Vinyl is often overlooked as a bedroom flooring option because this is generally a low traffic, low maintenance, low moisture area that doesn't require the heavy duty characteristics of vinyl. However, this material is available in such a wide range of colors, patterns, and styles, that it can easily be suited to almost any theme you desire. This gives you the flexibility to create a bedroom floor which will be perfect for the atmosphere that you want to evoke in this delicate space.
The way a bedroom looks is going to affect how it feels. The way a bedroom feels is going to have an impact on the subconscious of those who inhabit the space. That is because this is the room where you make yourself most vulnerable, each and every day. And as you drift to sleep and slumber, the colors and patterns and decorative elements found within the room will all shape, to some extent, the thoughts you have as you move from wake to sleep. Then as you wake again, those same elements are the first things you will see to start and color the rest of your day.
Vinyl is available in just about every color and multicolor that you can imagine. It can also be manufactured to simulate the look of hardwood, natural stone, ceramic, or almost any other flooring that you want. You have the option of mixing and matching contrasting hues or creating mixed material effects all using this one durable and versatile material.
Color: Psychological studies have shown the powerful impact that color can have on a person's perceptions. In general, brighter colors and heavily contrasting patterns in a floor will lead to a bedroom that has a sense of frenetic energy. This can be a problem in a space where your first concern is trying to get to sleep at night. However, if your problem is actually waking up in the morning then avoiding soothing floor hues in favor of powerful inspiring colors may be the right flooring design option for you.
On the other hand, most people want the elements of their bedroom to be soft and serene. For this, you should choose vinyl flooring printed in gentle, subdued colors; earth tones, grays, tans, and off whites. Soft blues and even certain forest green colors are also popular flooring choices in the bedroom. In some cases, you may also want to simulate the look of rustic stone or soft fuzzy grass beneath your feet.
One thing to remember about bedroom vinyl flooring is that even if the floor likes like stone or wood, that illusion will vanish as soon as you step foot on it. Vinyl has a very distinct feel, and even in its textured and grouted form it will not be able to simulate the tactile experience of those other flooring materials.
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Warmth: The fact that vinyl flooring feels different than other natural materials is in some ways a good thing. On a cold day floors made from ceramic and natural stone will feel very chilly to the touch of a bare foot. Meanwhile, vinyl flooring can achieve that same look, while also maintaining a relatively warm and comfortable temperature.
Soft: Vinyl flooring is also a relatively soft material. Unlike natural hardwood and hard tile flooring vinyl will actually yield slightly beneath your touch. This effect can be increased by purchasing padded back tiles that are manufactured with a foam or cork layer beneath the surface. However the more yielding the material, the more likely it is to suffer from puncture damage due to high heals and heavy furniture legs.
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Vinyl flooring is not a very earth-friendly bedroom floor surface covering. It is manufactured using non-renewable petroleum resources, and at the end of its life, it is rarely recycled. It is also nonbiodegradable which means that when it is done being used as a floor, the material often ends up taking up space in a landfill.
In some cases, vinyl floors may also release Volatile Organic Chemicals after installation. These VOC's can contribute to poor air quality, and in some cases may cause respiratory problems for the inhabitants of the bedroom. The amount of VOC 's off-gassed by a vinyl floor will be based on the chemicals used in its manufacture as well as any adhesives that were applied during installation.
Despite this, the long lifespan of a vinyl bedroom floor does mean that it will not have to be replaced very often. This helps to cut down on the manufacture and use of resources that would otherwise be engaged in creating replacement surface coverings.
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