Vinyl flooring is a well-known flooring option for areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry room. Vinyl is a product that is petroleum based and manufactured using materials like plastics or polyvinyl chloride. Vinyl flooring is offered in a wide range of designs and colors, usually replicating other kinds of flooring. Since it is water resistant, spills can be cleaning easily and less likely to suffer water damage. Furthermore, you can choose from different foam thicknesses so you will find your preferred caution effect.
Another primary selling point of vinyl flooring is that it requires minimal maintenance. Apart from that, several manufacturers develop vinyl flooring that comes with antimicrobial coatings or has been embedded with wear layers of silver, which is known to be an effective germ killer.
Vinyl squares and vinyl sheeting are available in different quality grades. Cheap vinyl flooring North Myrtle Beach is commonly a lot thinner compared to vinyl with a much higher quality. In case the lower quality vinyl is placed in areas with heavy traffic, then you will definitely have to replace it more often than usual, thus, increasing the overall cost down the road. Lower quality and thinner vinyl flooring would also show the imperfections on the surface of the subfloor. It could also wear out instantly on an uneven subfloor seams.
Tips for Installing Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl tiles have a self adhesive backing that will make its installation clean and fast. The adhesive is exposed once the paper sheet is peeled off the vinyl tiles. When that is done, the tile will then be installed next to the adjacent tile. During the installation, you have to be very careful to ensure that the seams or joints are tight. The subfloor should also be kept dry and clean to make sure that the tiles stick correctly.
Vinyl flooring, with all the advantages it offers, also have some challenges. It is more awkward to deal with the thick foam backing compared to a thinner sheet. Furthermore, irregularities in the room’s layout will make the installation a bit more difficult. The irregularity in shapes like around freestanding sinks and corner cabinets need to be cut carefully to prevent gaps. When the vinyl sheeting has been cut to its appropriate shape, then the next thing to do is add the adhesive. The adhesive will then be troweled onto the surface of the subfloor. During that phase, the adhesive should be applied uniformly to avoid creating bubbles or bumps. The vinyl will then be rolled out and then smoothed down on the surface, to avoid trapping air bubbles below the sheet. Adjusting is going to difficult to adjust or move once it’s been pressed on the adhesive. Given that it will be difficult and even impossible to repair, it might be a good idea to hire an expert flooring installation company.
If you are considering installing vinyl flooring at home, be sure to work only with NMB Flooring Pros. Call us now to more!
NMB Flooring Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582