To many, the concept of vinyl flooring may conjure up the idea of a functional, bland, sterile material; the kind of thing that would not look out of place in a clinical environment such as a doctor’s waiting room or a kitchen.
Of course, such a view would be right out of date. While vinyl does indeed have the advantage of being easy to clean, less likely to harbour germs than many other surfaces and durable enough to deal with lots of footfalls, to only think of it like this would be to ignore the sort of developments that have taken place in the creation of vinyl flooring products to make it a pleasant, attractive household material.
The arrival on the scene of cushioned vinyl flooring is one example. Now, as well as being durable, waterproof, easy to clean and available in a wide range of colours, patterns and mock materials, vinyl comes with surfaces that offer genuine give, allowing for a softness underfoot that some might have found hard to imagine.
In simple design terms, cushion vinyl flooring comes with a layer of foam embedded in the material. This makes the floor softer and springy in a way few other materials – expect perhaps cork – can manage.
The advantages are obvious. Rather than be stood on a hard floor while preparing food, those visiting the kitchen can spend extensive amounts of time on their feet without this causing discomfort. Such a material may also be good when young children are around, with the padding against impacts complementing the ease of cleaning, which can help with all kinds of accidents during times of play.
All of this provides good reason to consider vinyl cushion flooring in the home. The issue of where to get it can be resolved by RhinoFloor, which has a wide range of 3 mm and 2.5 mm vinyl cushion floors. Some of these are in its supergrip range, which are specifically designed to be slip proof, even if the surface gets wet, all of which makes the floor even safer.
So when it comes to keeping it cushioned, there is definitely a vinyl solution.
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