What is the most popular advantage for using vinyl? Its cost. It is substantially a lot more cost-effective to fabricate, manufacture, distribute, purchase, install and maintain than, say, wood. Wood, however, could continue to enjoy the upper hand over its alternatives owing to the prestige and history enjoyed amongst consumers, particularly those who can afford to prolong the luxury. But as for those consumers who cannot?
What is available for those consumers who simply cannot persist with wood owing to its overriding cost factors? Well, there is luxury vinyl plank flooring for those looking to replace the old and install new flooring systems, whether it be for their domestic environments, or for commercial settings. For those who need to reduce and maintain costs going forward, there is laminate as well. Some may wish to further argue that there is not much of a difference between laminate and vinyl.
While these may only be laymen’s viewpoints, they may well be worthwhile noting, particularly for new consumers. And they must just know that there will still be subtle differences between vinyl and laminate. But in comparison to wood, for argument’s sake and, for that matter, ceramic tiling systems for instance, the gulf is vast. The fact of the matter remains, the real fact of the matter is that for consumers who need to budget without taking their eyes off of the ball, there are cost-saving initiatives not purely through their purchasing mechanisms but in short to long-term housekeeping and maintenance of their new flooring systems.
Not only is it cheaper and easier to maintain and clean, it’s also time-saving. It is a lot quicker for consumers to clean their vinyl flooring. It is also a lot quicker for them to repair same should repairs become necessary.