O’Brien’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Colorado Springs is your local vinyl flooring expert. Vinyl flooring appears identical to wood or tile but is less expensive and longer lasting. It’s great for commercial spaces, though its authentic looks make it terrific for residential spaces too, especially those frequented by kids and pets.
There are a distinct types of vinyl flooring options, including vinyl tile flooring and vinyl plank flooring. Since vinyl floors continue to grow in popularity and technology continues to improve, homeowners have different choices to consider.
Vinyl tile looks like traditional tiles but offers a more comfortable surface for standing. While they are a hard-surface product, they have a softer underlayment that makes them perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, or dining rooms, where you may be standing for prolonged periods. Vinyl tiles come in tons of styles and designs, so choose the best one for your home.
Vinyl plank flooring is extremely popular. It mimics the look of genuine hardwood floor, with each plank featuring a long, narrow shape and the wear layer that’s an HD photo of hardwood. Vinyl planks capture the beauty and elegance of hardwood, but offer a more durable, easy to maintain flooring that doesn’t require major maintenance. You can find vinyl planks in a range of hardwood look-alikes, like golden-toned oak and deep walnut colors.
Waterproof vinyl flooring is a unique vinyl that keeps liquid on the surface and doesn’t allow it to seep into the subfloor. While most vinyl flooring is water-resistant, certain products are fully waterproof. If you have pets, children, or you entertain often, waterproof vinyl protects your home from accidents.
Unique features make vinyl flooring waterproof. It has a watertight seal and a layered construction that doesn’t bend, warp, or gap when exposed to humidity and spills. Its waterproof core traps moisture underneath the floor and prevents it from causing permanent damage. It’s important to understand that waterproof vinyl is different from standard vinyl flooring, which is water-resistant. While water-resistant vinyl floors can manage an occasional spill here or there, puddles that sit on the floor will eventually sink into the surface. Our collection of vinyl flooring includes options that are resistant to moisture and completely waterproof.
Vinyl flooring can go anywhere, especially if you choose a waterproof option. It can withstand the foot traffic of living rooms and is comfortable in bedrooms. Your vinyl floor manages the levels of moisture you’d expect in kitchens. For bathrooms and laundry rooms consider a waterproof vinyl flooring option. Basements, entryways, and hallways are other prime places for vinyl flooring.
While vinyl flooring looks like real hardwood, tile, and stone, it has simpler installation and maintenance requirements. It’s easy to install as a floating floor or glued down. It comes in both waterproof vinyl tile and vinyl plank formats. It never needs refinishing, sanding, polishing, or grouting — although you can grout vinyl tile for added realism. Waterproof vinyl is perfect for high-moisture areas and rooms where puddles collect:
Its luxury appearance also makes it ideal for any room, including living rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and commercial settings.
O’Brien’s Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for the best vinyl flooring brands, including COREtec, Invincible H20, Invincible XT, Serenbe, Core elements, Metroflor, Tarkett, Mannington Adura, and Armstrong Alterna.
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Caring for Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring is amazingly easy to clean and only require occasional sweeping. You can spend more time enjoying your floors than caring for them.