Can I install my vinyl flooring myself?
As DIY projects are becoming more and more common, a lot of homeowners are being encouraged to undertake home improvement jobs themselves. While this is fantastic, there are still some things that might prove a bit tricky, even for experience DIY homeowners. Fitting vinyl flooring is one of those things, and we recommend leaving it to experienced professionals. Installing any floor covering is a precision job. Even the smallest miscalculation can prove costly. At Bennetts Carpets, our flooring specialists have been working with vinyl flooring for years. As a result, they have a great deal of knowledge and experience.
In addition to this, our team is well equipped with all the right tools for the jobs. This includes some specialist tools that most homeowners do not have. Without these tools, and the expertise to use them, successfully installing your vinyl flooring will be almost impossible. We conduct a thorough and stringent measuring process, which includes a detailed examination of your home’s floor plan. This allows our team to ensure that your vinyl flooring is cut to size and fitted to perfection. So save yourself some time, a lot of effort, and potentially some money, and let us fit your vinyl flooring for you. Quality is our foremost priority, and we believe that we are in the best position to help.
Why should I use vinyl flooring?
There is an abundance of reasons that make vinyl flooring ideal for most homes and businesses. Firstly, it is an affordable alternative to natural timbers. Natural timber looks stunning, but it is very costly. This is not just limited to its initial purchase either. Timber floors must be installed perfectly, which is another costly endeavour. Furthermore, they must be sanded which can be costly and time consuming. Vinyl floors have the beautiful, sleek appearance of natural timber without these issues. Vinyl is very fast to install, and it does not need periodic maintenance in the same way that timber floors do. It is also water resistant, so it is less likely to swell and distort over the years.
Vinyl flooring also saves you time. While floor coverings like carpet and timber take a long time to clear, vinyl flooring does not. Carpet and timber must be vacuumed carefully, and there is still no guarantee that you will remove all of the dirt. Vinyl flooring, on the other hand, does not absorb dirt and grit. This means a simply sweep or vacuum, followed by a quick mop, will restore it to near new condition. This is largely a result of vinyl’s durable nature. It cannot be abraded in the same way as carpet or timber. With the correct care, it will retain its sleek appearance for many years to come. Basically, vinyl flooring incorporates all the best features of natural timber floors, but without the maintenance or price tag. That is why it is among the most popular floor coverings in Brisbane.
Will direct sunlight fade my vinyl flooring?
As with almost all floorings and floor coverings, vinyl is susceptible to direct sunlight. Over time, the harsh sunlight can fade the pigment within the vinyl flooring. Different shades of vinyl will fade at different rates, so that is something to be mindful of. However, most homeowners are familiar with the steps necessary to prevent fading flooring. Often, it is a simply matter of fitting a set of blinds, or even tinting the windows that are prone to direct sunlight.
Direct sunlight rarely affects much of your house, so there is no need to be too concerned. To help you out with these types of issues, the team here at Bennetts Carpets will provide you with a care guide for your vinyl floor. While it is one of the most durable on the market, it still requires some minor maintenance to remain at its best. Our team is here to help, and we will happily give you all the advice you need to keep your vinyl flooring looking good.