Vinyl flooring (also known as linoleum) is one of the most versatile, resilient and affordable of flooring types. Material costs can be up to 70% less than other types of flooring materials. Vinyl is now available in more styles than ever, and is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, entryways and anywhere else you want to lay it.
Vinyl flooring is easy to clean, hygienic, hard wearing and resists water well. It is softer and warmer under floor than say a tiled floor. If you are going to use it in an area where splashes are frequent (such as a bathroom or kitchen), then you need to buy vinyl flooring with a R10 classification. This means that the top surface of the vinyl has had a slip-resistant layer added to it.
Thickness is another important consideration when selecting vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring can feel cold under foot if it is too thin. The thicker the vinyl you lay, the softer and warmer it will be. You will also benefit from better sound insulation. In high traffic areas you’ll want a thicker wear layer on the vinyl (the part of the vinyl that gives it durability).