Affordable Solution for Home Flooring

Not everyone can afford a flooring solution such as laminated wood or tiles, but there is an affordable flooring solution if you need to cover up plain or concrete floors.






It is hard to imagine moving into a home that only has concrete floors, but there are many out there that live in such a home and cannot afford most of the expensive flooring solutions on the market these days. Or perhaps you are living in an older home and just want to update the flooring or can no longer live with ugly, ripped flooring. An inexpensive solution is to consider vinyl floor tiles.




When most people think of vinyl floors, particularly vinyl floor tiles or vinyl sheet, they think 70s design with over-the-top designs or ugly colours and patterns. This couldn't be further from the truth these days and you will find plenty of vinyl floor tile and vinyl sheet colours, designs and patterns that are subtle and will complement the style of a home or enhance your home decor. After all, having a pleasing flooring option has to be better, right? And if you can have this at an affordable price, what could be better.





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Durability of Vinyl Floor Tiles

There is no question that vinyl floor tiles or sheets are durable. There are still homes around with vinyl flooring that was laid 25 to 30 years ago, and while it may no longer look great due to wear, it still provides a flooring solution. Vinyl flooring is well known for its durability and longevity when properly cared for and it can easily last for up to 20 years, making it a permanent flooring solution that can take the knocks of everyday living. Plus, if you buy extra stock when you lay the flooring, you will always have replacements in the event that anything does happen.



How to Install Vinyl Floor Tiles

  • Clean the floor thoroughly before installation. There should be no grease or grime left on the floor and any dirt or debris must be vacuumed or wiped away. You do not want anything to interfere with the bond between floor and tile.
  • Use Contact Adhesive to secure vinyl tiles to a floor. Apply a thin layer of adhesive to the floor and the back of each tile, allowing the specified time before securing the tiles to the floor.
  • Trim any tiles to fit using a sharp craft knife or utility knife.
  • Wipe away any excess glue immediately with a damp rag.


Note that it is not recommended that you install vinyl floor tiles or sheet over an existing tiled floor. If you want to do this, apply a screed to level out the tiled floor beforehand.









Caring for Vinyl Floor Tiles

To install vinyl floor tiles, first measure up the space from wall to wall. Vinyl floor tiles are available in different sizes, most are 305 x 305mm, others 300 x 300mm, and vinyl sheet is available from 1000 x 2000mm lengths. Calculate how many tiles, packs or lengths you will need to cover the floor space.

  • Regular cleaning with a soft sweeping brush is all that is required. Always sweep or vacuum away any dirt or dust before cleaning.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners on vinyl floors as this scratches the surface and ultimately leads to grime being embedding in the scratches. Use a gentle floor cleaner formulated or laminated floors or ceramic tiles.
  • Remove stubborn grime or stains using a soft sponge and dishwashing liquid. Clean up any spills as soon as they occur.
  • When moving furniture or appliances around, cover the bottom of these with cardboard strips or a cloth to prevent them from scratching the floor.




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