Vinyl flooring is extremely durable and robust. Most come with a 25-year warranty for wear and tear which should tell you how resilient and long-lasting it is. You can enjoy many years of solid low maintenance flooring for your home or office.
No. Vinyl flooring is a versatile flooring option that comes in many designs and textures and hence, is suited to any kind of room in your home. As a matter of fact, vinyl flooring is water resistant too and can withstand moisture for a long time. So it can be installed even in kitchens and bathrooms.
- Use a soft broom or wooden mop to clean the floor. If using a vacuum head, ensure it is non-abrasive.
- Do not expose it to water and in case of spillages, use a mop or absorbent cloth to soak the water.
- Use a rug or mat where the foot fall is high to avoid scratches and quick wear and tear.
- When you move furniture or similar, lift rather than sliding it across the floor.
- As often as possible, avoid household cleaning solutions that may damage the laminate coating.
No. We do not recommend the use of steam mops on any of the vinyl, hardwood, or laminate flooring.
Underlay is not required for vinyl plank flooring because vinyl planks click together and float above the subfloor. However, if you are getting vinyl sheet flooring installed, it does need a completely smooth subfloor and underlay may be required. Call us for a consultation and we will guide you.
It can depend on the area/location you live in as well as how old is the floor, its type, size, and condition. However, generally speaking, it does not cost a fortune to get sanding and polishing done.
While we are not against DIY projects, consider some points when it comes to flooring and its sanding and polishing.
- Sanding is a dusty and messy job.
- The sawdust from sanding can penetrate into other rooms if you’ve not taken the precaution to seal them properly.
- Varnishes used in polishing stink and can also cause allergies and nausea.
- You need a lot of time, usually 4-5 days and when not done properly, your flooring may get damaged.
- If the floor is too old and has developed cracks, dents, or gauges on it, it will most definitely require the intervention and expertise of flooring professional to fix it.
So when it comes to sanding and polishing, we recommend hiring an experienced flooring specialist.