Perhaps you read the phrase vinyl flooring and inwardly groaned? That is probably because you are thinking of old fashioned and/or outdated types of vinyl flooring. This would be the kind that was easily recognizable as a solid sheet of soft vinyl rolled out and cut to fit the space. While it was durable, it wasn’t always the most visually appealing option. Whether you disliked vinyl flooring for its texture, it colours or its general looks, you need to set aside that outdated opinion and give vinyl flooring a second, closer look.
After all, at Ottawa Diamond Flooring, we offer vinyl flooring that comes in the traditional sheet styles, but also as individual tiles and even as planks. Emulating costlier materials such as ceramic, stone and wood, they are also a fantastic choice for the homeowner who fears any damages from kids, pets or general conditions. Modern vinyl flooring is also incredibly durable while supplying you with a soft touch for bare feet.
Where to Use Vinyl Flooring
Because it is available in such a diversity of style, colours and textures, you will find that vinyl can appear in almost any room. For example, if you are updating the kitchen and know that traditional wood flooring is still out of your price range, the wood look vinyl flooring options are a fantastic choice. They are actually an improvement in some instances because of the waterproof capabilities of some varieties of wood style vinyl floors. They are much easier to maintain, too, and their softness makes them more appealing to stand on for many hours.
So, you can use it in the kitchen, but if wood floor’s looks appeal, the vinyl is suitable to any room in the house. The same goes for the stone look vinyl floors. This is actually a variety that can allow for some fun spaces as you can opt for different colours and create a very contemporary look in a foyer, kitchen or bath. Mix and match a variety of hues, and it will make for a convincing and appealing display.
If you are updating a basement or turning it into a family room, vinyl flooring is a dream option there, too. You can keep it casual with the wood-look options or go a bit upscale and use a marble or stone look. In fact, opting for a paler marble hue could bring a lot of light into the space, particularly if you pair it with pale walls.
There are also options for vinyl flooring with the looks of finished concrete, metallic hues and more. These can add a distinctly modern or “luxe” look to any space, along with their durability and low maintenance needs.
If you are considering a “redo” of a single space, an entire floor or even an entire property, don’t discount vinyl flooring as a viable option. It has come a long way since the 1970s and 1980s, and graces the pages of many home design magazines and sites, as well as many finer homes! If you want to know more about your options, just get in touch.