Here at Floor Décor Carpet One Floor & Home in Rockville Centre, New York, we understand that as a homeowner, finding the right floor for your home can be stressful. There are lots of factors to consider – style, durability, maintenance, cost, and comfort. Which can make it all feel quite overwhelming considering the endless number of options on the market today. One of our favorite options that cover all the bases is vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring is one of the most popular flooring options on the market and for good reason! Continue reading to learn more about vinyl flooring and see if it’s right for you.
Vinyl flooring is a manufactured flooring option made of synthetic material designed to mimic the natural appearance of wood and stone tile. Its ability to replicate the look and feel of these natural materials makes vinyl floors incredibly popular. Not to mention their construction makes them exceptionally durable, low maintenance, and water resistant. This makes them a smart choice for families and homes with pets. Because they are synthetic, vinyl floors are more affordable than traditional wood and tile.
When it comes to vinyl flooring there are two main options on the market – vinyl planks and tiles.
Vinyl planks also referred to as luxury vinyl planks (LVP), are an incredible wood-look flooring option. Traditional hardwood is prone to scratches and damage and requires routine maintenance to keep it looking and performing its best. Vinyl planks on the other hand are extremely durable and scratch resistant. They don’t need to be refinished and require minimal maintenance. Vinyl planks are also water resistant so they can handle spills and splashes better than wood flooring and can even be installed in moisture-prone rooms like the bathroom!
Vinyl tiles, or luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), are an affordable alternative to tile flooring. Both vinyl tile and traditional tile are durable, traditional tile is prone to cracks and chips whereas vinyl tile is crack and chip resistant. Tile can be loud and quite uncomfortable underfoot. Vinyl tile on the other hand absorbs sound and is cushioned making it more comfortable underfoot. Vinyl tile is water resistant just like normal tile so you can still install it in all the same rooms you want!
While all luxury vinyl flooring has some level of moisture resistance, we also offer 100% waterproof vinyl options. Thanks to its synthetic construction and water-resistant core, vinyl flooring can be enjoyed in practically every room in the house. With waterproof vinyl flooring, you can now enjoy the look of wood in rooms like bathrooms and kitchens, where there is a constant presence of moisture worry free!
Yes! Vinyl floors are incredibly easy to install. Most are installed using the click-lock method or glue-down method. The click-lock method involves simply clicking and locking the planks or tiles into place and leaves you with beautiful floors faster than any other installation method! Vinyl is easier to install than hardwood and tile because it doesn’t require acclimation or grouting respectively.
Looking to shop for vinyl flooring in Rockville Centre, NY? Floor Décor Carpet One Floor & Home has you covered. As a member of the Carpet One cooperative, we have access to the kind of flooring selection you would only find at a large national company, while still being able to offer the quality service of a locally owned and operated business.
In addition to our incredible selection of vinyl planks and tiles, we offer incredible services like installation and free estimates to help make your project planning easier! Come visit us in-store or start shopping our selection of vinyl flooring online today.