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Are you looking for a good option for flooring for your renovation project but are having a hard time deciding among the many options? Consider for a moment Vinyl Flooring.
There are many style options
Vinyl flooring comes in many styles and colours, simulating the look of tile, wood, cork, or pretty much anything you can think of, and it’s often less pricey than the real thing it is simulating. Of course, vinyl will never match that hardwood or tile floor exactly, but it still looks great compared to the real thing.
I have some neighbours a couple of doors down from me that, whenever we go over to visit, they are constantly warning their children to “be careful” and worrying about marking up their hardwood floors. That wouldn’t be a big problem if they had vinyl flooring instead of hardwood. Short of stick sharp objects such as knives or scissors into the floor, Vinyl flooring holds up really well to wear and tear. In fact, we’re seeing more and more requests for it in some of the rental suite renovations we do, where tenants might not be as careful about floor maintenance as someone who owns their home.
There’s price point for everyone’s taste
Some of the high end vinyl plank flooring can run upwards of $10 a square foot for materials, but you can also get great quality (and great looking) stuff for around $3 a square foot from your big box retailer. Allure Vinyl Plank Flooring from Home Depot comes in a variety of different colours and patterns for around $60 a box (which covers about 20 square feet).
It’s comfortable to walk on
Tile floors look really nice but unless you have some sort of in-floor heating system, those cold Edmonton winters are going to make midnight trips to the fridge really painful on your feet. Vinyl, on the other hand, is comfortable on your feet. Combined with engineered subfloor panels and that middle-of the-night trip to the bathroom won’t be bad if you can’t find your bunny slippers.
It’s water resistant
Vinyl, being a water resistant product, means that you can have it in your bathroom. So, let’s say you want that look of wood flooring in your bathroom, but don’t want to worry about mold and rot that can happen when a wood product gets wet, vinyl flooring is a perfect match for you.
It’s low maintenance
No flooring product is maintenance free, but vinyl flooring comes close. It’s easy to sweep away most dust and a quick mop will get rid of any stains. It’s also easy to replace any tiles or planks that get worn or damaged over time.
It’s easy to install
If you’re handy, then vinyl tile or plank flooring can be installed by yourself, and you don’t need a lot of tools to do it. In fact, home depot scores again by having step by step instructions on installing the product. Of course, professionals, such as our very own, Nord Alta Construction can help you with the installation part if you don’t want to be hands on with your project.
So, if you like the idea of having durable, comfortable flooring with different colour and style options, vinyl flooring might just be the product for you.
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Michael Breault is a project coordinator for Nord Alta Construction. You can find the company website at www.nordalta.com. You can also find Michael and Nord Atla Construction on facebook at www.facebook.com/NordAltaConstruction, on twitter at www.twitter.com/Nordalta, and on LinkedIn.
Robert Breault is the president and owner of Nord Alta Construction. You can find the company website at www.nordalta.com. You can also find Robert and Nord Alta Construction on facebook at www.facebook.com/NordAltaContruction and on LinkedIn.