How do you know which to pick? Well, if you are living in Singapore, vinyl tiles would certainly be a better choice for you instead of homogeneous tiles. Maintaining a stable, moderate temperature, vinyl flooring is often recommended for homes in countries with erratic climates, such as Singapore’s.
Comfort levels aside, let’s take a deeper look at how homogeneous tiles compare to vinyl flooring:
Compared to classic homogeneous floor tiles, newly designed vinyl tiles come with stronger interlocking installation technology, making them a relatively sturdier flooring option.
Quality vinyl flooring tiles come equipped with high slip-resistance and have a greater load tolerance. As such, they are recommended for flooring in residential as well as commercial areas, where walk-in-traffic is heavy. On the other hand, homogeneous tiles are recommended mainly for residential purposes in Singapore.
Want the option of being able to change the flooring in your house in the future? Then vinyl flooring, such as Eco Protect Resilient Flooring Orchid+, is ideal, as it can simply be overlayed and glued onto your existing flooring. Certain vinyl flooring products, such as Eco Resilient Flooring and luxury vinyl tiles, can be installed and changed more easily as they do not require an adhesive for their installation. In contrast, more work is needed for homogeneous tiles. It requires having to hack off all existing flooring and use cement or sand to install it. Therefore, in terms of flexibility, vinyl tiles are a better flooring option.
On top of that, the newer range of vinyl flooring products have a wider variety of designs beyond their popular wood-look styles. They also have designs that look extremely similar to homogeneous tiles and stone tiles too. Certainly, while vinyl tiles may have some similar properties to homogeneous tiles, they are relatively better in terms of their commercial graded properties and flexible usage.
Ultimately, whether you are keen to install vinyl flooring or homogeneous tiles, the most important thing is to find a credible flooring contractor to do the job!
Look into their portfolios to see their past flooring projects. Ask them how they envision the final product to be, as different houses have different types of floor plans. After all, good workmanship is the foundation of long-lasting flooring at your premises.