The Advantages of PVC & Vinyl Used As Flooring

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Vinyl flooring, also called polyvinyl or PVC flooring, is affordable, widely available and easy to maintain.

Popularity

  • PVC tiles have been a popular flooring material in America for over 40 years.

Comparing Costs

  • PVC can cost less than other flooring options, or as much as a hardwood floor. PVC tiles are available for below $1 per square foot to about $5.

Durability

  • While lower quality PVC may last less than 10 years, higher quality PVC may have warranties of up to 30 years.

Installation

  • Choose either PVC sheets or tiles; peel-and-stick tiles are very easy to install and are popular with fixer-uppers. Since each tile is backed with adhesive, they can be installed by simply pressing them onto the floor.

Easy Care

  • Clean with a broom, dust mop or vacuum cleaner (without a beater bar, which may cause damage) and occasionally mop. Use manufacturer-recommended cleaning products, a mixture of one tablespoon liquid dish soap to a quart of water, or one tablespoon clear ammonia to a quart of lukewarm water.

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