Vinyl flooring is a cheap alternative to hardwood and tile flooring. Also, it’s easy for the do-it-yourself homeowner to install. By not having to hire a flooring expert, you can save money to put toward other home projects. Below are a few tips about why vinyl flooring may or may not be right for you.
Pros â€“ Inexpensive, durable, easy on the feet, quiet. It’s also water and stain resistant, and very low maintenance. It’s easy to install â€“ especially tiles. 12 foot wide sheets means seamless floors in small rooms. You can create patterns with the tiles.
Cons â€“ Prone to dents and tears. Moisture can get into seams leading to mildew and lifting. Glossy finishes are slippery when wet, and can dull easily unless waxed regularly. Vinyl flooring doesn’t really add anything to the resale value of your home.