Here at Prianti's Flooring, we field a lot of questions from our customers about the various types of flooring material we have to offer. With the sudden surge in popularity of vinyl flooring, we've been getting more and more clients who are looking for answers about it. So, we decided to have our team throw together this quick list of frequently asked questions about vinyl flooring to help clear the air a bit.
What is the Difference Between Plank, Tile, and Sheet Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl plank has been designed to mimic the appearance of natural wood and takes the form of planks. Vinyl tile flooring, as you may have guessed, is designed to give the look of stone or ceramic tile. Sheet vinyl comes in rolls that are laid out over the floor.
Each of these styles has their own benefits. For instance, people who are looking for the look of wood or tile flooring, will want to opt for plank or tile respectively. Tile is also easy to replace in sections, in the event of damage, thanks to its ability to be removed one tile at a time. Sheet vinyl is useful for areas where seams or gaps in the flooring would allow water to seep through, making a great choice for bathrooms, basements, kitchens, or laundry rooms.
Can Vinyl Flooring Really Be Installed as a DIY Project?
Actually, that is one of the major draws to this material! Homeowners with even a modest level of DIY ability, can expect to be able to install vinyl flooring with little or no difficulty. That being said, if you have even the slightest doubt in your ability to install flooring, you might want to leave it to the pros to avoid a costly mistake.
Is it Waterproof?
In short, yes! A properly installed vinyl floor is waterproof. This means that it is the perfect way to get the look of wood in areas where it would be otherwise inadvisable to have wood flooring. It can be installed in any room where the expectation of humidity or moisture would be prohibitive of wood. Now you can have the elegant look of hardwood in your bathroom without the risk of damaging your floor!
Want to Learn More?
If you live in the Port St. Lucie area, and want to learn more about vinyl flooring, our doors are always open! Simply call, email, or stop by our Prianti's Flooring showroom in Port St. Lucie to chat with our friendly staff about all of the amazing vinyl styles we have on offer, and arrange for your free consultation and estimate.