Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl planks against vinyl tiles.
Following carpet, vinyl flooring is the second most popular flooring material. It is an excellent flooring choice for a new home or home repair project. As you research the type of vinyl flooring you want for your home, you will notice that there are two options: vinyl planks and vinyl tiles. Let’s have a look at the distinctions between vinyl planks and vinyl tiles. As a result, you will have all of the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about designing a beautiful home.
Similarities and Differences
For starters, vinyl planks and tiles offer many of the same advantages. Both types of vinyl flooring, whether installed with adhesive or as floating floors, are watertight. They are also equally resistant to heat, scratches, splits, and normal wear. Vinyl tiles and planks come pre-cut. Unlike vinyl sheeting, we install these by inserting the pieces in the appropriate areas. When compared to other types of flooring such as carpet, tiles, and hardwood floors, they are similarly easy to install. Finally, both offer a wonderful way to save money without sacrificing elegance.
The thickness and finish of the vinyl may be the same. In fact, vinyl tiles and vinyl flooring are practically identical but for one key difference: their shape.
Shape
Vinyl tiles are often squares or approximately square rectangles. Vinyl planks, on the other hand, are often rectangular in shape, with one side much longer than the other. Despite the seemingly modest distinction, this results in dramatically different applications for vinyl tiles versus planks. Designers frequently produce vinyl tiles that resemble ceramic tiles, stone, or slate, or that include abstract patterns. Vinyl planks, on the other hand, are designed to look like any hardwood floor, including maple, oak, hickory, teak, fir, pine, and any other option you choose for your home.
The shape difference may also cause minor practical differences between vinyl tiles and planks. Vinyl tiles are easier to transport than longboards, which might be difficult to fit into the back of a smaller vehicle. Furthermore, when installing vinyl planks on your floor, you must take some precautions. They are frequently arranged with a certain offset to give the appearance of genuine hardwood floors. Vinyl tiles are frequently installed in a grid pattern, thus no offsets need to be measured.
Space
The space in your home where they will be installed usually determines whether you will use vinyl tiles or vinyl planks. We almost never advocate installing vinyl planks in water-prone regions of your home. As previously stated, vinyl planks and tiles have the same level of waterproofing capability. However, the biggest distinction is in the traditional materials used in various areas of a dwelling.
Bathrooms, showers, and laundry rooms commonly have stone or ceramic tiles. This is because they provide superior waterproofing than hardwood floors. Although it is not a practical consideration when using vinyl floors, many people prefer to maintain a more traditional style when deciding which vinyl flooring to use in their home. Outdoor spaces, such as balconies or patios, which frequently lack hardwood floors, may also prefer vinyl tiles over vinyl planks.
Design
Vinyl flooring offers a unique design choice by allowing you to combine the appearance of stone, ceramic tiles, abstract patterns, and hardwood flooring in ways that would be impossible with traditional materials. For example, one might easily choose to install vinyl stone tiles around the perimeter of a room with vinyl hardwood planks without having to change the process or hire multiple contractors with various skills. When it comes to creating your home’s floors using vinyl tiles and planks, the options are unlimited.
Whether you decide on vinyl tiles or vinyl planks, King of Floors in Surrey will provide you with high-quality options and assist you in making the best decision so you can enjoy years of comfort with the right floors for your home.

Vinyl Flooring