Vinyl flooring work well in kitchen areas since they are resistant to the common rigors of this part of your home. Durability will depend on the material’s quality. However, vinyl is made to be water, and stain resistant and is also known for its easy maintenance. This functionality can be combined with the advanced textural and print techniques that allow you to get the look of different flooring options.
Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring
Waterproof – vinyl is designed to be water resistant and impervious to moisture penetration. With vinyl flooring, the seams are going to be the weak points and that is why they have to be sealed properly to prevent water from penetrating. However, over time, this seal is going to wear down and that is why you have to reapply it periodically. A vinyl flooring gives you a single consistent covering over the whole surface of the floor, with the seams at the edge welded to the wall’s base.
Price Points – North Myrtle Beach vinyl flooring is among the most affordable flooring options in the market today. Thanks to the printing techniques used to create them, some vinyl flooring designs mimic expensive flooring materials.
Cleaning – Maintenance is very important in the kitchen since splashes and spills of different kinds of food are expected to happen regularly. Vinyl floorings are stain proof and can easily be maintained. Even so, you still have to create a regular cleaning routine for your vinyl flooring.
Comfort – standing on hard surfaces can be painful and fatiguing to your legs and feet. With a vinyl floor, you can have a sheet of padding installed underneath the surface covering to soften the impact of footfalls. How thick the padding is will determine the softness of the floor. Just keep in mind that thicker materials are often more expensive so be sure to ask your contractor from NMB Roofing Pros for suggestions.
Dropped Objects – Cooking is just like a juggling act in a circus and every time you drop something, your floor will be ready to catch it. Since vinyl floors have paddings underneath, anything that is dropped to the floor will hit a relatively soft area which means lessens potentially dangerous falls and shattered housewares.
Design – as mentioned earlier, vinyl can replicate the appearance of other materials like natural stone, hardwood, tile, to name a few, thanks to modern manufacturing processes. You can even use real grout in between the vinyl tiles if you want to make it look like a real installation.
If you are interested in getting vinyl floors for your kitchen, you need to know that even if it looks really good, vinyl floors still tend to appear artificial. It can replicate the patterns and texture but how your foot feels when it presses into the floor will give hints about the true nature of the material.
Call NMB Flooring Pros if you are thinking of installing vinyl floors in your kitchen.
NMB Flooring Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582