Flexible, durable and water-resistant quick-step vinyl plank flooring has become increasingly popular for both residential and commercial use. When deciding whether vinyl flooring is the choice for you, you need to consider both the pros and cons.
Advantages of quick-step Vinyl plank Flooring
The biggest advantage of quick-step vinyl flooring is that it is 100% water resistant, which makes it a perfect choice for wet areas, such as laundries, kitchens and bathrooms.
Easy to maintain and install
Everyone knows that vinyl flooring is easy to care for. All you need to do is regular sweeping and mopping. You don’t need to worry too much about moisture or temperature. And that is one of the biggest reasons why so many households and businesses are choosing vinyl flooring.
Vinyl feels soft and warm beneath your feet compared to wood or ceramic tile floors, and it reduces noises and performs better acoustically compared to laminate.
Durable and stable
Vinyl flooring is very durable with commercial grade wear layers that stand up well to heavy traffic. And with rigid core construction, vinyl floorings are made more stable and sturdier.
Vinyl can cost as little as AUD$25 per square metre. As to very high-end premium vinyl, it can cost as much as AUD$55 per square metre, and this is still less expensive than other premium flooring choices.
Disadvantages of Vinyl Flooring
A perfectly smooth and flat subfloor is required for vinyl flooring as vinyl is relatively thin and soft and even small bumps can cause visible lumps and wear down the material. This is because vinyl is a softer material compared with other flooring options.
Can be punctured or dent
Vinyl flooring can be punctured with very sharp objects or dent with heavy objects. And it would be very hard to repair once damaged.
Difficult to remove if glued down
It is very difficult to replace vinyl floors with another flooring material at a later time if it is glued down.
Not environmentally friendly
Vinyl as a material is not biodegradable or recyclable. For environmentally conscious consumers, vinyl flooring is less sustainable as an option in the long term.
Still don’t know which vinyl product to choose? Here are some of our most popular vinyl products for you to get started.
Quick-Step Balance Click Canyon Oak Light Brown With Saw Cuts
Titan Rigid Spring Valley Oak
Our in-store advisors are on hand Monday through to Saturday to help you decide on the perfect vinyl flooring solution for your home. Visit our Rockdale vinyl-flooring store today.