Uses of Vinyl Flooring

Jim Williams
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Did you know that vinyl can be used for more than just flooring applications? Take a look at some of  its uses:

  • Protection Against Leaks: Line the bottom of a cabinet, under a sink, under a washer or dryer unit, or in a garage to prevent water damage.
  • Create a Paper Shade: Create a design by sticking small tile pieces, trimmed into shapes, to the inside of a lamp shade.
  • Protect Your Wood Floors: Use leftover vinyl to protect the legs of your furniture from scratching a hardwood floor.
  • Create a Backsplash: Cover the wall behind the washer and dryer or the utility sink for a hit of color and an easy wipe-clean surface.
  • Customize Walls, Shutters, Panels, or Doors: Color up a room with colorful or patterned vinyl accents.

The Benefits

Vinyl flooring is one of the most popular types of flooring for a reason: It is affordable, versatile, and easy to install. Let’s take a deeper dive into the benefits of vinyl flooring:

  • Get Any Flooring Look: Once of the reasons vinyl is a popular flooring option is because of its versatility. Vinyl is offered in many shapes, colors, and finishes, and is also able to be cut into custom shapes. Many homeowners appreciate this creative freedom when designing and renovating their floors.
  • A Look for Every Design Taste: Whether you prefer the natural look of wood or the bold appearance of stone and tile, vinyl is available in these looks and more. Choose from endless looks to create a floor that suits your taste.
  • A Cut Above: Not only can you choose the color and finish of vinyl flooring for your home, you can also cut your tiles into different shapes and create a totally customizable look. From an intricate and colorful mosaic to a simple but original pattern, there is no limit to the design possibilities vinyl offers.
  • Color Me Creative: Beyond the finish and design of your floor, you can also choose a variety of colored finishes. Blues, reds, greys, and a variety of earth tones are available for the creative do-it-yourself project lover. If your manufacturer doesn’t offer the color you’re looking for, keep in mind many vinyl floor options can be stained and painted the color of your choosing.

While vinyl is beautiful and versatile in its design, it’s also widely used for its affordability and resilience. Vinyl can withstand high traffic, spills, and stains, making it a great and functional choice for many residential and commercial applications.


This Old House, “10 Uses for Vinyl