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Can You Paint Vinyl Floors?

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Can You Paint Vinyl Floors?

We love vinyl flooring for so many reasons – not only are they extremely easy to clean and maintain, but they’re also the affordable sibling to the sometimes-temperamental hardwood flooring, which all-around, makes them a perfect, durable option for almost everyone!

For whatever reason, though, there has been a trend going around that bears some explaining. We love a good DIY, don’t get us wrong, but when it comes to your flooring, it’s always best to trust in professional vinyl flooring experts rather than try to experiment and do it yourself.

In recent years, there’s been an increase in DIYers who opt to pain their vinyl flooring. While in theory this may seem like a good idea, painting vinyl is actually NOT recommended and we’re here to tell you why.

Keep reading to find out all about vinyl flooring and why it’s really best to keep the paint on the walls, rather than the vinyl floors.

What is Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring is a type of flooring that is composed of a variety of different materials, that once combined, create a durable and affordable floor covering.

The most common types of vinyl flooring are: Luxury Vinyl tiles and vinyl roll. These two flooring options, though made of the same material, are constructed differently in order to create various effects (i.e. luxury vinyl is often purchased to imitate real wood.) The luxury vinyl planks you’ll find at Refloor are Constructed at the highest standards and are designed for homes but built to withstand the demands of a commercial environment.

Benefits of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is truly ideal for anyone. If you have pets, children, busy lives, or love to move furniture around, vinyl flooring is going to be the smartest option for you.

Luxury vinyl plank look and feels like hardwood, but is a fraction of the cost. They also keep splashes and spills on the surface, making cleanup incredibly easy.

How to Protect Vinyl Flooring

Even though vinyl flooring is waterproof, noise-reducing, and slip resistant, they still need a little protection here and there to ensure they continue to remain in working condition.

To protect your vinyl flooring, a majority of the time it will come down to simple maintenance: the occasional mopping and sweeping or for long-term care, applying felt pads to the base of furniture.

See? We weren’t lying when we said these floors are easy!

“Quick Fix” Paint Jobs are NOT Always the Best Solution

There is a reason that hardware stores don’t sell paint that’s made for vinyl flooring – it’s not a good decision.

Despite paint formulas coming a long way in the last century, it still is not recommended for vinyl flooring and this is for a few reasons:

You Can’t Refurbish Vinyl

Vinyl is not like hardwood. Once it’s scratched, cracked, or worn, it unfortunately can’t be refurbished in the same way that hardwood can. If you paint on top of vinyl flooring, there are numerous issues that can create a stressful and expensive mess to clean up (and who wants that?)

Always browse the vinyl selection when choosing your flooring to ensure that it will go with your home’s current esthetic, furniture, and any upcoming changes you plan to make. Don’t automatically go for the paint.

Vinyl is Designed to Repel Substances

Remember when we said vinyl is magic because it is waterproof and simple to clean? These functions also make it incredibly difficult for paint to adhere because the surface of vinyl is designed to repel water, stains, and every day wear that can cause damage.

You Might Be Painting Over Hidden Dirt

Vinyl is durable, but not impenetrable – there are ways for dirt, grime, or stains to adhere to the surface which will make your paint job an even bigger nightmare. These substances can cause your paint to chip and wear quickly – especially in high-traffic areas.

Trust the Experts at Refloor with Your Luxury Vinyl Floors

When it comes to the care and installation of your luxury vinyl flooring, there’s no one else that does it better than Refloor!

Our professional installation and customer service team are passionate about finding you the exact flooring that fits your family the best. If you’re in the Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, or Missouri area, we’re here to provide you with fast & easy financing options, professional next day installation, and free shop-at-home convenience!

Contact us today to get started building your dream floors!

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