Vinyl flooring also known as cushion flooring, is an inexpensive flooring used in a variety of buildings. Used for covering many floor types in domestic and commercial environments for example homes, hospitals, offices, schools, etc. vinyl flooring is extremely versatile due to its prevention of dirt built up as well as its ability of being extremely hard wearing.

There are endless design variations for cushion vinyls from realistic wood and stone to complex 3d geometric designs and an array of colourways, which are protected by a clear wear layer. The smooth, tough surface of the upper wear layer prevents the buildup of dirt, which prevents microbes from breeding hence making vinyl flooring ideal in kitchens and bathrooms. recently due to their realistic look to natural flooring we are seeing a lot of people using vinyl flooring in living rooms, dining rooms as well as bedrooms. Fuss free and functional; vinyl flooring is affordable, easy to clean and ideal for busy homes. Perfect for the bathroom, kitchen and conservatory; vinyl or lino flooring is family and pet friendly. Choose from a variety of realistic finishes including wood, tile, stone and mosaic to achieve a faultless finish in any room.

Vinyl plank is designed to resemble hardwood, and it comes in strips. You can find this product in a number of styles, each mimicking a specific type of wood, from oak to hickory and beyond. Because vinyl plank imitates hardwood, you’re sure to find a version that matches the rest of your home’s decor. Additionally, vinyl is the budget-friendly choice for renovators who want the look of hardwood without the challenging installation and cost.

Cushion flooring is super soft under your feet and is very low maintenance, available in multiple widths usually 2, 3, 4 and some available in 5 metres.

World of carpets has a vast range of cushion vinyl to suit all budgets whether you’re looking for a cheap flooring to spruce up a small area or a complex quality flooring with intricate design possibilities like our Karndean ranges to give your home that wow factor World of carpets has it all.

Check out world of carpets vinyl flooring in our inspiration section or call us on 0800 0862 0881 to book an appointment for us to bring samples of our vinyl flooring ranges to you.

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Pros and cons of vinyl plank flooring

Purchasing wood vinyl flooring can be a smart investment, but you’ll only know whether the material is right for your home by weighing the pros and cons. Here’s a look at each:


vinyl plank or vinyl tiles when installed, translates to a softer floor with more give. The top will look like hardwood or ceramic tiles and have that strong feel, but standing on vinyl for extended periods of time is easier than standing on real wood or real ceramic tiles. Additionally, objects are less likely to break when dropped on vinyl, which is good news for glasses and mugs.

Vinyl flooring is water resistant, making it a great choice for both bathrooms and kitchens. In fact, vinyl is better at sealing against water damage than laminate and hardwood. What’s more, vinyl options are totally waterproof. Vinyl plank can be installed directly on top of your subfloor, making the process quick, cost-effective and easy (given that the subfloor is in good condition). When you remove your old flooring, inspect the subfloor to make sure it’s in good shape before adding vinyl on top.

If you don’t want to put a lot of effort into maintaining your floors, vinyl plank is a wise choice. The product is long-lasting, requiring only routine cleaning (i.e., sweeping and occasionally mopping) to keep it looking like new.

Vinyl is a long-lasting flooring product and can last up to 20 years. Once it’s down, you’ll have a great floor for years to come.

You can install in-floor heating beneath a number of vinyl flooring options if you’re looking for ways to increase luxury in your home.


Vinyl products have a tendency to warp to any particles left beneath them during installation. For instance, a trapped bit of grit could eventually become a bump in your floors. As such, you must take extra care during installation to ensure absolutely no particles are left on the subfloor. This can be tedious, but the cleaning is well worth the final product.

While vinyl will hold up for many years, you can damage it. Dropping a knife or moving heavy furniture can result in scuffs and gouges that are difficult to remove. If you do rearrange furniture, be sure to cover the feet with felt, or lift the piece off the ground before moving it.

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