ID recommending vinyl flooring for BTO - Any bad experience?

4 years ago
last modified: 2 years ago

Hello Houzz, I just recently got the keys to my new flat and also just got an ID to renovate the place. My ID is recommending vinyl flooring, saying that it lasts long and is really popular. Is that true? I don't know much about vinyl flooring and was initially thinking of marble flooring. Both my wife and I are quite swayed by the vinyl flooring idea, but is there any disadvantage to it? Does anyone have any bad experience with their vinyl flooring to share with us? Tks!

Comments (9)

  • PRO
    4 years ago

    Hi, vinyl flooring is quite the trend now as its waterproof and supposedly more resilient than parquet or laminate. It allows owners to save on reno costs as you can simply overlay on existing flooring without any issues. There are many different brands out there so do make some comparisons before you decide.

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  • PRO
    ERStudio Pte Ltd
    3 years ago

    There are many different brands and grades of vinyl flooring. Do look out for the thickness (typically 5mm and above) and more importantly, the wear layer.

  • PRO
    3 years ago

    Hi Yusof, Congratulations on your new home. Vinyl flooring has been around for a long time and its quite a good low cost flooring material.

    Marble on the other hand as you had wished for is not an easy flooring to maintain as it can stain easily and if not laid properly can also have water marks depending on the quality used.

    Vinyl, because of its low cost can be changed to refresh and give a new look to your home after a few years.

    Chiquit's article on 10 reasons to consider Vinyl flooring is great, read it.

    All the best.

  • Melanie Chan
    last year

    Some popular vinyl flooring ideas for your new house or renovation http://thefloorgallery.sg/trendy-vinyl-flooring-ideas/

  • Roy Thatsme
    last year

    I've used Quikstep laminated flooring for more than 10 years and it still looks as good as the day it was laid but it's not "trendy" with designers at the moment. Does give a wonderful visual warmth to the home and great comfort underfoot. It is also easily replaced and re-laid if wanted. Tends to creak a bit when you walk on it. I've had high quality vinyl floors overseas and did not like it because it feels very hard and unforgiving underfoot. The comfort of walking across a sprung floor is lovely. You would have a hard floor with marble so maybe vinyl is OK for you though. Enjoy your new home!

  • PRO
    Metallic Epoxy Singapore
    11 months ago

    Hi Yusof, before making a decision on Vinyl, perhaps reading through some background information will help! Vinyl is one of the cheapest and easiest to replace, but is it worth that savings? Find out in our post https://www.metallicepoxy.sg/is-vinyl-the-right-material-for-your-home/ here!

  • PRO
    couture Living Pte Ltd
    9 months ago

    I would vote for marble flooring invest on a nice n good flooring n you will never regret it...... the classic look that last forever since Pisa was built.

  • PRO
    AX Image Group
    7 months ago

    It depends on the design theme of your house, as well as your allocated budget. Do note there are various grades of vinyl flooring, so you may want to do some comparisons. End of the day, choose whichever flooring you like!

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