When it comes to the ability of resisting water, vinyl flooring is possibly second to none. It withstands standing water better than laminate flooring and a lot better than hardwood flooring. That’s why vinyl floor is the most popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens where the incidence of static water is commonplace.Apart from their quality to resist water, vinyl floors are also desired by homeowners for their lower cost than laminate, hardwood or bamboo floors as well as for the ease of cleaning and maintaining them.
Installing vinyl floors in bathrooms or kitchens is a lot easier than installing other flooring types. You can perform this task yourself. However, there are still some risks attached to it. In case of improper installation done by you, the durability and functionality of the vinyl flooring will be severely affected. So, it is advisable to take the help of expert installers to ensure the quality of installation and peace of mind for many years to come.
Vinyl floors are available either in the form of tiles or solid, long sheets. Not just bathrooms and kitchens, they are suitable for utility rooms as well. According to the manner they are installed, vinyl floors come in two varieties, namely self-adhesive and glue-down. The self-adhesive ones already feature glue on the back upon their supply from the factory. Hence, they can be directly laid on the subfloor. The glue-down type calls for a layer of glue applied to the subfloor before its installation. The glue-down vinyl floors are thicker than the self-adhesive ones, so the former is usually stronger than the latter. Nevertheless, both varieties should be smeared with wax to protect them from damage.
Since the self-adhesive is thinner than glue-down, it is cheaper than the latter. As far as the cost of installing vinyl flooring by professionals is concerned, it depends on a number of factors such as the amount of area that needs to be covered, the dimension of each piece of vinyl floor and the labor cost in your region.
Installing vinyl flooring for bathroom and kitchen in Tampa Bay Area has become economical, thanks to the high quality, yet reasonably priced vinyl products offered by Way Floors – a well-known tile flooring shop here. Just visit this shop in Brandon to discover a wide array of floor tiles for sale at factory rebated discounts. Way Floors also boasts of its skilled flooring contractors who can carry out any size and type of tile or hardwood floor installation with utmost professionalism. Hire this family owned business to design, build and install top-quality kitchen and bath vanity cabinets too!