Vinyl flooring has emerged victorious in a new survey which has been published on the topic of versatile flooring choices.
The testing was carried out by Consumer Reports and the results showed that vinyl floors are still the best option for durability.
Results also made clear that choosing flooring as an investment is likely to pay off as the top quality versions of bamboo and oak flooring also provided very resistant flooring.
300 different flooring varieties were tested at the National Testing and Research Centre with 50 products from each of 6 different types of flooring.
The floors were tested for resistance to general wear and tear as well as how easily they would scratch or dent.
Another common problem which can damage flooring is spillage so each of the products was tested to find how prone they were to staining.
Finally UV resistance was checked as fading or other colour changes can occur in strong sunlight if precautions are not taken to protect floors from direct sunlight.
It is no surprise to find that vinyl floors are top of the list as it was initially designed to be exceptionally durable and versatile, but oak and bamboo are likely to be more popular choices.