Vinyl Flooring – Pros and Cons

October 28, 2021
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Since the 50’s, vinyl flooring has been a popular choice for homeowners looking for a cost-effective, low-maintenance, durable flooring option. Nowadays, there’s more choice in design, that the popularity of vinyl flooring has risen. We have an extensive range of Bournemouth vinyl flooring designs in both wood and tile effect in our shop and showroom, as well as contemporary patterned styles.

Are you looking for a tiled look for your kitchen, bathroom, or conservatory? Vinyl tiles may be a good option as they look like ceramic tiles, but the cost is significantly less and are much easier to install. Vinyl flooring is also available in wood-like planks, which may be more resistant to damage and less expensive than hardwood floors.

Vinyl flooring is easy to maintain, cost-effective and water-resistant and is therefore ideal for kitchen and bathrooms. The majority of our vinyl flooring products are slip-resistant and feel warm to the touch. We can enhance any room with vinyl flooring that can withstand heavy use and still look good. Our excellent range of Luxury Vinyl Flooring Tiles in Bournemouth replicate the natural beauty of wood, stone, slate, and marble and are designed for use in residential and commercial interiors. We have a huge showroom with a wide range of styles and designs of vinyl in Bournemouth to suit all tastes. While vinyl is economical and hard-wearing, it may not be the right choice for every home or project. So here are a few pros and cons of vinyl flooring to consider.

Pros of vinyl flooring

Easy Installation

Vinyl flooring usually comes in tiles or planks, which are easy to work with and can often be installed without a hammer to put them in place. Some vinyl flooring comes with a self-stick option, meaning you can install it by taking off the back and sticking it to the floor.


Vinyl flooring can withstand heavy use and footfall and reduce noise, making it an excellent choice for homeowners with pets and/or children. Unlike carpet and wood flooring, vinyl flooring holds up well with moisture, making it an ideal choice for bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and conservatories.


Vinyl is a big win when it comes to cost as it’s not nearly expensive as hardwood floors or carpets.

Cons of vinyl flooring

Difficult to remove

While vinyl flooring may be easy to install, removing it can be a little more complicated. The reason is that vinyl flooring is either glued down or has strong adhesive for those self-stick options and can require a lot of time and energy to remove.

More likely to be damaged by furniture

Vinyl flooring is considered a softer flooring option, so whilst it may be comfortable underfoot, it can be prone to damage from sharp objects, like sharp edges of furniture.


Vinyl has been an affordable and attractive flooring option for many homeowners over the years. With so many style options, it’s no wonder it’s as popular as it is. So, why not come and take a look at vinyl flooring here at QCF Bournemouth. We offer a home selection service where we bring vinyl samples to you in the comfort of your own home. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to make an appointment for Vinyl in Bournemouth at a time to suit you with one of our fitters.




We are Quality Carpets and Flooring, who specialise in carpet and vinyl flooring. We cater for both commercial and residential floor coverings in Bournemouth and surrounding areas providing a professional and efficient service, whatever your flooring requirements.

As part of our bespoke service, we will visit your home or premises, establish your needs and advise on the most suitable floor covering for each area - providing you with a competitive, no obligation quote.

We thrive on recommendation and pride ourselves in providing the expertise that will ensure our customers return to us time and time again.