All about (arguably) the most popular flooring option in Singapore.
If you’re looking into flooring options, there’s a chance you’d come across blog posts upon blog posts of homeowners talking about vinyl. But rather than listening to online chatter about whether it’s a good or bad fit, it’s still best to come to your own verdict!
So, how should you start evaluating? Here, we delve into its properties in order to help you figure out if vinyl’s really what you’re looking for.
Your expenses really depend on the type of vinyl – it’s composition and quality will affect how much it costs in total to cover your floor. Still, it remains one of the more affordable options out there, starting from as low as $3.80 psf.
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While it may be known as a more durable alternative to laminate and timber flooring, vinyl doesn’t just strictly come in wood designs. In fact, you can even shop for woven or stone options – we recommend The Floor Gallery’s Tweed and Canvas lines if you’re after a carpeted look and Xing Floors’s Rigid Vinyl Click in Jazz white to achieve a marble-like look!
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The surfaces of vinyl tiles are waterproof, and are installed in a tight interlocking configuration. Therefore, it’s unlikely that moisture will seep in from regular mopping or cleaning.
Other than tiles, vinyl also comes in sheets and planks. With its glue-down application, the former has no visible seams, while the latter is more DIY-friendly with its click-lock feature.
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Types aside, vinyl has other properties that increase their durability, and Ovation Flooring’s 5mm Modern Eco-Lux Flooring (MELF) is one such example! Not only does it boast anti-termite attributes, it’s also anti-slip, and scratch-resistant – a safer choice if you have furry companions or young kids at home!
4. Ease of maintenance
Household chores are already as demanding as it is, and as the largest surface of the home, your flooring can add to that workload. If you want to take some of the weight off, vinyl flooring’s the right option for you since you can just get away with regular mopping and vacuuming.
Furniture sliders and pads are also a must if you really want your vinyl flooring to stay scratch- and indent-free for as long as possible!
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In the event that it does become damaged, it’s best to get the professionals in as the installation of any type of vinyl flooring has to be tight to prevent any gaping.
If you’re regretting opting in for OCS, this is your chance to get it rectified without a huge overhaul! Vinyl flooring can be overlaid over an existing hard surface floor – just fill in the grout lines, and you’ll be good to go.
While it’s generally not advisable to use them in areas with high humidity, that’s not to say that you can’t. There are some alternatives that are hardier, like Floor Melody’s Natural Living Series for example. Because it’s made out of purely synthetic materials, it’s completely waterproof and you can install it anywhere, including the likes of your super wet bathroom!
Get vinyl samples delivered to you!
Before making the final leap, it’s best to get a sample swatch. Rather than going to the showroom, you can now get it delivered to your doorstep. Get your first 3 material sample sets for free now and snag exclusive discounts with our partners when you make an appointment through Materially!