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Vinyl is one of the most resilient, versatile and affordable flooring options you can buy. As one of the most trusted flooring experts in Singapore, Hongye values design and style while strive to meet your budget and free from maintenance hassle.
Flooring with Vinyl
After discovering vinyl in 1930s by a French physician, vinyl has conquered interior design since the 1960s to become one of the most widely used types of flooring. Vinyl comes in wide range of colors, styles and designs. It’s ideal for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and entryway.
Three Types of Vinyl Flooring
- Sheet vinyl flooring comes in 6- or 12-foot widths cut to measurements or in prepared rolls. The adhesive types and methods will vary by floor style. Sheet vinyl is ideal for high-moisture areas like bathrooms because it can be installed seamlessly.
- Tile vinyl flooring is manufactured to exact dimensions (12- or 18-inch squares) and thickness to give the finished floor a uniform appearance. You can also choose from a variety of different patterns. Self-adhesive tiles are the easiest to install. Precision cut tiles also make replacing damaged tiles easy.
- Plank vinyl flooring is commonly manufactured four or six inches wide by three or four feet long. It has the look of hardwood but is much easier to install and maintain, and is a lot less expensive.
Depends on the design and surface you choose, you can save up to 70% in the material and installation cost for vinyl flooring.
Vinyl is fairly durable and long-lasting. Most manufactures in the market are willing to provide up to 20 years of warranties. Besides, no-wax surfaces and easy cleanup make vinyl flooring even more appealing. Regular sweeping and occasional damp mopping are all you need to keep your floor looking like new. Spills are no problem, simply wipe them away with a damp cloth.
What you don’t see is just as important as what’s on the surface. The backing on vinyl flooring provides additional moisture and mildew resistance, ensures the resiliency that vinyl is noted for and determines the type of adhesive required for installation. In general, a thicker floor is a better floor.
Because of its rubber composite and texture, Vinyl floors are much comfortable to walk on. This is the reason why vinyl is becoming so popular for kitchen and bathroom flooring.