When faced with home renovations decisions, choosing flooring or tiles is a dilemma faced by most people. Below is a detailed and precise analyst that we hope will be useful.
Tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as table tops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications.
Vinyl flooring is a new type of resilient flooring in the market. At Floor Xpert, we have the LURF flooring which is manufactured from 100% virgin material and free of phthalates. It is a cost saving substitute for natural wood, concrete, ceramic, tiles and marble.
The benefits of LURF flooring:
The key focus for home renovations is comfort. Choosing LURF flooring can meet the comfort criteria as vinyl flooring is splinter free and a pleasure to walk on, barefoot. Thanks to their excellent water-resistance, it is also the perfect choice for wet areas such as bathrooms or kitchens.
Room temperature is also very important. Vinyl flooring has the best room temperature when it comes to flooring.
Buying from Floor Xpert includes delivery and installation which is very convenient.
The benefits of tiles:
Tiles are durable and easy to maintain. However certain stains are not easily removable or may even leave a mark.
Tiles are water-proof and is more long lasting than wood flooring.
Despite the benefits we still have our concerns.
Concern 1: Thermal Performance
Do you know LURF flooring can withstand high changing temperature conditions. It is the most stable vinyl product allowing it to be installed floating in any room. LURF flooring when compare to tiles, has better thermal performance especially when it comes to wet season which can get quite cold in tropical Singapore.
Concern 2: Slip resistance
Vinyl flooring is more slip resistant than tiles. If your family consists of eldering and children, vinyl flooring will be most suitable. Not only that, vinyl flooring reduces noise disturbance.
Concern 3: Abrasion Performance
As both materials are very different, the abrasion performance also defers. However in comparison, vinyl flooring has better durability. LURF flooring is also tested to be abrasion resistant, thanks to its strong impact resistant PVC core.
Concern 4: Environmental Friendly
The reason why everyone tend to have second thoughts about wood flooring is the concern if it is environmentally friendly. Now the vinyl flooring market is basically in accordance with the standards. At Floor Xpert, we are conscious that the world in which you live in doesn’t consist of just stylish interiors. It is equally a world that radiates respect for our natural environment. In terms of environmental protection, tiles has a winning edge over wood flooring. However if you buy inferior tiles, there will still be hidden factors. That is precisely why we continually do our best to keep the environment impact of our products and processes to a minimum.
Concern 5: Sensuality
When it comes to visual sensuality, tiles may portray a sense of coldness to people given its material. On the other hand, vinyl flooring will be a better choice when it comes to sensuality comfort due to the wide range of warm colours and designs.
Concern 6: Aesthetic Look
Vinyl flooring projects a natural and comfortable feeling. Not only that, it is at a comfortable thermal insulation temperature. However, aesthetic preferences differs for each individual.
Concern 7: Daily Maintenance
For daily home living, cleaning and maintenance are very important. Both materials have their plus points. LURF flooring comes with unique Scratch and StainGuard technology, it is designed to withstand the rigours of active lifestyle for many years. LURF flooring can also reduce noise disturbance.
Concern 8: Interior Design Effect
Vinyl flooring gives people a warm and comfortable feeling and comes in a wide variety of colours and designs, therefore the final results will be nice.
Tiles are more suitable for people who are pursuing a more customized look. When laying, tiles can create different patterns or a specific style, the final work can be self-evident.
Concern 9: Price Point
Tiles and vinyl flooring has different pricing grades. Tiles will need to take into factor the transportation costs, whereas vinyl flooring will be transportation and installation costs. After comparison, vinyl flooring prices is still lower and not to mention also the lifetime workmanship warranty