Buy vinyl flooring: Avoid these 6 errors
Vinyl floor coverings are now among the most sought-after floor coverings in both the private residential and commercial sectors. There are many arguments in favour of buying a vinyl floor in the course of renovation or for new buildings:
In addition to excellent mechanical and hygienic properties, floors made of solid vinyl offer excellent thermal and impact sound insulation, they are extremely durable and easy to clean. In addition, vinyl flooring is now available in numerous designs, making individual interior design possible.
In order to keep the costs manageable and to ensure that the pleasure of the new flooring lasts for a long time, building owners should avoid the following mistakes when buying vinyl flooring purchase:
Error No. 1: Buy click vinyl instead of full vinyl floor
In contrast to a (fixed glued vinyl floor) floor made of solid vinyl, a click vinyl floor vibrates when walked on. In the worst case, it can even rattle with every step. Furthermore, click-vinyl flooring with HDF support is unsuitable for heavily frequented rooms and for damp rooms because moisture can penetrate through the click joints, which leads to swelling of the floor over time.
Solid vinyl planks, on the other hand, are firmly bonded to the substrate, are tightly sealed at the wall edges and thus resistant to wiping water and other liquids. Furthermore, the very low installation height and the lower price compared to click vinyl in comparison to click vinyl purchase of vinyl floor planks made of solid vinyl.
Look out! Some versions of the Klick vinyl flooring, which can be bought in the DIY store, are in fact cheap laminate versions that only have a vinyl cover. This so-called vinyl laminate neither has the advantages of vinyl flooring nor can it be laid dust-free and hypoallergenic!
Error No. 2: Buy cheap goods from the DIY store instead of tested quality vinyl flooring
Modern quality vinyl floors from the specialist not only offer an immense variety of designs, they also contain no plasticizers that are hazardous to health or other harmful substances.
They have an above-average service life and can be easily recycled. Flooring professionals work together with renowned manufacturers who exclusively sell products with test marks and building authority approvals. However, building owners who buy cheap vinyl flooring in DIY stores risk buying a product that exceeds the allowable emission values.
In addition, self-adhesive planks from the DIY store contain plasticizers which, although not in the vinyl itself, are hidden in the adhesive tapes “, for example. In addition, experience has shown that these tapes stay very poorly, so that a vinyl floor from the DIY store can peel off again by itself after a while. Experts therefore generally recommend the installation of solid vinyl flooring with wet adhesive , which will last for decades even under heavy loads.
Error No. 3: Buy vinyl flooring with wrong usage class
Floor covering made of solid vinyl can be used almost everywhere. A prerequisite, however, is that the correct use class according to DIN EN 685 is observed for the vinyl flooring purchase.
Is the product of your choice exclusively for private use, can it withstand commercial stress or is the soil suitable for permanent industrial use?
What about the classification, the frequency of use and what is the guaranteed service life with the appropriate load?
What laymen sometimes find difficult, a flooring professional can see at a glance due to his training and experience! Since the different qualities differ in some cases considerably in terms of their price, it is worthwhile for cost reasons alone to buy quality vinyl flooring with the appropriate service class from a specialist company.
Error No. 4: Buy vinyl flooring without proper sampling
Human imagination is limited. Therefore, sampling vinyl flooring before purchase, directly on site, at home, in commercial premises or in public facilities offers many advantages.
The customer can look directly at the different designs, feel different haptics and match colours and patterns perfectly to the local and existing furnishings. In addition, the customer is given detailed advice on the qualities of the necessary accessories, such as adhesives, accent strips or silicone joints, and can help determine components and colours. Serious specialist companies usually offer a pre-sampling directly on site. This not only saves time and effort, but also a lot of money.
Error No. 5: Buy vinyl flooring and dispense with professional publishers
Customers who buy a quality vinyl floor should know that the substrate for full-surface bonding must be absolutely clean and level. This usually requires several work steps, such as sanding, filling and priming. Only in the last working step is the adhesive, which matches the floor, evenly applied to the substrate using a toothed spatula and the vinyl plank glued at the correct size and angle.
A laying expert knows exactly which work steps and which materials are required. He has special training, the necessary tools and years of experience. These components guarantee an attractive, durable result, without unevenness, air pockets or waves in the floor.
Error No. 6: Vinyl flooring purchase without service and warranty
From a professional installation company, customers receive, in addition to excellent quality goods, numerous services, such as
- professional, personal advice
- On-site surveying
- individual sampling on site
- professional preparation of the substrate
- Proper relocation
- extensive warranty on the laying work
- faire, prices that can be tracked at any time
Buy and have individual design vinyl flooring installed
The purchase of high-quality vinyl floors from the expert offers the great opportunity to realize individual ideas, such as borders, inlays or logos, using state-of-the-art cutting and laying techniques.
Due to the special type of installation, vinyl planks with the same height can be combined with different patterns and colours, islands can be formed, areas can be visually delimited or connected or accents can be set.
On request, the installation professionals offer their customers an all-round carefree package with all the necessary work, such as scheduling, clearing out the furniture, removal and disposal of the old floor covering, advice through to initial cleaning and handover ready for living, at a reasonable price-performance ratio.
Take advantage of the competence of trained experts from the initial consultation to the purchase of vinyl flooring right through to professional installation and contact us today.