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About Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring provides homeowners with a cheap and versatile floor covering that can last for many years. Produced from a synthetic composition of ethylene and chlorine, vinyl has unique properties, which make it extremely useful for a variety of purposes. Since it was first invented in 1920, vinyl has been commonly used to manufacture everyday products, but the most common product made from this material is vinyl flooring. Suitable for every room of the house, vinyl flooring is widely available in a vast array of designs, including stone and wood effect. Benefits As a durable, synthetic plastic, vinyl has a wide range of benefits for the average homeowner. Vinyl is cheaper than other types of flooring, such as solid or laminate wood flooring and ceramic tiles. This is due to the fact that, unlike other flooring options, it is cheap to produce. Vinyl is particularly suitable for a kitchen or bathroom, due to its plastic composition, which makes it both durable and resistant to moisture and heat. Spillages and stains are easier to clean up from vinyl flooring than natural alternatives, as the vinyl is cut from a single sheet that can be fitted to any floor shape, leaving no gaps or cracks in the surface. Vinyl is also environmentally friendly and fully recyclable, being a plastic substance. Installation Many vinyl floor sheets feature adhesive backing to make installation quick and simple. This makes vinyl a convenient choice for homeowners who prefer to cut and fit the floor themselves, particularly those unskilled in this area.