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When Should I Use Vinyl Flooring?

Graham’s & Son Interiors specializes in interior design, including floor treatments like vinyl flooring. Learn more about vinyl flooring below where we cover questions such as:

vinyl plank flooring

Vinyl flooring from Graham’s is a long-lasting and affordable flooring solution for any room.

All About Vinyl Flooring

What is Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring is made from layers of synthetic materials like fibreglass, acrylic, PVC and polyurethane. It differs from laminate flooring in that laminate flooring incorporates wood byproducts. If you want to learn more about the difference between these 2 types of flooring, have a look at the blog, Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring: What’s the Difference by The Spruce.

Vinyl flooring comes in the following forms:

  • Plank Vinyl 
  • Sheet Vinyl 
  • Tile Vinyl 

Also, keep in mind that Graham’s offers vinyl flooring in an assortment of colours.

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Above is an example of sheet vinyl, a great option for high-moisture rooms like bathrooms.

When Should I use Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring is a great option because it is low maintenance, durable, and water resistant. Due to these reasons, vinyl is recommended for the following rooms:

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Basements
  • Playrooms
  • Mud Rooms
  • Laundry Rooms
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This vinyl flooring appears to be plank vinyl but is actually sheet vinyl by Armstrong.

How is it Installed?

Vinyl Plank flooring is a popular choice for installation because the planks click together via tongue and groove. Some flooring is designed to be cut and snapped when measurements need to be adjusted, but you should be prepared with tools in case the planks don’t cooperate (as you’ll see in the video below). 

Essentially what you’ll do is this:

  • Prepare your floor 
  • Take measurements
  • Cut flooring as needed
  • Place spacers in for expansion 
  • Install your flooring, cutting as you go 
  • Replace baseboards and calking to finish it off 

While this sounds easy, there are quite a lot of details to consider. We’ve added a video below to help you get an idea of what is involved in the installation process and what tools you’ll need access to. It will also be beneficial if you find someone or a couple of people to help.

If installation sounds a little too back-breaking or you just don’t have the tools needed to complete the job, Graham’s provides installation of all flooring products. Get a Free Consultation here.

Watch the video, “How To Install Vinyl Plank Flooring Tutorial For Beginners” from Crafted Workshop to learn about the work of installation.

What are the Benefits & Limits of Vinyl Flooring?

Here we’ve quickly highlighted the pros and cons of vinyl flooring. To learn more, have a look at the blog, The Major Pros And Cons Of Vinyl Flooring from Forbes or contact a staff member from Graham’s to compare and contrast your options and to discover what works best for you. 


  • Affordable option when compared to hardwood or porcelain 
  • Durable material often with a wear layer to prevent stains, scratches and overall tear 
  • Insulation and sound-proofing qualities
  • Comfortable to the touch 


  • High-quality vinyl can be expensive
  • Not environmentally-friendly 
  • Must be replaced if damaged as it cannot be refinished
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Come to the showroom to view and discuss your flooring options with a friendly expert from Graham’s & Son Interiors

Graham's & Son Interiors

Graham’s & Son Interiors provides customers with many flooring options and will help you as you consider colour schemes, materials, functionality, cost, and installation. As your local and family-owned business, Graham’s is ready to assist you. They will start with a free in-home consultation and finish with expert installation and clean-up. No mess, no headaches, and no tools required. 

Contact them today and learn how to transform and update your home’s interior with flooring.   


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