What You Need to Know About Vinyl Flooring
The information you are about to read is not a sales pitch, it is not the advice of an interior designer, and it is not the opinion of some salesperson. This is the information that I have learned in my experience as a home owner and as a business owner who has worked with hundreds of homeowners.
What is Vinyl Flooring?
This post is about Vinyl Flooring, which I also call Resilient flooring. It’s called resilient because we can bend it without breaking or cracking.
The reason that I am writing this post is because I have seen so many homeowners fall for the lies of unscrupulous flooring salespeople. There are two major categories of people that are selling Vinyl Flooring to homeowners: Flooring Stores and Flooring Contractors.
The salespeople at Flooring Stores work on commission and they make more money if they sell you more expensive flooring.
The salespeople at Contractors work on commission too, but they also receive payment by the square foot so they want to sell you as much flooring as possible so that they can receive their big payday when the job finishes. And, yes, they are working against each other to get your business!
If you’re planning on buying vinyl flooring for your home, I will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
Should You Use Vinyl Flooring?
Is vinyl flooring bad? Should you avoid it at all costs? The answer is no. Vinyl flooring is not bad and it is certainly not something that you should avoid at all costs.
What vinyl flooring is, is a type of material that can cover a subfloor. The material itself can be very inexpensive, or it can be very expensive depending on the quality of the material and how you install it.
I personally think that a well-installed piece of high-quality vinyl flooring is just as good as any other type of hard surface flooring material like tile or wood.
But, like anything else, you get what you pay for and if you choose a low-quality vinyl product or hire an unqualified installer then your investment will be poor quality too.