Tile Flooring vs Vinyl Flooring

Tiles have been used as a flooring solution for centuries. Tile flooring has traditionally been used indoors and for outdoor environments to provide a hard wearing and easy to clean surface. Tile flooring is typically available in a wide range of colours, styles, and individual tile sizes and shapes. This versatility makes tile flooring appealing as it can fit with any environment and décor.

One of the biggest problems with tiles is that they attract and build up unsightly stains in their grout. Grout can be difficult to clean and may even require the services of a professional cleaner from time to time, to get the tiles looking new again.

Tile flooring is naturally hard and rigid under foot which may be a consideration for small children, babies and even for stand-up areas like kitchens and laundries. Tile flooring is probably not a good choice of flooring to use in a comfortable living area.

Being such a hard material, tiles have a natural acoustic effect which can dramatically alter the noise level and sound of a room. Vinyl flooring, on the other hand absorbs sound much better and will therefore help your room stay quieter.

Another consideration with tile flooring is breakage, virtually any brittle or glass item will break or shatter if dropped on tile flooring. Vinyl flooring on the other hand, is soft and comfortable to walk and stand on and is much less likely to break or shatter a dropped item. Anyone who has even broken glass knows that it tends to leave a lot of small pieces which even after a thorough clean and vacuum can be found often weeks or months later. If you have small children this can be a worry.

Vinyl flooring is scratch and stain resistant and is perfect for wet areas. With a variety of textures to choose from it’s easy to choose a non-slip surface.

Vinyl flooring is versatile in many practical ways including, being comfortable under foot, robust and hard wearing, easy to clean, low maintenance, easy to install, and available in a wide choice of colours, designs and textures. Add to this the affordability and it’s easy to see why so many people choose vinyl flooring for their homes.

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Find out more about vinyl flooring

Integra Direct is a Gold Coast based business offering a wide range of vinyl flooring for residential homes. We aim to provide the best advice possible when it comes to vinyl flooring. We specialise in advice, products, and tools for DIY vinyl flooring.

As industry professionals, you are also guaranteed the best price on our entire range of vinyl flooring, and a delivery right to your door or to a depot close to you.

If you’re looking for beautiful flooring on a budget, consider a DIY solution combined with our special offers of discontinued and clearance stock. You’ll be amazed at the results you’ll get. With our vinyl flooring range and expert advice on hand you can have the look of upscale timber flooring or tile flooring without the cost of tiles or timber and with all the practical benefits of vinyl flooring.

Love the appearance of tile flooring but not the cost? Vinyl flooring has many of the same benefits. Call 1300 852 432 on the Gold Coast

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Loose Lay Vinyl

Loose lay is the fantastic do-it-yourself glueless floor system, that has taken Australia by storm! It is a non-click vinyl plank/tile which is laid by just butting up the edges to each other tightly.

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Glue Down Vinyl

Glue Vinyl is perfect for young families because it’s cost effective, low maintance and provides a fantastic realistic look. Another benefit of vinyl flooring is how durable it is.

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Click Together Vinyl

Click together vinyl planks interlock together to create a realistic wood or stone look. They can be glued down or installed as a floating floor. Click together can be installed with minimal tools.

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Self Adhesive Vinyl

Self adhesive vinyl planks are coated with a layer of pressure sensitive glue. This means that you can simply pull off the paper separator and the planks are ready to be installed.

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Carpet Tiles

More and more people are saving money by laying their own flooring, and carpet tiles are getting increasingly popular as they are becoming more economical and easy to maintain.

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Our specials are readily available, they either discontinued stock or cancelled orders from the manufacturers. All are perfect quality and come with the full manufacturer warranty.

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