Providing Vinyl Flooring on the Gold Coast
Affordable & Stylish
Modern homes are often busy places. Growing families, and especially those with pets, can leave a lot of footfall during the course of everyday life. If you entertain guests, that puts an even bigger strain on your floor covering.
Of course, you still want your home to look good, however many people use it. That’s why, for many families, vinyl flooring makes perfect sense. As experts in vinyl flooring Gold Coast homeowners come to, Totally Flooring knows people appreciate vinyl’s looks and practicality.
Is a luxurious option compared to vinyl planks as it has a cushion back. It solves many issues when preparation is needed to the subfloor, as it can take up imperfections to 3mm of difference. It is water resistant and can be loose laid or glued. Vinyl sheet comes usually 4m wide in residential products.
Now the leading flooring sold and for very good reasons.
Vinyl planks are cost effective and a lot cheaper than any timber flooring option on the market. They are not cold like tiles and do not have grout lines that let’s be honest only get dirty.
The technology that has developed the new designs of vinyl planks has created what we call 4th Generation; this means that the print you see is also the texture you feel. The micro bevel edge creates a real timber look when critical light reflects, new colours constantly coming out (hundreds to choose from).
Vinyl is a solid product that is glued to the subfloor, waterproof and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Is suited for areas such as wet areas, Kitchens or even hospitals. These vinyls are a specialised range that needs to meet certain slip ratings and wear layers for the safety of others.
Installation is different to any other vinyl flooring it requires trained and specialised installers.
We here at Totally Flooring Gold Coast have the experience that you require to do any job.
Rubber flooring can be used in numerous ways. Such as acoustic rubber underlay for tiles or timber flooring to meet acoustic sound reports for body corporate or for your own personal reasons.
Rubber absorbs sound and stops sound from passing through which is a massive bonus to any flooring when used as an underlay.
If you are using Rubber Flooring such as for a gym, conference room, walk areas or even maybe an entrance way always listen to the experts in the trade as there are many decisions to make. One of these is it should always be installed by qualified installer and another really important tip is always make sure you have your rubber flooring sealed; this ensures you that the product will be easy maintenance and last you a lifetime.
Rubber comes in all different thickness, colours, shape and length to sit the requirements you need.
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Benefits of Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring really comes into its own in the kitchen and bathroom. These are usually the two busiest rooms in any home, and their floors see a lot of foot traffic. They are also places where water and other substances are likely to be spilled.
One of the major advantages of vinyl flooring is that it’s easy to clean. With a quick wipe with a cloth or mop, any spillages are history.
Vinyl also resists wear very well. As a tough polymer, it is not affected by feet, shoes, boots or even furniture. As it’s so easy to clean, all areas can look good as new whatever punishment they take.
The vinyl flooring Gold Coast families love also offers flexibility and value for money. It comes in sheeting or tiles, for a start.
Sheeting is the most cost effective and is also easiest to clean. If you have a lot of floor space, sheeting is probably the most practical vinyl application.
Tiles, on the other hand, can be arranged however you like, and replaced individually if needs be.
Many people like vinyl tiles as they can resemble ceramic or wood floor coverings. They can also be mixed up colour-wise to give rooms an individual touch. If one or two tiles get damaged they are easy to replace.
Vinyl is great value for money. In fact, it’s often the most affordable floor covering on the market. All in all, vinyl has a lot of benefits for the modern home!
Vinyl Planks At A Glance
Vinyl planks offer a timber or tile look effect without the maintenance and worry of sever damages. Experience a softer and warmer underfoot feel with the added peace of mind of being 100% waterproof.
How are vinyl planks made?
They are constructed in layers primarily from calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and pigments structured between backing layers and the top photographic layer which is coated in a PVC embossed wear layer (to provide texture) and lastly it’s PU or Protective coating.
What thickness do vinyl planks come in?
Vinyl planks come in various thicknesses from 2mm-5mm combined also with varying thicknesses of protective wear layers. A common miss conception is that the thicker the vinyl, the better the quality, or harder wearing it will be. This is a myth. The performance and durability of the product comes mostly down to the thickness of it’s wear layer (also referred to as it’s PU coating) anything with a PU coating of .5mm and above is considered commercial/ heavy duty and is used widely in shopping centres all across Australia so is more than suitable for the wear and tear of everyday domestic homes.
Do vinyl planks actually look like timber?
Another major factor in the quality of a vinyl plank is determined by the definition of the photographic layer which gives it it’s “realistic” appearance to timber (or tile) and also the amount (if any) of repetition that occurs within this. As with most things you really do get what you pay for and you will find that more expensive suppliers on the market spend a lot more attention to details such as these and therefore you pay a premium for their products.
When would I choose vinyl planks?
If you have varying floor heights to consider or do not wish to remove and re-fit your skirting boards then Vinyl planks might be the option for you. Offering a more flexible plank that it’s floating floor comparisons – vinyl planks can be ramped to meet differing floor heights within your home if required. They also offer great acoustic properties for multi-level dwellings, with 5mm products usually meeting current Australian standards without the need for an additional acoustic underlay.
What else should I know about Vinyl planks?
One important factor to consider, that we cannot stress enough! (as with any flooring) is subfloor preparation. We will assess your independent situation and determine the best options for your individual needs as each home is unique and therefore there is no “standard” option for everyone. To meet current Australian Standards we will ALWAYS supply and install a skim coat prior to installation of vinyl to prime your concrete subfloor, and- if required, look at alternate measures of concrete grinding, self-levelling compounds or the use of installing ply board sheeting etc. to adequately prepare your floor. Failure to do so correctly will result in visible imperfections in your floor such as gapping planks, a “wavy” appearance with light or visible tile grout impressions (if installed over tiles incorrectly) and will in most cases void your product warranties from the suppliers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Aside from affordability, vinyl is waterproof, hardwearing and easy to maintain. Talk to our team about installing vinyl floors at your home on the Gold Coast today.
This depends on the size of the room and the complexity of the job, however it’s likely your vinyl installation will not take any longer than a day.
Vinyl flooring tends to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, especially if they have been well installed and consistently cleaned and maintained.