TORONTO--The Canadian Plastics Industry Association(CPIA)  has launched a PR campaign espousing the virtues of vinyl tile, vinly planks and plastic-composite laminate flooring.

The CPIA offers the following list of benefits:

  • Installation with less hassle: Luxury vinyl tile and planks, as well as plastic-composite laminates, can be installed quickly over most hard floors. Only the pieces around the edge need adhesives or nails, making these floors easy to install, repair and replace.
  • These plastic floorings mimic the look of alternatives that cost significantly more, such as ceramic tile, wood, slate, and marble. Luxury vinyl tiles can even be grouted for a finished look.
  • Some floors require the periodic use of special cleaners, polishes, or waxes, but these plastic floorings generally need little more than a dust mop and water or a gentle floor cleaner to keep them clean and maintain shine.
  • Plastic floorings are also warmer to the touch than many other materials and decrease sound reverberations, a major plus for cold climate dwellers, pet owners, and families with children.

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