Vinyl flooring is an affordable and versatile choice for several reasons – it can be made to emulate the look of other materials and comes in a variety of patterns and colours. However, here is where the benefits end! We’re going to discuss the drawbacks of using vinyl and how you can make better choices to cover your floors.
The Drawbacks Of Vinyl Flooring
If you are looking to cover any floor on a budget, then it’s true that vinyl is probably going to be the most cost-effective way to do this. It’s wise to consider the long-term effects though. When it’s immediately laid, vinyl will bring a new lease of life to a room, but even after a very short time, it might be a choice you’ll regret. Vinyl flooring in a kitchen is prone to marking and damage and if a hot pan is dropped on it, it may damage it permanently. When laid anywhere, it can split or wear so that holes appear and it can’t be easily repaired either. Any imperfection will mean removing the whole lot, as vinyl is usually laid in one sheet.
Vinyl flooring also has a marked impact on the environment. It can emit VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which are harmful gases that are emitted into the air during the manufacturing process. These gases can also linger in the vinyl and can continue being emitted into the air in your home after the vinyl has been laid. And once the flooring has come to the end of its lifespan, it’s very difficult to recycle and the likelihood is it will end up in landfill here or it could even be sent overseas to be burned.
The Alternatives? Our Floor Tiles!
Now you’re aware of the pitfalls of vinyl flooring, what will you choose? At Miles of Tiles, we have a range of floor tiles that are hard-wearing, easy to lay and durable. Whether you’re looking for patterned or plain tiles, ours come in an array of designs and styles to suit your home and will provide a quality floor covering that will look good and last for years to come.
Our Wood Effect Tiles are an excellent alternative to vinyl flooring. To open up a kitchen to make it feel light and airy, choose Maggiore White Wood. These matt tiles have a light white oak effect grain, giving the authenticity of real wood, in hard-wearing ceramic.
To bring a luxurious feel to a bathroom, consider our Saturn Oxide. This glazed porcelain tile features warm and natural-looking blue and rust colours and may appeal to those looking for something that feels ancient or ethereal.
Our Full Range Of Tiles
You can browse our full range of floor tiles, wall tiles, fixtures and fittings on our website. Better still, come and visit us at one of our showrooms in Leamington, Rugby or Coventry for exclusive in-store offers. You can contact us by filling out our online form or by giving us a call on 01926 312777. Our team will be more than happy to help.
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