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The Cost of Vinyl

Originally posted 19th July 2016. Last updated 22nd January 2020.

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Paul Hambidge

Managing Director Factory Direct Flooring Ltd

Extremely suitable for all sizes of room and all budgets, vinyl flooring or LVT is quick and simple to install, attractive in design and low on cost. It also comes in one of the largest arrays in style and design of all flooring options, featuring wood, marble and tile effect looks. We’ve taken a look at vinyl and all the costs that may arise from installing this type of flooring in your home.

Initial costs and things to consider

Vinyl flooring is incredibly simple to install, needing only a simple adhesive to secure it. Cushioned vinyl comes in the form of a singular sheet which is easily unrolled to fit any shape of room. There are also luxury vinyl floor tiles which need individual placement but are just as easy to fit in your home.

When fitting vinyl there is little cost beyond the original price of the floor itself. Vinyl needs a clean and uniform surface on which to be installed but can be placed onto subfloors or on top of old, existing floors in your home. Once your vinyl has been applied try to avoid walking on it as much as possible within the first 24 hours to prevent warping and don’t move furniture back until the adhesive has cured within 1-3 days.

Read more: How to Install Vinyl Floors

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Costs within our range

For a floor which is so low in cost, there is an incredible range of variety ready to buy. These include different tile looks and shades, marble effects, beautiful wood grains and block colour styles. There is an option in our range for every budget and each individual style.

Our prices for vinyl begin at £5.70 per square meter and this cost covers a range of styles from a slate tile effect to various oak style finishes. The highest cost in our vinyl selection comes at £26.37 and has stylish products from brand Karndean in extremely realistic wood and marbleized tile effects.

Read more: The Cost of Laminate Flooring

Maintenance costs

As well as being extremely affordable, no matter the style you wish to achieve, vinyl is also very low maintenance and doesn’t require much effort to keep it looking like new. Regular cleaning with a brush and damp mop is usually sufficient though applying a protective coating to your vinyl flooring guarantees a surface more resistant to marks.

We recommend that you try to avoid wearing heeled shoes on vinyl flooring, just as we recommend with many of our floors. If you expect high traffic on a certain patch of flooring, it is advisable to have a mat or rug placed here to prevent your floors from looking uneven in their finish, thickness and colour over the years.

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Repair costs

Vinyl is extremely hard wearing and water-resistant, making it an excellent option in areas such as the bathroom and kitchen. However, dragging heavy furniture or excess traffic in unsuitable footwear can add to the likelihood of damaging this flooring, in which case you may need to consider the cost of repairing or replacing your vinyl.

If you opted for the singular sheet of vinyl and over time your flooring has become unfortunately torn then a new sheet of vinyl will have to be purchased. Fortunately, as the cost of vinyl is particularly low, this isn’t as much of a headache as it sounds. If you decided to install vinyl tiles then you can simply remove the offending boards or tiles and replace them with new ones.

Fortunately, these instances are rare ones with vinyl flooring, which is hardy and waterproof. Perfect for family homes and commercial areas, this speciality floor is truly resistant to the problems that plague typical flooring options.

Related: How to Care for Vinyl Flooring

Our Flooring Calculator

When you browse any type of flooring at Factory Direct Flooring Ltd, each product has a flooring calculator on the page. Simply enter the surface area in either metres or feet squared and our My Project flooring calculator will tell you how many packs you’ll need and how much it will cost you.

By simply measuring your room and entering your dimensions, we will provide you with an instant price which will show on every type of flooring you browse across our website. You can either input the total coverage or your width and length measurements, in meters or feet. You can even save your measurements room by room to make your shopping experience stress-free.

It also offers to add an extra 10% for wastage. While this may cost a little bit more, we highly recommend adding it just in case there are mishaps during the installation process. Enjoy the My Project flooring calculator below:

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If you require further information about the cost of vinyl flooring or its impressive qualities then please contact one of our flooring experts who will be happy to help. Call 0330 100 00 15. 

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