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Is Vinyl Right For Me?

Vinyl vs. Other Floors

Vinyl flooring may be the perfect choice for you, and we invite you to take a look at our Flooring Tips and Fast Facts chart just to make sure. This chart allows you to see the advantages of vinyl flooring compared to other floor coverings, based on a set of criteria floor buyers typically look for.

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Is Vinyl Right for Me?

Vinyl has certainly earned its position as one of the most poplar floor coverings. Choose vinyl flooring for your home and you've chosen flooring that is tough, economical and a snap to keep clean. If comfort is key, you'll discover vinyl flooring is ideal in areas such as kitchens where you may spend a lot of time on your feet. Vinyl is also moisture resistant and a good choice for bathrooms. The array of colors and patterns available mean vinyl flooring can enhance the beauty of just about any room of your home. While vinyl can be made to imitate the look of more expensive flooring, it's important to note that vinyl flooring generally won't last as long or increase the resale value of your home like its costlier counterparts.

Use to learn about all of your vinyl flooring options. Our Vinyl Flooring Buying Guide has pointers on everything from choosing the right flooring to installation and making sure your floor stays beautiful for years. Tap into the knowledge of top–notch flooring professionals with our Do–It–Yourself (DIY) Vinyl Flooring Installation Guide, designed for those of you who want to install their own vinyl floor. Using this step by step guide can make your project go much smoother. developed this flooring comparison chart to give you food for thought when making your flooring choice. We hope you'll find it helpful.

Flooring Comparison | Flooring Tips and Fast Facts
Flooring Concern Bamboo Carpet Concrete Cork Hardwood Laminate Linoleum Rubber Stone Tile Vinyl
Durability D*     D     D       D
Works for bathrooms D*     D*             D
Works for basements       D* D*   D*        
Safe for small children                      
Withstands heavy foot traffic   D             D D  
Moisture resistant     S           S S  
Eco–friendly varieties available               D   D  
DIY friendly D     D D   D D D D D

D = depends on the type of flooring you choose
S = if sealed properly
* = the best case scenario, with proper care and maintenance