Vinyl Flooring in the Kitchen
If you are in the midst of a kitchen renovation and struggling with the type of flooring to install, make sure that you consider luxury vinyl plank or tile instead of natural flooring. At first this may seem out of the ordinary, but vinyl flooring has become a popular choice for designers and homeowners when renovating kitchens. Not only is vinyl flooring extremely versatile, it is also affordable, durable, and comfortable. There are many reasons why you should consider installing LVT/LVP flooring in your kitchen, so let’s go over a few.
Vinyl flooring is designed to take a beating and can definitely handle the everyday wear and tear of the kitchen. LVT/LVP flooring is coated with a water resistant layer which protects against mold and antimicrobial growth, so you don’t need to worry about spills. Vinyl is also resistant to scratches, scuffs and dents so it can handle that dropped plate or pan.
Ease of Maintenance
LVT/LVP flooring is a breeze to clean and keep clean. You don’t need to worry about buying special cleaning products or using something that may damage your new kitchen floor. With vinyl you can sweep, vacuum, or mop until your hearts content (which doesn’t need to be that often, either). If you choose, every few years you can buff the vinyl floor and it will clean up like new.
Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of design options and is no longer limited to tasteless colours or patterns of the past. You can get plank or tile flooring in patterns that mimic natural hardwood, tile, brick, stone, or even leather. The possibilities are endless and essentially whatever design vision you have can be made possible with vinyl flooring!
Ease of Installation
LVT/LVP flooring can be installed over virtually anything. Whether it be plywood, tile, concrete, or even existing vinyl flooring you don’t need to do very much prep work to the subfloor before installing your new vinyl flooring.
Vinyl flooring has become extremely realist in recent years. The flooring is made by printing images onto the vinyl and as printing technologies advance, so does the quality of realism in the vinyl flooring. The vinyl isn’t only designed to look like natural flooring, it is also designed to feel like it. Higher quality vinyl flooring is actually embossed with natural wood or stone textures so that it feels more natural to the touch. The mimicry is so good, in fact, that people confuse LVT/LVP flooring with the natural hardwood or tile all the time!
Vinyl flooring is an excellent option for your kitchen renovation project, and should definitely not be overlooked. If you would like to see some vinyl flooring options in person, The Floor Shop has a huge showroom and our experienced staff would be more than happy to help you with your kitchen flooring needs.