you will need.

Is Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?

The cushioned vinyl flooring comes with a waterproof top layer, however, the layers underneath are resistant to water. The only exception to this is click vinyl floors which are water-resistant across all layers. Vinyl floors also come with a slip resistance rating of R10 which is basically the industry standard. Just remember, this only applies if your floors are kept clean and dry.

What Floors Are Best for Bathrooms?

Bathrooms are a high-moisture area and some types of flooring will become damaged if they are installed in this type of environment. Technology has advanced with more floors than ever before now able to be installed in kitchens or bathrooms. Every type of vinyl, waterproof laminate range can be used in a bathroom.

Why is Vinyl Flooring so Durable?

The key to vinyl flooring’s durability is its dedicated wear layer. Every vinyl floor has a wear layer which is designed to withstand everyday wear and tear. This layer is measured in millimetres and is different between floors and the thicker it is, the more durable the floor will be.
Underneath the wear layer is a photographic layer which gives the floor its aesthetic appeal with plenty of different designs to choose from.
Finally, the base layer is part of the floor which you do not actually see, but it is just as important as the other layers that are used to stabilise the floor. Without it, the subfloor would come through the design, meaning the base acts as a barrier between the top layers and the subfloor. This also ensures the top later is strengthened.

Got any More Questions? Get in Touch

If there are any questions you still have about vinyl floors, please do not hesitate to contact us today and ask away!

Value Carpets have two showrooms in Birmingham and Cannock which also stock the widest range of high-quality laminate and real wood flooring.

Virage Park
Walsall Road
WS11 0NH
01543 897737