Discount Vinyl Flooring Shopping Guide
For over 90 years, we've done business based on one simple principle: we search, we find, you save! Due to our long-standing relationships with some of the world's top flooring manufacturers, Floors To Your Home gets unbeatable deals on factory seconds, overstocks of major brand flooring, flooring accessories , and discontinued products. We pass these great savings onto you, offering great floors at 50-75% off their original retail price. Home improvement doesn't have to drain your budget!
You don't have to wait for three to six weeks for your flooring to arrive either. Most orders ship out the next business day, arriving within a week, and many products include free shipping! There's also no sales tax on any order purchased and shipped outside of Indiana.
Is Cheap Vinyl Flooring Still A 100% Waterproof Flooring Option?
In general, waterproof vinyl flooring is the best choice for the basement, kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms, where spilled water and high humidity can be issues with other floors. It holds water on the surface as well as, sometimes even better than, a comparable laminate. If water does get through the seams, these planks will not be harmed. Once any large spill, or even flooding issue has been handled, this same floor can go right back down. Other floor planks generally have to be replaced in those situations.
What Styles Are Available?
One of the great things about modern vinyl floors is the wide range of colors and styles on the market. What we carry the most of is vinyl plank flooring. The standard vinyl plank is 6 inches wide and 36 inches long, but longer and wider styles are available. Today's vinyl focuses on authenticity. Designed to mimic the look of genuine hardwood, wood look vinyl flooring can emulate anything from the most common oak to the most exotic species from across the globe. Your finish options aren't limited to a smooth surface! Hand scraped finishes are great for a rustic look, while embossed finishes enhance the genuine hardwood look. Vinyl can also take on the classic Old World stone appearance. From the palest oak to the darkest ebony, we have a vinyl floor for you.
The newest trend in planking is Wood Plastic Core, sometimes referred to as WPC, which keeps the waterproof quality while being thicker than a standard vinyl plank, and able to have a thicker padding underneath, leading to a much warmer walk. It's pretty new, and is becoming quite popular.
In addition to vinyl plank floors, we also carry tile and resilient sheet vinyl that can be customized to fit any room. Our unbeatable selection even includes groutable vinyl floor tiles that go the extra mile for style.
How Does It Install?
Vinyl's wide array of choices doesn't stop at appearance. Discount vinyl flooring can be installed in a number of different ways:
Click lock vinyl plank flooring is designed to, you guessed it, click together. Installing planks is simple; each plank joins together to form an almost watertight seal. Loose lay vinyl is designed to lay right down on your subfloor and features a specially designed grip backing to hold it in place without adhesive or locking mechanisms. This grip backing also ensures each plank stays snug against the wall and the rest of the flooring. In the event of floods or other messes, loose lay vinyl planks can be simply lifted up to be cleaned and to allow the subfloor to dry before being replaced. Click together vinyl planks can also be lifted and replaced, although not as simply as their loose lay counterparts.
Whether you choose planks or tiles, easy installation makes vinyl flooring a prime option for DIY! Underlayment is not usually required for vinyl flooring, and installation doesn't take any special tools! Some vinyl flooring cuts with a knife, making it easy to trim the sizes you need for those hard to fit areas like door jambs and corners. Whatever method you choose, Floors To Your Home has the best vinyl plank flooring for you!
How Does Vinyl Flooring Compare To Wood & Laminate?
Hardwood is unique among flooring materials in that it adds to a home's dollar value. It's thicker than vinyl, warm underfoot, and an undeniable classic. That said, both the materials and the installation of wood floors can get very expensive. Hardwood is also susceptible to surface damage like denting and scratches, and doesn't stand up well to water. If none of these issues are likely to be a problem for you, please have a look at our discount hardwood flooring.
In contrast, vinyl floors can be a very budget-friendly option due to both material costs and the opportunity for easy do-it-yourself installation. The planks are 100% waterproof with strong surface durability and low maintenance.
In terms of durability, though, laminate flooring is number one. It's unmatched by both hardwood and vinyl. For those with large pets or a very active household, laminate makes a good choice. However, it's important to note that laminate is water resistant flooring, not waterproof. Laminate flooring might not be an ideal choice for rooms with moisture concerns or humidity issues.
What Else Should I Know?
Just like with other flooring materials, a big part of choosing the right vinyl comes from having a clear understanding of your needs. A thicker plank means a tougher material; vinyl flooring is available with a range of wear layers designed to suit your home's needs. Some vinyl floors are meant for light foot traffic, others for moderate or normal traffic in a home, while still others are made to withstand heavy activity in a home or in a commercial setting. All of our first quality vinyl floors come with warranties. Be sure to read the description for a clearer look at a specific product's warranty.
"Recycled" is one of the most common buzzwords in today's eco-conscious world, and with good reason. Both recycled and virgin (made from new, not-recycled materials) waterproof vinyl plank floors have their advantages. Recycled vinyl is a greener option, but with virgin vinyl, we can be certain that it does not contain phthalates, a group of chemicals used to increase plastic's durability and flexibility. Again, choosing the right floor for you comes down to understanding needs and priorities.
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Vinyl Flooring Basics
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- All About Vinyl Plank
- All About Loose Lay
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Installation and Care
- Installation Basics
- Click Together and Loose Lay Videos
- General Maintenance
- Specific Spills
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- Vinyl Safety
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