vinyl tile_jacqueline moore_163122623For many, the word “vinyl” conjures images of their grandmother’s kitchen floor – not necessarily what most homeowners aspire their dream home to look like. Fortunately, today’s vinyl flooring is made in many different forms and can be a great choice over other flooring types. Here at Floor Coverings International of Waukesha and Brookfield, we’ve complied a fact list on vinyl flooring as a resource in your decision making process.


  • Same look, lower cost – Vinyl flooring can be made to look like stone, tile, and even wood flooring, but is available for less. If you are trying to achieve a certain look and don’t care about whether the material is vinyl or the real thing, vinyl flooring is a great option for you! With new products like luxury vinyl tiles and luxury vinyl planks, vinyl looks and feels even better than before.
  • Durability – Do you want hardwood floors in your kitchen, but are afraid of warping or water damage? Vinyl flooring gives you the same classy appearance, but is incredibly resistant to water damage. This makes vinyl a great option for bathrooms and laundry rooms as well. It is also a great choice in high traffic areas as it is resistant to scuffs and scratches.
  • Recyclable – Vinyl is actually a plastic, and billions of pounds of it are recycled each year. Vinyl is used in the medical field as the material for tubing, IV bags, etc., in the food industry as a way of keeping food fresh during storage, and has many other practical uses. This makes vinyl an earth-friendly option for consumers.


If you are interested in learning more about vinyl flooring, or want to schedule your free in-home consultation, call us today at Floor Coverings International of Waukesha and Brookfield. We look forward to hearing from you!

Photo: Jacqueline Moore