The durability and versatility of vinyl makes it a great option for floors throughout your Walnut Creek home. However, certain characteristics of vinyl flooring—like its resistance to moisture and ability to replicate tile and hardwood—make it uniquely suited to rooms where not just any floor will do. Here are three top places to use vinyl flooring from our experts at Floor Coverings International Concord:
Vinyl makes great kitchen flooring for several reasons. First, it’s durable and moisture resistant. No need to panic if you spill a glass of water—as long as you wipe it up quickly, no permanent damage will be done to your floors. Second, it’s more springy and comfortable to stand on than tile or hardwood (which can be tough on the joints during a long cooking session). Dropped dishes are less likely to break on vinyl, too. Third, vinyl floors allow you to get just about any look (tile, stone, or hardwood) without concerns about moisture damage or sealing. These days, luxury vinyl planks and tiles do an excellent job of imitating hardwood and other materials, but at a lower price point.
You might assume that tile or stone is the best option for a bathroom, but vinyl is actually a great choice with its own benefits. Like tile, vinyl flooring is durable and safe for high-moisture environments. Sheet vinyl is a particularly good option since it doesn’t have seams. Another pro to vinyl is that it is not as cold as tile and stone. Though they have the same look, vinyl tiles will be much more comfortable to walk on. Vinyl tiles are as versatile as traditional tile design-wise; they can be oriented and arranged in any number of patterns to get the look you want.
You may not have considered apartment flooring before, but if you have a rental property, guest house, or mother-in-law suite, it’s a relevant subject. In small apartments, it’s often easier to choose one flooring that can be installed throughout the space rather than having different flooring in different rooms or areas. Vinyl makes a great option in such cases. It’s safe for kitchens and bathrooms and is durable enough to stand up to heavy activity. It’s also available in styles that mimic hardwood, so you can give your space a warm and classic feel throughout (without going over budget!).
While these areas are ideal for vinyl flooring projects, remember that vinyl can be used in virtually any room of your home. Curious to see our vinyl floor offerings? Call Floor Coverings International Concord today for a free in-home estimate in the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA area!