Vinyl Flooring: Suitable for Kitchens & Bathrooms
Invented in the 1930s, vinyl flooring was a breakthrough for many with its cost-effective yet durable qualities that made it an excellent option for those busy rooms in a household, such as kitchens and bathrooms. But what is it about a vinyl floor that makes it so ideal for these rooms? And what, if any, are the things we should avoid when it comes to looking after our vinyl flooring?
Why is it great for kitchens and bathrooms?
Vinyl flooring can endure common household activities that can sometimes cause other flooring types to experience premature wear and tear. Here are some of the reasons why it can be perfect for your bathroom or kitchen:
With vinyl tiles, the sealing between each tile will need to be completely sealed to prevent any liquid from seeping between and underneath. Whereas a vinyl sheet can provide one mass covering over the whole floor and attach to the base of the walls, to ensure it is water tight and provides total coverage.
Vinyl flooring for kitchens is ideal. As an environment where spillages can regularly occur, it can be easily wiped clean with a damp mop to avoid any lasting stains.
As one of the lower price flooring types, vinyl flooring can be an excellent, cost friendly choice for many, with the option to pay more for a designer vinyl floor that offers a higher quality material.
Since the initial 1930s, designs have been developed and vinyl flooring is now available in a whole host of colours and patterns to suit your tastes and complement your surrounding interior – whether it’s printed patterns or a more natural looking stone affect that takes your fancy.
With an extra layer of padding, vinyl can keep any noise to a minimum and is comfortable for your feet. It also doesn’t get cold in the winter months, so your feet can stay cosy and comfy.
As a tough and durable material, vinyl can last for a long time (anything up to 20 years), if installed properly and maintained regularly, with designer vinyl flooring lasting even longer!
High traffic areas
For those areas that are regularly used, such as bathrooms and kitchens, vinyl flooring can stand up extremely well to heavy foot traffic over short period of time. So if there is any dirt that gets brought into the home, it can be cleaned away easily, causing minimal hassle.
Is there anything I should avoid?
Never use bleach, or any strong detergents to clean the floor. Also, avoid using abrasive scouring pads as these can ruin the surface of the vinyl.
Although this may seem strange because mats are usually encouraged to be used as they can hold any spillages or dirt, when it comes to vinyl flooring, rubber should be avoided at all costs. A chemical reaction can occur between the rubber and the vinyl causing discolouration if left for a lengthy period of time.
Oil and dirt
If grease or dirt is left to build up over time, a yellow film will appear over the vinyl flooring. The only way to remove this is with excessive cleaning or completely stripping the floor.
So, your vinyl floor can easily meet the demands of a busy household, keeping your floor fully protected, and with regular maintenance and care it can last you a long time! If you’re looking for vinyl flooring for kitchens, vinyl flooring for bathrooms or a more luxurious designer vinyl flooring, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Brent Carpet Company today – your leading floor and carpet specialists.