It sounds like a throwback from the 1970s but it’s anything but retro. Luxury vinyl flooring has had a complete makeover since your grandmother sang its praises in her kitchen. Put your prejudices away and take a new look at Vinyl Flooring 2.0.
Vinyl flooring became popular in the 1960s and 1970s housing boom when it was recognized as a cheap and cheerful floor option for kitchens and bathrooms. Vinyl has stood the test of time because of its durability and its resistance to moisture, stains and heavy use.
The next generation of vinyl flooring is Pure SPC, engineered from multiple layers of advanced materials with optimum qualities, making it a great option for modern homes. It is called Pure SPC because of its solid core of Stone Plastic Composite, which is strong and durable enough to withstand changes in temperature in your home without shrinking or cracking. It can even be laid on floors that are warmed by underfloor heating pipes.
Instead of a roll of vinyl, Republic’s Pure SPC luxury vinyl is supplied in the form of planks that snap into place easily, making it flexible and easy to install. For extra convenience, the planks are supplied with Republic’s proprietary Bio-GuardTM anti-bacterial underlayment padding already attached to the underside of each ﬂoor plank. This not only makes installation quicker but it also oﬀers excellent noise insulation benefits.
Vinyl flooring didn’t only become thicker and more robust, but it became more glamorous. The joy of Pure SPC is the thick surface layer of vinyl which can be printed and embossed with an infinite variety of designs. You can choose a cool stone or ceramic tile effect, or create a complete wood-style floor that looks and feels like real timber, but without the splinters! Pure SPC luxury vinyl is a great way to add a classy look to your home at a fraction of the cost of real tiles or wood.
In the old days, vinyl linoleum floors were found mostly in kitchens and bathrooms, but today people are choosing to install Pure SPC through their entire house. In the bedroom, it is a super-comfortable surface to stand on in bare feet, because it is warm and textured. Look for designs with a non-slip finish for bathrooms, and a scratch-resistant surface if you have pets in your home. Republic’s Pure SPC flooring is guaranteed to look great for 25 years, which makes it one of the most affordable, attractive and durable flooring options available today.