The technology for making vinyl has advanced substantially. Modern vinyl, manufactured from pure, virgin vinyl pulp is considered one of the healthier options since it is free of plasticizers and petrochemicals, and the least expensive and/or easiest to install among the hypoallergenic choices is vinyl, hardwood, cork and linoleum.
Years ago when you opened the packaging for a brand new inflatable vinyl pool or a beach ball, the product had a strange smell. Those Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) have been eliminated so that there is no more smell or outgassing of anything even remotely toxic.
Pure linoleum is safe, too, but you must be careful since true linoleum is composed of linseed oil, natural pigments, wood flour, flax, jute, and powdered cork. The old linoleum from the 1950s actually contained asbestos, which means it is an environmental hazard than you might want to replace. Unfortunately, some modern linoleum manufacturers add petroleum distillates to their synthetic linoleum which can outgas for many months. Okay for normal humans—but hypersensitive people would
probably not fare as well.
If you have an outdoor pool and indoor hardwood, our Houston flooring people would probably suggest that vinyl flooring would make a great transition zone. This moisture resistant material can be a great choice if you get occasional incursions.
On a day to day basis, it is wonderful for kitchens, laundry rooms, recreation rooms, and dining rooms because it resists all the usual staining materials with ease. Being waterproof is just a bonus!
Vinyl is a great option
Although vinyl flooring is easy to install, it can be difficult to do so properly. To ensure that your vinyl is correctly fitted, the sub-floor must be prepared beforehand. Even if you are a DIY aficionado, let our professional flooring installation crew take care of this time-consuming job for you. We are more than happy to be at your service!
Of course there are so many choices for your vinyl flooring that it is absolutely essential for you to come down and visit our Flooring Showroom in Houston. We are more than happy to handle any flooring services that you need. Our extensive flooring warehouse and our knowledgeable staff members are at your disposal.