Did you know, according to The Daily Mail, on average Britons will spend roughly 3 years of their life in the kitchen? For many, remodelling or redecorating their kitchen can be a troublesome and costly task, however, there are a number of small changes you can make that will breathe new life into your kitchen for a fraction of the price, and vinyl is the way forward!
What is vinyl material made from?
Most of us have some familiarity with vinyl products, but as vinyl comes in a variety of shapes, sizes weights and textures, we forget just how durable and versatile vinyl can be. Vinyl is a synthetic man-made plastic material made from ethylene and chlorine. When processed, both substances are combined to form Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) resin, or as we all know, vinyl.
When was vinyl invented?
Vinyl was invented in the 1920s and has become the second largest manufactured and sold plastic resin across the globe. It is highly suited for the manufacture of many different products due to its ability to combine with various additive and modifiers, making this an ideal and cost effective material for a wide range of purposes.
The benefits of vinyl
- Resistant to moisture and humidity.
- Very strong and durable.
- Can be manufactured in a variety of colors, both transparent and solid.
- Very low cost material to produce.
- Can easily be recycled – unlike many other plastics.
- Long Lifespan.
- Environment friendly – in comparison to most man made plastics.
- Nature friendly – Its core component, salt is an abundant resource.
- Requires less un-natural resources to make, thus reducing harmful emissions.
The uses of vinyl material in the kitchen
Vinyl flooring and contact paper
Vinyl can be used on almost any surface, and as it is water resistant, it is perfect for kitchen environments! Vinyl flooring is easily cut, measured and laid around your current cupboards, not to mention it is cost effective and looks great! There is also a wide variety of vinyl stickers called contact paper, that can be used to resurface countertops and cupboard doors.
For those of you with kitchen diners, Vinyl fabric can be used as a table cloth, curtains or seat covers for restoring old furniture. Not only is it durable, but it is wipeable and stain resistant making them easy to clean and perfect for children. These come in a variety of colour prints and patterns, so finding something that compliments your kitchen should be a breeze!
Vinyl fridge stickers
Already happy with your fridge or freezer? Why not check out our selection of vinyl fridge stickers. We have a range of vinyl chalk boards suitable for any surface, so you can keep track of important dates or things you have ran out of. Stickers are a fantastic way to effortlessly style your kitchen, especially if you have children, Vinyl stickers leave no sticky residue behind and can be useful for proudly displaying that beautiful new drawing your child made just for you! They also offer added protection to your fridge. We also have a varied selection of vinyl wall art for adding finishing touches to your kitchen.
Vinyl fridge and freezer wraps
The first and most obvious reason for wrapping a fridge or freezer is that it protects the fridge from dirt and damage. Vinyl is easily cleaned, quickly applied and cheaply replaced, meaning that you are able to prolong the lifespan of your appliance. By keeping the fridge or freezer in optimal condition, you also ensure that the value is retained, meaning it can be sold on to a new home and be appreciated all over again.
Another key reason why you may want to wrap a fridge freezer with a vinyl sticker is so that it suits the aesthetic appeal of your house or kitchen. For example, an old appliance may have some discolouration making it challenging to sell, but functions perfectly well. A simple vinyl cover can help make your fridge or freezer look as good as new! It may also be that your white fridge does not quite fit in with the other coloured appliances in the kitchen, meaning a block coloured vinyl FridgeWrap can go a long way to making your kitchen look complete.
We provide a great selection of fridge stickers to suit a variety of tastes and styles, Check out our vinyl FridgeWrap shop to find your perfect match! Need a hand applying them? We have that covered too! Check out this handy guide.
Find the right FridgeWrap for you
Looking for something a little more unique? Get in touch with a member of our team! We provide custom vinyl FridgeWraps which include design, printing and an installation service, that ensure your fridge wrap is exactly what you needed. Whether you are looking for something perfectly colour matched or branded, we can help you every step of the way.Create your own custom fridgewrap now