Learn about vinyl flooring Fort Worth, TX
Is that real wood? Nope, that’s vinyl! Vinyl flooring Fort Worth, TX is a phenomenal flooring choice for a homeowner with a relatively low budget and a desire for a satisfying appearance. Here are some specific perks of vinyl flooring:
Technology advances have made vinyl flooring more convincing than ever. It can now be designed to imitate hardwood, tile and stone. Like laminate, the vinyl design is developed from a high-resolution image. Specifically, an image of real wood is taken and then used as one of the middle layers of vinyl flooring. This built-in image is what gives vinyl its realistic look. The same process is carried out with stone flooring and tile. Thus, you are no longer confined to only a handful of options. Now, you have hundreds of vinyl designs to choose from.
Obviously, an imitator, vinyl, is not as appealing as the real thing, hardwood. To say you’d prefer vinyl over hardwood is like saying you’d prefer a fake diamond necklace over a real one. But, why do you wear a fake diamond necklace? Because it’s more affordable. The same applies to vinyl flooring.
Vinyl flooring can cost less than a dollar per square foot in some instances. The most you’ll see vinyl planks cost per square foot is roughly $5. Hardwood, on the other hand, will cost at least double of what vinyl costs. Plus, hardwood flooring installation is vastly more expensive than the installation of vinyl floors Fort Worth, TX.
Speaking of installation, vinyl is among the simplest types of flooring to install. In fact, vinyl can often be installed as a do-it-yourself project. If you have a sub-floor then vinyl can simply be placed over it. You can glue the vinyl planks together to secure them. No finishing or refinishing required, no dust storm within your home, and no labor costs (if you opt to install vinyl flooring on your own).
The classic water and soap combination is all you need to keep your vinyl floors clean. Unlike hardwood floors, vinyl is moisture-resistant. It can take on water; therefore, it can be used in rooms of the house that hardwood cannot. For example, a kitchen, bathroom, and/or laundry room. Mop your vinyl floors once a week and clean up spills when they occur and you will be good to go with continued well-conditioned flooring.
Vinyl flooring has six layers:
- Top coat — purely protective
- Wear layer — protects the pattern layer
- Pattern layer — design is incorporated
- Cushion layer — thick, makes vinyl softer to the touch)
- Fiberglass — keeps the sheet flat
- Base layer — ultimate layer of support
The contribution of these combined layers makes vinyl a steady, durable flooring material. With it being moisture-resistant and scratch-resistant, vinyl flooring is practically indestructible. Ultimately, your vinyl floors should last you 15-20 years!
Cowboy Remodeling is your top source for vinyl flooring Fort Worth, TX, along with many other types of flooring. Visit our website or give us a call at (469) 518-7573 to get your flooring fix! Also, please visit our blog for additional helpful information pertaining to flooring and overall home remodeling.