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How to Choose Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is durable, affordable and a great looking option for heavy use areas. It’s comfortable to walk or stand on and resists wear, making it the perfect flooring for families with kids and pets. When it comes to the vinyl flooring vs laminate debate, vinyl is the choice for superior moisture resistance and can be used in more areas. Vinyl flooring can also be installed over existing wood, concrete or tile flooring, making it an easy addition to any renovation or space. We’ll help you choose the right product for your vinyl flooring installation project.

Types of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl floors come in multiple sizes and can be used in any room in your home. We’ll show you some of the differences to help you choose the right vinyl floors for your space.

Vinyl Plank

Installing vinyl plank flooring is easy, as they come with a pre-attached underlayment and easy click-lock connections. They’re also waterproof and need no acclimation time, so they can be installed right away. Vinyl plank floors come in a variety of sizes as well as large format tile.

GripStrip Vinyl

GripStrip vinyl features tacky strips that are used to adhere the vinyl pieces to each other, making installation easy. They’re water-resistant and highly durable, making them a great choice for your home.

Peel and Stick Vinyl

One of the more economical choices, peel and stick vinyl flooring is easy to install and a great choice for any reno. Simply peel off the backing and stick in place.

Sheet Vinyl

Sheet vinyl can be glued down or installed over existing flooring. Available in rolls of 6” or 12”, it’s an affordable selection and available in a variety of colours.

Vinyl Tile

Vinyl floor tiles are distinct from traditional vinyl floors, which have fewer lines and seams. 

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How to Install Vinyl Flooring

Install in Any Room

Vinyl flooring used to be only for bathrooms, kitchens and entryways, but with innovations in durability and overall style, vinyl has become a great choice for any room in your home. It’s durable, can stand up to the rigors of every day life, and because it’s water-resistant, it can even be installed below grade in basements. We’ll show you how to install vinyl flooring.

New & Innovative in Vinyl


Lifeproof® Rigid Core Vinyl is 100% waterproof, durable and scratch-resistant, making it the perfect choice for kitchens, bathrooms, office spaces and damp basements. With no acclimation time or underlayment required, you can install it easily and quickly. Choose from various sizes and colours to perfectly complement your space.

Home Decorators Collection

The Home Decorators Collection at The Home Depot Canada offers high-impact and dent-resistant flooring with a pre-attached underlayment for easy installation. It’s 100% waterproof and highly stable to moisture and temperature exposure, making it ideal for basements or other damp areas.


This highly durable, water-resistant flooring can be installed directly over existing flooring and is great for use in basements, bathrooms and other high-traffic areas. TrafficMASTER vinyl flooring is easy to clean and installs using GripStrip technology, making installation easy.

Maintaining Your Vinyl Floor

Vinyl provides an attractive look at an affordable price. Vinyl is also easier to care for than most people think. When you wash it, for example, simply use a non-rinsing cleaner that leaves no film. Most products sold as vinyl cleaners fit the bill. To keep your vinyl flooring looking new, follow these simple tips:

Use felt pads on chair and table legs, and other furniture, to avoid scratching the floor. Avoid putting rubber-backed rugs on vinyl flooring - the rubber can stain the floor. Put a heavy-duty doormat at your front door and encourage visitors to wipe their feet. This is especially true if you have an asphalt driveway; the chemicals in asphalt can cause vinyl flooring to turn yellow.

Remove stains as soon as possible with an appropriate no rinse floor cleaner and wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any residue.

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