To many, the concept of vinyl flooring may conjure up the idea of a functional, bland, sterile material; the kind of thing that would not look out of place in a clinical environment such as a doctor’s waiting room or a kitchen.
Of course, such a view would be right out of date. While vinyl does indeed have the advantage of being easy to clean, less likely to harbour germs than many other surfaces and durable enough to deal with lots of footfalls, to only think of it like this would be to ignore the sort of developments that have taken place in the creation of vinyl flooring products to make it a pleasant, attractive household material.
The arrival on the scene of cushioned vinyl flooring is one example. Now, as well as being durable, waterproof, easy to clean and available in a wide range of colours, patterns and mock materials, vinyl comes with surfaces that offer genuine give, allowing for a softness underfoot that some might have found hard to imagine.