Are you planning to give your kitchen and bathroom a different look? Then we have the right and easy solution for you, a vinyl flooring installation. This type of flooring is particularly well-adept for rooms that are prone to moisture and wetness. Vinyl floors are resistant to water and stain. They are also very versatile and durable considering their cost, which is slightly cheaper than laminate flooring. These characteristics are the reason why installing vinyl flooring is slowly gaining popularity among households in British Columbia.
There three types of vinyl flooring: vinyl tile flooring, vinyl sheet flooring, and vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl tiles are usually in a square shape and are available in 9”x9” or 12”x12” sizes. They are often seen in commercial spaces where there is high traffic and need clean flooring, but are also ideal for households of large families. Vinyl tiles can be “Inlay” or “Rotogravure”. Inlay vinyl tile has multiple vinyl layers of the same color. On the other hand Rotogravure vinyl tile on has a thin layer of vinyl on top with a protective coating.
Vinyl planks flooring is probably the most popular choice among the three types of vinyl flooring. You can see them almost anywhere; households, cafes, and offices. Planks are available in varying width measurement from 6” to 12” and length that can go as long as 46”. They are made of rigid cores that make them very sturdy and stable.
The last type is vinyl sheet flooring. It is available with either six feet or 12 feet-wide flexible sheets. Vinyl sheet flooring is the most water-resistant type of vinyl and is often mistaken for linoleum. It is also the cheapest among the three vinyl flooring, costing not more than $10 per square meter, but they are also the least durable. Although, you will have a lot of design choices with vinyl sheet flooring.
Vinyl flooring installation requires a smooth and even subfloor. Installers usually recommend installing well-sanded plywood on cement, wood, or stone subfloors to ensure there won’t be bumps or indentions. You can also install vinyl flooring over the existing vinyl flooring. However, most experts highly discourage that you do so over multiple old vinyl layers.
Installing vinyl flooring is done in different ways depending on the vinyl type. New vinyl sheets can be installed unglued, glued around the edges, or glued down completely. Whichever method you may choose, ensure to lay down vinyl sheets with excess measurement so that they will bend up to the walls. This will help protect the subfloor since vinyl sheets are totally impervious from the water.
There are various ways to install vinyl tile and plank flooring. First, you can glue them down. In which case, you will need to spread adhesive material to the subfloor before laying down the vinyl tiles. They can also be just floating over the subfloor, with tiles either loosely laid or are locked together. There also vinyl tiles and planks that are self-adhesive, which make installation very convenient, especially if you want to do the installation on your own.
Regardless of the vinyl flooring type that you plan to install in your home, you need to place an order for the materials way before the actual installation. The reason for this is acclimation. The vinyl materials need to be acclimated with your home temperature for at least 48 hours prior to installation.
Some manufacturers of vinyl flooring materials offer DIY kits for home installations. They have easy to follow a step-by-step process that will help you do a satisfactory installation on your own. However, if you want to ensure a smooth and faultless process, getting help from professional vinyl floor installers like BC Best Flooring is your best option.
We have extensive experience in helping homeowners from Vancouver, Burnaby and nearby towns in British Columbia. Through the help of our team of expert installers, you’ll be guaranteed of vinyl flooring installation that is done with utmost precision, care and professionalism. BC Best Flooring has been operating since 1999 and our successful projects are evidence of our hard work and dedication to our craft.
So, leave the vinyl flooring installation to us. Contact BC Best Flooring now or inquire online and find out how our services will give you the best-looking vinyl flooring for your home or property.