How Do You Find the Right Vinyl Plank Flooring?


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Find the right vinyl plank flooring by considering where it is to be installed, whether it is inlaid or printed, how much it costs and what its warranty is. Some vinyl plank flooring is more durable than others and should only be installed in rooms where heavy use is expected.

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Vinyl plank flooring with a wax finish is designed for light traffic areas. Wax-finished vinyl plank flooring should not be installed in a high traffic room such as a kitchen because it is likely to wear down quickly. Urethane coated vinyl planks, on the other hand, are designed to handle high traffic and therefore are good choices for a kitchen.

Inlaid vinyl plank flooring has the color embedded into the vinyl rather than printed over the top of it. Inlaid vinyl flooring retains its color for far longer than printed vinyl and requires less work to maintain.

The warranty provided by many vinyl flooring manufacturers may only cover vinyl flooring if it is installed by a certified professional, increasing the overall price. Vinyl plank flooring is not difficult to install without the assistance of a professional, so if money is tight, choosing a vinyl plank flooring that comes with a warranty that allows for self installation can lower the overall cost.

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