If you are looking for an affordable and durable material for your floor, then vinyl tiles may be a good option for you.

This material is waterproof and can last for up to ten years. However, apart from affordability, there may be some drawbacks to installing vinyl for your floors.  

Vinyl tiles, a hit or miss?

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Let’s have a look at whether vinyl floors can weather the storm of foot traffic through your home.

Vinyl tiles are waterproof

Depending on the installation, vinyl flooring is water resistant, as long as water does not impact the adhesive. Once water seeps underneath these tiles, this can lead to cracking and peeling.

Otherwise, these tiles are pretty durable and can survive some exposure to water. So cleaning and spills will not be much of an issue.


Vinyl tiling is generally much cheaper than ceramic or wooden tiles. This is an added bonus as replacing them is not very costly.

Since vinyl tiles are installed using adhesive, this means installation and removal are easy processes. The process is so simple that it could be your next DIY project.


While vinyl flooring is durable, the tiles are subject to wear and tear over time. An indication that the material needs replacing would be the peeling and cracking as a result of water damage or from foot traffic over time.

To take care of your tiles, make use of a sponge mop and make sure to wipe spills immediately to avoid water seeping between and underneath the vinyl flooring and causing damage.

Vinyl and your bathroom

You may install vinyl in your bathroom or shower. Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and vinyl planks have amazing water resistance.

Therefore, vinyl flooring can be used in the bathroom area where they are likely to be in contact with water.

Final verdict

Vinyl tiles are an absolute yay. They are not only durable but affordable as well. They serve a multipurpose function and with proper installation and care, they can last you for quite a long time. 

Also see: 5 new ways to use tiles as decor rather than flooring

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