dark wood vinyl kitchenVinyl flooring has come a long way in recent years, but the benefits of using it have remained the same. This material is durable, affordable, and easy to maintain. It’s an ideal candidate for kitchens and bathrooms and is a great choice for those looking for hardwood floor alternatives. Some homeowners are surprised by the level of quality vinyl offers — vinyl can look and feel a lot like the materials it replicates thanks to modern technology.

Floor Coverings International North Jersey offers free in-home consultations for those in the Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey area, which is a great way to see and feel the material before you decide if it’s right for your home! Here are three reasons to consider vinyl flooring:

1) Durable Material

Vinyl is durable enough to stand up to daily wear and tear and last for years. Some printed vinyl even has a wear layer on its surface as a barrier against spills and stains. It’s good for areas that have high foot traffic from kids and pet and areas that are exposed to water. If installed well, vinyl can be almost completely resistant to water, making it a good option for bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. The only place vinyl has a hard time maintaining its quality is outside, where direct sunlight or extreme temperatures can cause damage.vinyl slate-look floor

2) Easy to Maintain

Basic mopping and sweeping is all that vinyl needs to be cleaned and maintained — no fancy resealing or refinishing required! There are also vinyl cleaners on the market to help remove any stains that happen. Extremely harsh cleaners, bleach, or scratchy scrub pads can scratch the surface of some vinyl, so it’s best to avoid those when cleaning your vinyl.

3) Variety of Designs

Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of colors and patterns and can even realistically mimic wood grains. It no longer only comes in the familiar sheet form, it also comes in luxury vinyl tiles. It can look like real stone or slate tile, and you can even use grout in between pieces to make it look like actual tile! This material is also comfortable underfoot and stays warm during the winters

If you still aren’t sure if vinyl is the right choice for your home, give our professionals at Floor Coverings International North Jersey a call. We can schedule a free in-home consultation so you can see our tiles and learn more about the options!

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