Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl Flooring for Your Michigan Home or Office

Mans Lumber & Millwork has been serving homeowners, businesses, and contractors in Michigan for generations. We are dedicated to high-quality products and services. You can always count on our team to assist you with all of your vinyl flooring needs. As local experts, our team of professionals can help you find the right vinyl flooring for your new residential or commercial renovation project. Vinyl flooring is a great option for homeowners looking for a cost-conscious solution for their floor. Because of its durability and low maintenance, it is also an excellent choice for your business. We are dedicated to helping our customers find the perfect products and materials for their next project. Contact our team today to get started with your installation estimate.

Should I Install Vinyl Flooring In My Home?

Whether you're building a new home or renovating an existing one, the type of flooring you choose is one of the most significant decisions you'll have to make. You want to maximize your return on investment while improving the look of your home. There are a wide variety of flooring options available to you. However, vinyl plank flooring may be the right choice for many homeowners. Its versatility means it can be installed in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or any room in your home. Vinyl plank flooring provides a variety of benefits, including:

  • Simple Installation – Vinyl flooring is easy to install. It can be installed directly over your existing floors during home renovations, helping to save you time and money on removing old flooring. It can also be installed over the subfloor.

  • Comfort – Vinyl is one of the softer floor types available on the market. It is flexible and comfortable to walk on. It also helps muffle the sounds of footsteps, which is ideal for parents with pets or children.

  • Durable – If you need a flooring type that can withstand a lot of foot traffic, vinyl flooring is the right choice. When properly installed, vinyl flooring can last up to 20 years.

  • Low Maintenance – Outside of routine mopping and sweeping, there aren't any unique care plans you need to follow to ensure your vinyl flooring looks great.

  • Affordable – If affordability is a top consideration for your renovation, look no further than vinyl flooring. It is a long-lasting flooring type that rivals the beauty of more expensive options.

  • Style – Vinyl flooring can be manufactured in a wide variety of colors and styles to meet your home's design aesthetic.

What's the Difference Between Laminate and Vinyl Flooring?

Some homeowners may think that vinyl flooring and laminate flooring at interchangeable or even the same thing. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, both flooring types have unique qualities that make them ideal for certain types of installation. When you choose Mans Lumber & Millwork for your installation, we will go over these differences with you in depth, so you can better understand how to choose the right flooring type for you. Below are a few key differences between laminate and vinyl flooring.

  • Material – Vinyl is made using 100% synthetic material, while the core of laminate flooring is made from wood byproducts and a resin coating to help protect it.

  • Waterproof – Due to how it is manufactured, vinyl plank flooring is waterproof and can be installed around showers, sinks, and toilets. Laminate, on the other hand, if exposed to moisture, can begin to break down.

  • Installation – Both laminate and vinyl flooring offer a simple installation method that generally entails a tongue and groove. They are both ideal flooring types for DIY home renovations.

How Do I Properly Maintenance My Vinyl Floor?

Many home and business owners throughout Michigan choose vinyl flooring for their renovation projects because it’s easy to clean. While it's an extremely durable flooring option, it still must be properly maintained to ensure its beauty and longevity. In fact, with the right cleaning routine, you can expect your vinyl flooring to last for decades. Knowing these small cleaning tips will help ensure you get the most from your vinyl floors.

  • Sweep Loose Dirt – While it may not seem like a pressing threat, over time, loose dirt can scratch your floor’s surface, which can lead to a further decline in its look and durability.

  • Wipe Up Spills – It's true that vinyl flooring is water-resistant. However, you should always use a paper towel or cloth to remove spills. Never let water air dry on your vinyl flooring.

  • Avoid Stiff Bristles – Stiff bristles and steel wool can have the same effect on your vinyl flooring as dirt. When cleaning your floors, use a mop or sponge with soft bristles.

Choose the Right Vinyl Flooring Experts

At Mans Lumber & Millwork, our design and installation team will work closely with you to determine the best style of vinyl flooring for your home or office. Customers can visit our showroom and browse our selection for inspiration for their own designs. Contact us today to get started.