Advantages and Disadvantages of Vinyl Flooring

January 20, 2020


The popularity of vinyl plank flooring increases day by day, while the newly introduced vinyl sheet flooring is also growing in demand. This proves that vinyl flooring is by far the current leader in the market. Homeowners like it more and more as it is relatively easy to maintain, easy to clean, lasts a long time, and is offered at a reasonable price.  

To many homeowners, vinyl flooring isn’t just the best option but a type of flooring that completely suits the taste of every homeowner. Of course, as with everything there are pros and cons to vinyl flooring. Let’s look at these pros and cons in more detail. Once you learn a little bit more about vinyl flooring and get a better understanding of its pros and cons you’ll be able to make your own educated decision on whether vinyl flooring is right for you or not. 

Are you ready? Let’s dive in! 

Advantages Of Vinyl Flooring 

First of all, let’s look at the pros of installing vinyl flooring in your home. 

1. High affordability

One of the main benefits of vinyl flooring is how affordable it is for most homeowners. The major raw material of vinyl flooring is a byproduct of petroleum which is easily available. You can get a square foot of vinyl flooring for as low as $2. Great price, right? This is a great investment considering that your vinyl floor will last a very long time. 

2. The installation is cheap and easy 

If you are quite handy and enjoy a little construction work, with just a simple DIY installation video online, you should be able to install this vinyl flooring all by yourself. If this task becomes too stressful or complicated, you can hire professionals for an affordable fee to help you install it professionally. Good Life Construction specializes in installing many different types of flooring including vinyl flooring. So, if you need help with your installation and advice on the best materials to use, we will be more than happy to help. 

3. Water-resistant in nature 

Another great aspect of vinyl floorings is that it is water-resistant. It is a petroleum byproduct with an oily nature which makes it resistant to water of any kind. This is exactly what can make it a great choice for your bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, and other areas exposed to moisture that are prone to getting wet frequently. This will make it a safe choice that you can rely on, knowing that water will not cause any kind of damage or infestation. 

4. Resistant to stains & easy to maintain 

Do you have children and pets? Are you worried about possible stains on your floor? Vinyl flooring is one of the few types of flooring that requires very little maintenance and is very easy to clean. All you need is a sponge or a damp mop and soapy water to scrub off the dirt and any stains on its surface. After that, you can rinse the surface of the floor with clean water and wipe it dry or let it dry by itself. 

Disadvantages of Vinyl flooring 

While there are so many amazing advantages of the vinyl floors, there are a few disadvantages to consider as well. We want you to have a full picture to help you figure out the best type of flooring to suit your specific needs. 

1. The risk of dioxin and VOC’s contamination 

This is a very important con to take into consideration. If your vinyl floor gets damaged, there is a possibility of dioxin being released, which is a major risk factor to be considered before going ahead with vinyl flooring. Dioxin is known to cause cancer and this may make you think twice prior to going with the vinyl flooring. Also, it is known that vinyl flooring made from materials without FloorScore IAQ certification has a high tendency of emitting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the first years of use. 

2. Potential discoloration

Another negative side is the possibility of your vinyl floor losing its color. The manufacturers of vinyl flooring usually explain the risk factor associated with using mats with rubber back. When a mat with rubber back gets wet it usually reacts with the vinyl floor, causing permanent discoloration. This is something to consider if you prefer rubber mats. However, if you are leaning more towards installing vinyl flooring in your home, then use softer, high-quality mats that do not contain rubber in them.

Good Life Construction specializes in the installation of different types of floors: vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, and tile flooring, as well as carpet. We provide high-quality work to ensure that your flooring will last for many years to come. 

We understand that your home is your happy place. It is unique to you and your family. Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals can help you choose the right floor type for your unique home to help you create comfort and showcase your own personality. 

For the last 11 years, Good Life Construction has created hundreds of happy customers as you can see from our Yelp reviews. We truly enjoy what we do, and we love seeing our customers happy. 

Call us today (916) 833-1379 for an in-house consultation and estimate. You and your family deserve only the best!