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Kitchen Flooring Vinyl

Of all the kitchen flooring vinyl is the most resilient kitchen flooring material because of its ability to retain its shape. I’m sure you’ve stepped on a lot of vinyl floors.

How did it feel? Comfortable, right?

Vinyl gives your kitchen floor that cushiony feeling. Vinyl comes in two forms: the sheet & the tile form.

The tile is easier to install but it does have a drawback though, its seams make it susceptible to damages due to water. Vinyl comes in all kinds of colors and patterns.

When go to buy your flooring material, don’t just ask for vinyl, you’ll need to specify the type.

Standard or inlaid vinyl, ma’am?

What’s the difference?

Well, in inlaid vinyl the color and pattern go all the way through the core material.

Kitchen Flooring Vinyl

Standard vinyl uses a rotogravure process in which the color and pattern are printed on one sheet layered between a thick, clear upper surface (the wear layer) and a foamy vinyl core. This makes the inlaid vinyl more dense and durable of the two.

Both types of vinyl have a protective no-wax coating or a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) surface (the same water-resistant resin used on raincoats). Jump around on the floor samples before you decide, as the cushiness will vary depending on the thickness of the core material in inlaid vinyl and of the wear layer in standard vinyl.

Advantages

- Unlimited colors and patterns
- Resists scuffs and stains
- Only maintenance required is sweeping and mopping
- Resistant to water discoloring the floor

Disadvantages

- You have clean up spills quickly to avoid stains. Remember it’s stain-resistant but not stain-proof.
- Installation needs to done properly to prevent the flooring from peeling up
- Pointed heels are a big NO-NO, as they dent the vinyl

Price Range about $1-$10 per square foot.