The Reason to Buy Waterproof Rigid Core Vinyl Flooring22/12/2020
Waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring is the most popular form of resilient flooring (also including linoleum and cork) because of its low maintenance, water resistance, cost-effectiveness, and durability. It also has a perfect balance of firmness and giving, which means you feel a little comfortable walking on your feet. Due to recent technological advances, today's waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring has a wide range of high quality, beautiful finishes.
But waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring does have its disadvantages. So whether you're thinking about installing vinyl or wondering how to remove an existing vinyl floor, please read on. We've developed key vinyl flooring pros and cons - from installation and removal - so you can make the right decisions for your home.
Waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring is relatively easy to install
The development of the vinyl flooring industry makes products more DIY-friendly. Although vinyl used to have only large, bulky sheets, today's tiles, and boards are easier to install without sawing or hammering. Most luxury brands now offer "self-adhesive" Vinyl - just remove the backing and press it into place on a properly prepared subfloor.
The following is a general concept of how to install vinyl flooring:
Level and smooth the liner (the layer the vinyl will adhere to).
If you need to trim any boards to fit your space, use an art knife.
Remove the backing and start laying the boards to ensure tight joints between the boards for optimum results.
After laying each board, use the manual roller to strengthen adhesive bonding.
Affordable waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring
From $2 to $5 per square foot (including installation), luxury vinyl flooring is cheaper than wood flooring at $10 per square foot and carpet at $3 to $5.50 per square foot. The savings will continue to increase when you consider that vinyl cleaning and maintenance are cheaper than other types of flooring. If you really have a tight budget, please note that a vinyl sheet is the most economical option.
Waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring can be beautiful and unique
Today, you can get eye-catching, unusual patterns, and textures through vinyl flooring, and you may be surprised. Convincing wood finishes include antique and hand-scraped versions. You'll find a variety of stone and marble effects (slate and travertine are hot trends in 2019) and "groutable" vinyl tiles laid and grouted like their ceramic counterparts.
Waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring is very durable - properly maintained
Yes, vinyl is strong, but you have to keep it properly to maintain its good appearance. To prevent damage, use carpets or mats in areas with heavy traffic, and place coasters or protective felt tips at the bottom of furniture legs. When moving furniture, use sliders or plywood.
To clean waterproof rigid core vinyl flooring, avoid sanding, sanding, cleaning cloths, cleaners, waxes, solvents, and ammonia - all of which can blunt and damage surfaces. Instead, dry mops or vacuum cleaners remove surface dust and dirt (avoid "strike bar" vacuum attachments). Mix a cup of homemade white vinegar with a gallon of hot water and add a deep cleaner. If necessary, add a few drops of mineral oil. If using a commercial cleaner, make sure it is designed specifically for vinyl flooring.