When you think of Vinyl flooring you probably get flashbacks to the sheeted, patterned Lino or linoleum of the fifties and sixties that your grandmother had on the kitchen floor.
While these types of floorings may have gone out of fashion for quite some time they are now making a comeback in Australian homes.
Vinyl flooring is perfectly suited to the Aussie lifestyle – it is easy to clean, water resistant and durable. Made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) another plus for this synthetic option is that it is also quiet underfoot.
The reimagined flooring now comes in a vast array of colours and patterns as well as a variety of styles, including vinyl planks, sheets, and tiles.
And while hardwood in homes is on trend right now the vinyl products on the market offer a great alternative at a fraction of the cost. The best thing is they still give the look and feel of wood or stone.
Its water resistance properties – make vinyl the ideal choice for the laundry, kitchen, dining room or bathroom.
It’s also a little softer under foot, so a much nicer feel if you tend to feel the aches and pains of standing on a hard floor.
It is an ideal flooring for coastal areas as it won’t scratch from sand being walked through after a trip to the beach like a timber floor would.
But vinyl does have its downsides that the consumer needs to be aware of. It can dent from heavy objects and is not recommended for areas where there is too much direct sunlight as it can fade.
The good news is that if you are a DIY person – vinyl is easy to install. And with so many different types on the market make sure you do your research into the pros and cons before deciding on the best option for your home or workplace.