Our homes go through a lot throughout the festive period, so it might be time to start thinking about Christmas-proofing your house. Carpet has been a staple in our living rooms for years, it looks great, provides warmth and feels lovely under bare feet. But vinyl flooring & vinyl tiles may have got carpet beat when it comes to the practicalities of Christmas. Read on to find out why.

Mercury 547 Spotted Gum Wood Effect Vinyl Flooring

Why vinyl flooring is great for visitors

More people visit at Christmas than at any other time of year, there are gifts to be given, mince pies to eat and lots of family gossip to catch up on. However, with dozens of well-meaning guests come twice as many dirty shoes traipsing through your lovely home. As lovely as carpet usually looks, at such a high traffic time of year it can be difficult to keep it clean, and no one wants to spend their Christmas holidays hoovering twice a day.

This is where vinyl makes an excellent alternative. Not only does it look great, it’s hardwearing enough to withstand whole armies marching through your lounge.

Shoes on carpet

How to solve Christmas tree woes with vinyl

Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree, how annoying are your needles? If you have a carpet then the answer to that is ‘very’. Pine needles are an absolute pain to get out of carpet. Hoovering can clear some fallen needles, but the rest end up having to be painstakingly picked out of the pile one at a time.

You could replace your lovely real Christmas tree with an artificial one, or you could simply replace your carpet with some stylish and practical vinyl flooring. Pine needles can be easily swept up from a vinyl floor in a matter of seconds, leaving your time free to celebrate with friends and family… and to admire your lovely real tree.

Pine needles on floor

Cut down on Christmas mess with a vinyl floor

Vinyl is much easier to keep clean than carpet. It can be hoovered, swept, mopped or wiped and will instantly look as good as the day you bought it. Christmas is a fun time of year, full of get-togethers, good food and great drink. But at a time when people are encouraged to eat, drink and be merry, there is bound to be an accident or two… or more.

Vinyl enables you to relax and enjoy yourself rather than constantly having your heart in your mouth, praying no one will spill red wine on your lovely cream carpet.

Wine on carpet

How vinyl can help you impress, relax & party this Christmas

We’ve covered the issue of having lots of people in your home, and also the problem of the mess that comes with hosting Christmas gatherings, so what could be left to mention about parties? Well that’s simple – vinyl flooring looks amazing.

It comes in a huge range of bold colours, pretty patterns and sensational styles and will transform any room in your home even if the rest of the decor stays the same. If you want to impress your guests this Christmas, vinyl is definitely the way to do it.

Floorgrip 501 Artesia White Patterned Vinyl Flooring

Why kids love vinyl

This is a perk of vinyl that you’ve probably not considered, and for this one you need to get in touch with your inner child. When children open their presents on Christmas morning, the first thing they want to do is get them out and play with them. Sure, carpet provides a nice soft place for kids to sit but it’s terrible for rolling toy cars, setting up tracks, or playing with toys with small pieces.

Vinyl provides a firm, smooth surface that is absolutely perfect for playtime, just add a stylish rug for your children to sit on and they’re sure to fall in love with vinyl too.

Boy playing with toy on vinyl floor

There are many fantastic advantages to having vinyl flooring in your home, and not just at Christmas. Vinyl looks great and is an incredibly practical choice all year round.

Take a look at our luxury vinyl tiles and flooring to see how you could transform your home in time for the festive season.

Need a little helping hand choosing what flooring is best for your home? Book a free home consultation, let an expert give you tips on whether carpet, vinyl, laminate or wood is best for you!