The thought of vinyl flooring once used to conjure up images of the garishly patterned, tacky lino in your grandparents’ kitchen. Fortunately, times have changed and vinyl flooring is no exception. These days, vinyl is one of the most versatile, cost-effective flooring types available, offering a whole host of possibilities for stylish, long-lasting flooring that can hold up to the demands of some of the busiest indoor environments. To find out the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about vinyl flooring, read on. For high-quality vinyl flooring in Bristol, contact Prestige Flooring today on 01454 851 492 or by completing our contact form.
Is Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
With vinyl flooring, you need not worry about spillages. At Prestige Flooring, we supply and install vinyl that is completely waterproof, meaning spills can simply be wiped away. Vinyl flooring is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, or other areas where spillages or splashes can occur. Waterproof vinyl flooring is therefore extremely easy to maintain, helping it last longer.
Is Vinyl Flooring Eco-Friendly?
Our vinyl flooring has the added benefit of being 100% recyclable. We work with some of the best vinyl flooring manufacturers in the UK and Europe, who are committed to sustainability. Our Ultragrip vinyl flooring has also received high ratings for its effect on indoor air quality. For vinyl flooring that is eco-friendly, choose Prestige Flooring.
Is Vinyl Flooring Hard Wearing?
Not only is vinyl flooring waterproof and comfortable underfoot, but it is also durable. Vinyl’s durability is one of the reasons it is often the preferred flooring choice for commercial environments as it is able to withstand heavy machinery and furniture. It is extremely practical for areas of high traffic either in the home or workplace. Our vinyl flooring comes with warranties of up to 20 years.
Is Vinyl Flooring Non-Slip?
Vinyl is the top flooring choice for busy environments, largely due to its slip-resistance. For commercial spaces where health and safety is paramount, vinyl flooring can be customised to create coloured safety zones and walkways. In residential properties, it is ideal for areas such as the bathroom to help reduce the risk of slips and falls.
Can Vinyl Flooring Look Good?
As we mentioned before, vinyl flooring is no longer limited to unattractive patterns as it was before. With vinyl flooring these days, the sky’s the limit. Whether you opt for chic geometric or quirky patterns, or natural styles that look and feel realistic, the choices are endless. For example, if you love the look of stone or marble flooring but not the coldness, difficulty of installation and lack of sound absorption, choose luxury vinyl flooring that looks like stone or marble and feels like it too. Our vinyl flooring manufacturers use state of the art embossing technology when producing their vinyl to perfectly mimic the real thing. We work with some of the top designers and manufacturers such as Amtico Flooring and Karndean Flooring.
What Is Vinyl Flooring Good For?
As we have already established that vinyl flooring is waterproof, durable and looks great, it would be suitable for any room of the house or commercial space. However, it is particularly popular for bathroom flooring, kitchen flooring and hallways as it is not easily stained or damaged.
Can I Use Vinyl Flooring With Underfloor Heating?
Vinyl flooring is great for use with underfloor heating. As vinyl can warm and cool relatively quickly, along with being a hard wearing flooring material, underfloor heating can work well in combination with luxury vinyl flooring.
Vinyl Flooring or Laminate?
Vinyl and laminate flooring are both cost-effective options for flooring, offering style combined with value for money. If you are looking for flooring that looks like wood flooring, without the price tag, laminate and vinyl are both great choices. While vinyl comes in a range of different styles, patterns and textures, laminate is only available in wood styles. Laminate can more effectively mimic wood flooring as it is harder and makes a similar noise when people walk across it. Laminate is available as planks, adding to the realistic wood flooring effect. Both can be waterproof and scratch resistant, although vinyl flooring is more waterproof than laminate and offers non-slip properties. Ultimately, both vinyl and laminate flooring are great choices and which one is best will depend entirely on what you want from your floor.
Vinyl is a fantastic material for use in both residential and commercial settings. It is flexible, hard wearing, eco-friendly and comes in a wide range of styles and finishes; so no matter your style, you’re bound to find some luxury vinyl flooring to suit your space. For premium quality vinyl flooring in Bristol, with expert, fast installation, contact Prestige Flooring today on 01454 851 492 or visit our showroom.
Laurence has written for numerous residential and commercial design publications over the years, continually following the latest trends and chasing down the next big thing.