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Pros and Cons of Adding Vinyl Floorsby Allison E. Beatty
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If your vinyl flooring has seen better days, you may be debating whether to replace them with vinyl or another material. This type of project can make a big difference when combined with cabinet refacing. Here's how to decide.
Vinyl Flooring Adds ValueIf you are looking for a cost effective kitchen floor, then vinyl flooring could be the answer. Vinyl often is 50 to 70 percent less expensive than natural wood or some ceramic tile. Vinyl manufacturers also have greatly expanded their offerings in the last 10 years to include:
Consider Type of Vinyl FlooringVinyl flooring is sold in sheets or tiles. Here's the difference:
Vinyl Flooring Is Low Maintenance AlternativeVinyl flooring also is durable and easy to clean. If you are debating between vinyl flooring and natural wood, for example, consider that wood requires more maintenance. With vinyl flooring, you just sweep, vacuum and occasionally wet mop the floor. Vinyl typically does not require waxing or polishing.
Other Vinyl Flooring FactorsThere is a downside to vinyl flooring, however. Vinyl is not as durable as wood, which can last for 100 year or more. Some people prefer the more natural look of wood as part of their kitchen design. Vinyl also can scratch or dent, depending on how it's used. Also be careful of:
Vinyl flooring is a stylish, economical material that can add value to your kitchen design. As you plan a kitchen cabinet refacing project, consider whether this material also will suit your needs.
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer who has been writing home improvement columns for 15 years.