The ugly and flimsy vinyl flooring of yesteryear is long gone; nowadays, manufacturers continue to bring attractive and highly functional products to the market – and flooring shops like our own in Purley are only too happy to stock large ranges that cater to your needs. Image Carpets – whose area of coverage takes in the nearby Banstead, Coulsdon, Croydon and Kenley areas – has a range of quality vinyl flooring from industry leading manufacturer such as Karndean. We can handle both supply and installation on behalf of domestic and commercial customers alike, helping you ensure both product and integration are of the upmost quality, while saving you money and the stress of finding both a supplier and contractor.
It’s important to us that we provide an alternative to larger, chain flooring shops you might find on high streets around Purley, Banstead, Coulsdon, Croydon and Kenley; we achieve this by providinga distinctly personalised service, helping you from first point of contact to navigate our catalogue and find the ideal vinyl flooring product to meet your needs.
Polyvinyl chloride resin is combined with additives such as plasticisers, stabilisers, pigments and fillers to create individual products with different aesthetic and functional properties. Plasticisers soften the vinyl and make it more flexible; stabilisers help reduce degradation tied to heat and U.V exposure;and both pigments and fillers give vinyl flooring its colour and patterns.
A vinyl compound is made then transformed into pellets and granules. These compounds undergo a process where intense levels of heat and pressure are applied to create the pre-product mixture. This is then applied to a backing material or is placed into sheets which will then be die cut to create planks or tiles.
Affordability – Vinyl flooring is well known for its affordability. While LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiling) exists on the higher end of the price spectrum, there are also cheaper options ideal for Purley, Banstead, Coulsdon, Croydon and Kenley customers who need long-lasting flooring solutions on a strict budget.
Durability – Modern incarnations of vinyl flooring are made with scratch resistant top coatings which ensure that they can survive the everyday wear-and-tear encountered in both residential and commercial environments. When well looked after, they can comfortably last decades.
Maintenance – Another big draw touted by flooring shops is that vinyl flooring is low maintenance. It can be easily cleaned with everyday household items like soap, water and a mop. They’re resistant to strains and unlike wood flooring, don’t need sanding down or varnishing!
Aesthetic – There’s a huge range of vinyl flooring products we stock at our Purley showroom, and deliver as samples to clients in and around our principal service areas of Banstead, Coulsdon, Croydon and Kenley. Some look to recreate the look of natural materials like stone or wood, while others look to “own” the modern and minimal look they’re often associated with.
Versatility – Due to the aforementioned variety in aesthetic, and the fact that vinyl flooring is water resistant, it is very versatile and equally ideal for applications in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and really anywhere else you can imagine.