A Guide To Vinyl Flooring

An image of a hallway with vinyl flooring and a chandelier


If you’re sat in the living room thinking that you want to change your carpet flooring but aren’t sure which other options are available to you, Floor Factory may have the answer! In our latest blog post, we tell you all you need to know about Vinyl flooring and why it can make a great addition to your home.

Vinyl Flooring: What Is It?

Vinyl flooring is made up of synthetic material. There are two types you can choose from: sheet flooring or tile flooring. These are both pretty self-explanatory, sheet flooring gives the appearance of seamless coverage whereas tile flooring makes it look like you have tiles. Choosing between the two is entirely down to preference and what look you’re going for in your home. An advantage of this type of flooring is that there are so many styles to choose from, you have full creative reign over what goes in your home.

Thanks to being extremely durable, vinyl flooring does well in locations with heavy foot traffic. It’s also scratch, stain and water resistant, making it perfect for use in kitchens or bathrooms. You can finally say goodbye to worrying about damage to your floor!

Lastly, vinyl has a very smooth surface, which makes it comfortable to walk on – even for bare feet and crawling toddlers. Additionally, it reduces the noise of footsteps, so you won’t get distracted by any kids running around.


There are just a few considerations to keep in mind when installing. Most importantly, to achieve the best appearance and make the vinyl last as long as possible, it’s recommended it’s laid on an even and flat surface. If not, any bumps or imperfections will show through. It’s good to remember that textures can eventually show through as well, so well-sanded plywood is recommended as an underlayer.


Vinyl flooring is an affordable option and, combined with its durability, it’s become popular throughout households. It, of course, depends on which you buy, whether its tile or sheet, patterned or not patterned, and where you buy your supply.

Floor Factory: Vinyl Flooring in Derby

Here at Floor Factory, we stock a wide range of vinyl flooring options at affordable prices with free local delivery and an excellent fitting service. Visit our showroom in Derby to see our samples, or for more information call us on 01332 986261 or get in touch via our online contact form.