Vinyl Plank Flooring
Very high-end premium vinyl materials can cost as little as $16 per square meter (Assuming buying from a wholesaler). Though this is still less expensive than premium flooring choices, such as stone. The difference in price of resilient vinyl products is determined by the quality of the material and the design options found in the surface.
Vinyl Plank Flooring is generally considered to be a highly durable material. If properly installed and maintained, can last upwards of ten to twenty years. However, the quality of the material that you purchase and the way it was manufactured will determine how well your floor lasts over time. Solid vinyl and composite vinyl tiles are homogenous. With colours permeating every layer—a feature that makes them more resistant to damage from scratches. Printed vinyl will be only as durable as the clear wear layer that protects the surface. Fiberglass-reinforced vinyl sheets are extremely durable, while also being pliable and resistant to damage. One advantage of using vinyl tiles is that individual pieces can be easily replaced when they are damaged.
Smiling Rock’s Vinyl Planks have a clear wear layer that acts as a surface barrier, protecting the floor from stains and spills. These materials are very easy to clean and maintain. Solid and composite vinyl tiles do not have this surface protection and will be more susceptible to stains. This requires occasional stripping and polishing which will cost more $$ in the future.
Ease of installation-
Smiling rock’s Vinyl plank flooring are pretty easy to install, though you do have to ensure that you have a completely dry and level subfloor. It is definitely possible to DIY this project yourself, but you may want to have a professional prepare the subfloor for you as this is the hardest part.