Vinyl flooring: for every room in your home and garden

Date posted: 17/11/20

You have probably seen the sheer wealth of choice in vinyl flooring these days – it can perfectly mimic tiles and wood and is available in every colour and design under the sun. You probably also know that it can be used in any room of the home and is an attractive, durable and affordable option for bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas alike, but have you considered installing it in your garden rooms?

Vinyl flooring is perfect for rooms such as conservatories, summerhouses and even sheds. You will get all the same benefits from vinyl flooring in your garden rooms as you will inside, including that it is a great insulator against drafts and noise and that it is soft and comfortable underfoot, even without footwear.

One of the things that make vinyl flooring so practical is that it is waterproof, which means it stands up well in humid spaces, such as kitchens, bathrooms and utilities. It doesn’t matter if you splash the floor as you get out of the bath or if there is the odd spillage, which is why vinyl has long been a popular bathroom and kitchen choice. It also makes it perfect for any room likely to have wet feet traipsing in from outside, such as conservatories and porches.

Vinyl is extremely easy to clean and can be mopped or wiped with a cloth if it gets dirty. This makes it ideally suited to summerhouses, where people will have to pass through the garden to enter and are bound to pick up soil, dirt, grass or other debris. If it is installed in an outside or garden-accessed room, you might not even have to vacuum; instead, simply sweep any debris out through the open door using a brush! If you have four-legged friends, vinyl is a great option, as muddy paw prints can be wiped away in seconds; what’s more, most types of vinyl will be hard-wearing enough to cope with sharp claws and won’t be damaged by your pets.

Finally, vinyl can be as affordable or luxe as you like. If your summerhouse is primarily used by the children as a playroom or to store garden furniture during the winter months, you probably won’t want to splash out on expensive flooring that will rarely be appreciated or even seen. Vinyl is available at all budgets, making it perfect for when you don’t want to spend too much but want a neat, clean finish.