Vinyl flooringThere is another option for sets the tone floor of our home beside the parquet. With some advantages like reasonable price an easy installation, here is the alternative

PVC or vinyl flooring

Whether they are called vinyl floors or PVC floors, they have one common denominator: plastic. They are thus made of several thicknesses whose number is characteristic of the quality. Coatings that are transposed in many prints: wood, concrete, tiles, etc.

It exists :

Vinyl: a flexible and waterproof core, a backdrop and two protective upper layers (a transparent wear layer and a protective upper layer)

The hard PVC floor: a rigid, water-resistant PVC core, a decor, an acrylic surface with a brushed structure

Other hard floor coverings with a vinyl layer (which allows for an easy installation as a laminate)

His advantages? In addition to its ease of installation and maintenance, its resistance to water, its acoustic comfort and its reasonable price, this type of soil is particularly valued for its decorative added value. The true chameleon, it can imitate all the materials (wood, tiling, concrete, etc.) and display multiple motifs. A must  give style to our rooms!

Be careful, however, because depending on its composition, it can degrade faster than other coatings and be more or less resistant.

Plastic flooring: for which room (s)?

Vinyl floors and PVC floors can be used in all living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, bathrooms and toilets.

In short? It is less resistant but allows an everyday maintenance.

Cork flooring

Very particular wood, the cork is not visible to the naked eye. This is actually an optical image layer stuck on the agglomerated cork.

His advantages? Ecological and pleasant, the cork floor combines comfort, thermal insulation, and acoustics. The multitude of styles available allows you to use cork in all types of interiors. Not to mention that its floating pose is ultra easy.

Cork flooring: for which room (s)?

Cork tiles are ideal for living rooms, such as kitchens or bathrooms, and are also popular in the living rooms, from the living room to the bedrooms.

In short? The cork floor is very good sound and thermal insulation.


All different, soils each have their own identity! And not to go astray before making your choice , nothing like a little recap.

  • The entrance hall, hallway, and other passage room> nothing like an easy-care floor covering, resistant even to humidity.
  • The kitchen, living room, dining room and other living room> alongside the aesthetics of the soil, do not neglect certain criteria: resistance to time, shocks and possible aggression (water, stains, and soiling, etc.) and ease of maintenance.
  • The adult bedroom and the office> the priority is style and comfort, not to mention good sound insulation.
  • The child’s room> the characteristic of choice is undoubtedly sound insulation. The floor must also be strong, hygienic and comfortable.
  • The bathroom and the toilet> our choice must be on a floor that adapts to wet environments and is thus resistant to water and other splashes.

It is also important to know that different floors and flooring are available in different formats:

  • The wide blade: a trendy format that adapts to all styles
  • The frieze or monogamy: a board with a format and a single and classic width
  • The 2 or 3 friezes: lamellae of identical sizes assembled glued together on a support to form a single blade

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