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To Be or Not to Be? The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring

While hardwood floors are forever in high demand, one of the most popular types of resilient flooring in the College Station area is vinyl. It’s low-maintenance, water-resistant, affordable and is long-lasting. It’s also a relatively comfortable floor, both firm and with some give (or flexibility) underfoot. Before installing your next floor, or if you are thinking of removing your current vinyl there are several points to consider.

Let’s start with the positives

Let’s start with the positives. If you are the kind of person that likes to tackle a home renovation project yourself, installing vinyl is a relatively simple job.  Most higher-end brands also offer self-adhesive vinyl. Just remove the backing and press it directly onto a prepared subfloor. Another huge pro for choosing vinyl is the affordability. If your budget is tight, vinyl will give you a lot of bang for your buck. It also comes in a wide variety of patterns and textures and is incredible durable.

On the flip side

On the flip side, if you do decide to install vinyl, keep in mind that the glue adhesive is difficult to remove, and you may need to reach out to a professional. Also, vinyl is affordable but not always consistent with its quality. Make sure you speak to a professional, like one of the renovation experts at Faith Floors & More, to ensure that you are installing a quality product. Finally, if you have vinyl floors that were installed in the early ‘80s (or even before that) it is likely to have been made with asbestos. Don’t panic though! If your floors are still in great shape, it is unlikely to be of any health risk.