Over the last few years, vinyl has been one of the fastest growing flooring products on the market. The main appeal of it is the huge selection available at Frank’s, there really is so much to choose from no matter what your budget! 

However, there are sometimes a handful of myths and misconceptions when it comes to vinyl flooring because of how it was traditionally manufactured and used in homes. That being said, its quality, versatility and appeal has vastly improved over the years. 

At Frank’s, we’re here to debunk some of the myths about vinyl flooring. Here goes! 

All vinyl flooring is the same

When it comes to vinyl, there are many different types. Waterproof, peel and stick, and sheet are all options when it comes to choosing this material for your home.

It also comes in three main forms: sheets/rolls, planks and tiles. These styles each offer different aesthetics depending on your desired look. If you have in mind a wood flooring appearance, vinyl planks are perfect for this. Alternatively, if you wish to mimic stone then tiles are best suited. 

It is hard to install

Relatively speaking, vinyl is easy to install. Let’s take a look at the many different ways it can be installed: 

  • Click installation is one of the most simple ways to install this flooring type because it requires no tape or adhesive and creates a floating floor. 
  • It doesn’t get any easier than peel and stick installation when it comes to vinyl. Simply peel back the paper to reveal the adhesive and place the tile or plank by pressing it down onto the surface. 
  • These days, you can lay most vinyl sheets by simply rolling them out and cutting them to fit. For secure installation, glue can be spread over the subfloor carefully before rolling out the sheet vinyl. 

That being said, our expert Frank’s fitters are best for the job!

Vinyl flooring is outdated 

Once upon a time, vinyl had a reputation for being outdated. However, thanks to new technology vinyl has been completely revolutionised. Due to the new ease of fitting and many pleasing aesthetics available, it has gained much popularity.

Advanced technology has enabled much more realistic finishes, whether it be tiles, stone, or wood. You can now also enjoy 100% waterproof vinyl, which is suitable for installation in kitchens and bathrooms.

It will fade over time

In the past this might have been true  because old sheet vinyl had a tendency to yellow over time and fade. However, our modern luxury vinyl tiles are coated to ensure colours and patterns do not fade. 

What’s more, the coating also makes the vinyl tiles waterproof, more durable and easier to clean.

Vinyl flooring is expensive

Like with all other types of flooring, there is a price scale. Quite often, you get what you pay for with vinyl, so there’s the expensive end and then there are cheaper alternatives.

However, on average vinyl is no more expensive than carpet or laminate but is definitely cheaper than hardwood flooring. Overall, vinyl flooring is very cost effective.

Discover the wide range of high quality vinyl flooring solutions at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect vinyl to transform your home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!