Whenever we think about repairing or altogether replacing the entire flooring at home, we often consider traditional materials – those we or our ancestors used before. But time and technology does not stand still, and one of latest trends in housekeeping is vinyl wood plank flooring. Flooring, which only looks wooden but actually made from pure plastic. This allows installation at extremely wet rooms and/or conditions, as moisture was always a problem for both classical wood and laminate.
This vinyl flooring that looks like wood but acts like more reliable and versatile material is currently gaining popularity at rapid and even pace. Besides resistance problems, old solutions weren’t always manageable aesthetically – thus, vinyl tiles were spoiling looks of otherwise perfect rooms. It had one noticeable downside however. Thing is, if you put it on concrete directly, without any additional layers, it will be cold to the touch and hard. Glass of wine that might not break after fall on traditional material, will surely do it on vinyl hardwood flooring.
All in all, vinyl flooring looks like wood but that’s it. In some situations, it can be even better than wood, in others it might not be worth the trouble. Bathhouses and saunas literally beg for faux wood vinyl flooring, while rooms where ecology and comfort are more important would be better with actual wood. There is barely any difference in ease of installation, so services of qualified technicians might be required regardless of whatever option you settle for.