Kitchen remodeling with vinyl laminate flooring is a popular option. It is because vinyl laminate flooring is water and stain-resistant. It is also versatile and has reasonable price for its durability. There are two types of vinyl kitchen flooring. They are sheet flooring and tile flooring. Vinyl flooring sheets material is laid down in sheets 6 or 12 feet wide. Meanwhile, vinyl flooring tile uses tiles of 9″x9″ or 12″x12″. Sheet flooring is more water resistant and is easier to be installed. It can also replicate the look of a ceramic tile floor at a more affordable cost.
Vinyl kitchen flooring is more affordable when we compare it with ceramic, stone or porcelain. Besides, peel-and-stick vinyl tile can be installed over other materials quickly and easier to be replaced. Vinyl flooring is durable and stands up well to heavy foot traffic. It is comfortable under foot and reduces noise. It is also less expensive than many other flooring options and is easy to be maintained. Vinyl flooring comes in a broad range of colors and patterns to match every décor, including a variety of lifelike wood grains.
On the other hand, vinyl kitchen flooring cannot stand up well to heavy loads and can be damaged by sharp objects. Besides, vinyl colors can easily fade with much direct sunlight exposure. Meanwhile, the floors can be damaged by extreme temperatures. For that reason, vinyl is not recommended for outdoor uses. We should not also use vinyl tiles in a wet environment. Moreover, it is also less beautiful than ceramic, stone or porcelain. Vinyl tiles require an extremely smooth surface, because any flaws and imperfections will show through as bumps and indentations in our floor. Vinyl kitchen flooring can be laid on top of concrete and a plywood layer will give us a better feel under foot. We can install vinyl laminate flooring by our self or use a contractor in order to achieve a smooth and professional look.