Vinyl floors: An affordable, low maintenance choice

Costen Floors offers an array of vinyl flooring options that are ideal for a wide range of applications. Ask your Costen Floors consultant to determine if a vinyl floor is the right choice for your needs.

Considering vinyl floors?

What are the advantages of vinyl floors?
  • Vinyl is water resistant and very affordable.
  • A variety of colors and styles are available, making it possible to bring a new look into your home.
  • It can be ideal for kitchen and bathroom floor applications as an alternative to ceramic tile.
  • New "floating" vinyl floors are available that flex with the house and don’t show seams or flooring imperfections as easily.

Are there any disadvantages to vinyl?
  • Vinyl can be cut by the feet of heavy furniture or refrigerators, etc. if you drag them over the vinyl flooring.
  • Vinyl is not ideal for formal or cozy areas of the home.

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Vinyl cleaning and maintenance information

Basic maintenance:
  • Sweep or vacuum regularly (Don’t use the beater bar on your vacuum).
  • Wash your floor occasionally with vinyl cleaning product.
  • For tougher cleaning problems, use a floor stripper (except if you have acrylic grout).

Floor protection:
  • When moving appliances or heavy furniture, lay a plywood panel on your floor and "walk" the item across it to prevent scuffs and tears.
  • Use floor protectors on furniture legs to reduce indentations.
  • Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture brought into your home.
  • Purchase floor care products and floor protectors at Costen Floors or go to your local home center.
  • Don’t use detergents, abrasive cleaners, or "mop and shine" products, as they may leave a dull film on your floor.
  • Don’t use paste wax or solvent-based polishes.
  • Don’t use highly abrasive scrubbing tool.