Vinyl Floor Installation
Affordable and versatile, vinyl flooring allows you choose from many different styles and looks that will fit your budget and decor choices. Vinyl flooring can be installed to be waterproof , is scratch resistant, stain resistant, mildew resistant and easy to clean. Vinyl flooring comes in two basic types:
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring comes in tiles or planks also known as Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP). It should not be confused with laminate flooring or engineered hardwood that have an element, in large or small part, of wood. Luxury vinyl also typically comes with an underlay to reduce noise, can be installed in areas with more humidity such as basements, and is very water resistant. It is a good choice, when well installed, in kitchens and bathrooms. It is not a good choice where there will be standing water for long periods. Ceramic tile and sheet vinyl are the best choices for wet areas when properly installed and with proper upkeep.
Vinyl Sheet Flooring
As the name implies this type of flooring comes in sheets, usually 12 ft wide. They are installed as one piece in a bathroom, powder room, mud room or entrance, effectively allowing standing water to keep from damaging the floor. It is a affordable and effective type of flooring in wet areas, and even waterproof if properly installed.
Vinyl flooring Installation Cost
Professionally installed vinyl flooring costs start at $2.50 per square foot with a minimum charge of $175 if only installing a small area such as a powder room. Extras can include subfloor repairs (typical where there is a toilet), plywood underlay, removal and reinstallation of plumbing fixtures if necessary. Additional materials can also be needed for a waterproof installation. Vinyl flooring is often touted as a easy DIY project, which is true but only a professional installation can ensure the longest lasting most durable floors. A proper assessment of your flooring by a qualified flooring installer can help in determining the best option for your needs.