Yes, all vinyl floors are waterproof surfaces thanks to their structure, mainly composed of PVC. In some cases, however, the quality of the installation can reduce the water resistance capacity. For example, LVTs in slats or plates are laid contiguously creating joints between one piece and another. This way, even if plates and slats are water resistant, installing them the wrong way can mean allowing water and moisture to seep between the joints. Thanks to their format, vinyl rolls can be installed without joints lvp flooring in beavercreek oh.
By carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions, both LVT and vinyl rolls can be used in areas prone to moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens.
How long can a vinyl floor last?
Vinyl floors can last anywhere from 5 to 25 years, depending on their quality and how they are installed and maintained.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a vinyl floor?
The advantages and disadvantages of a vinyl floor vary significantly according to the type and quality of the chosen product.
The proven advantages of a vinyl surface are as diverse as comfort under foot traffic, resistance to wear and humidity, ease of installation and maintenance , reliability and a wide choice between different designs and colors. Furthermore, vinyl floors are sustainable surfaces thanks to Tarkett’s strong commitment to promoting responsible use of PVC. We apply all the principles dictated by the Cradle to Cradle® and carefully select the materials for all our products, guaranteeing maximum transparency of the entire production chain. We use recycled and recyclable materials with a low environmental impact to make our products.
On the contrary, one of the disadvantages of vinyl floors can be represented by the difficulty of removing them once they have been glued to the substrate. They can imprint themselves on heavy furniture and can puncture with sharp objects. Furthermore, vinyl surfaces cannot withstand high temperature variations and tend to show color loss when exposed to excessive UV rays. For these reasons it is not recommended to use vinyl floors in environments with high direct exposure to sunlight, such as verandas.
To date, thanks to new technologies, vinyl floors continue to evolve both in design and in structure. Some products, such as Ultimate surfaces, have already overcome the problems indicated above.