There’s a reason why ADU.Works chose to have vinyl floors in all their ADU Models. They are affordable, durable, and come in a variety of colors and styles. It has come a long way since the cheap, plastic-y tiles of our childhood. Today’s vinyl offerings are a lot more sophisticated and stylish, with a huge variety of colors and textures to choose from. Unlike some other flooring materials, vinyl is also incredibly durable, waterproof, and easy to maintain; all you need is a quick sweep or vacuum once in a while. 

But first, what are vinyls? Vinyl is a durable material composed of synthetic materials and typically layered over an internal core. The structure can vary based on the product, but in most cases this scaffolding-like frame will be made up stone or plastic/stone with wood accents where applicable to give it more characterful detail while still maintaining its stability from underneath 

With the variety of vinyl floor colors and textures to choose from, it can be challenging to pick the perfect shade that matches your property. In this brief blog, we’ll give you 4 quick tips that can help you choose the right vinyl floor for you. 

1. Know Your ADU Floor Design Goal

If you’re looking to make your small space feel bigger, try using dark or warm colors like Outrigger and Golder Hour. These will help create a cozy atmosphere in a large area of open floor plan design that is great for creating connection between rooms without feeling too cramped. On the flipside though – natural light-colored vinyls like Uprush and Laguna Sands can also work well if brightening up dimly lit areas within your ADU would be your objective.

2. Blend Other Design Elements

When picking out flooring, it is important to take into account the entire room or house. Along with taking inspiration from what you see around yourself (i.e., cushions or curtains), finalize your wall color of choice as it provides contrast against the floor color. Not taking wall and furniture colors into consideration is leaving out what ultimately matters; your ADU itself.

3. The Light Matters

When considering vinyl flooring for your space, it’s important to know what type and how much artificial lighting will be present in your ADU. Natural light can also change throughout each day depending on where you are located within an environment. It’s best to make sure that your lighting element – both in the day and night – is complementing rather than competing against one another. When deciding which color or pattern is best, it has to serve both areas of aesthetics  and functionality.

4. Get Inspired

Some people find it difficult to  visualize  their ADU design using their imagination – and that’s okay! With loads of choices out there and other elements to think about at the same time, it’s perfectly understandable. Thankfully, The internet is an amazing tool that can help homeowners browse through various vinyl floor colors designs and mockups that can help them picture out how it’ll look like in their ADU. 

We highly recommend CALI Vinyl Floor’s gallery as a great reference tool.


ADU.Works is committed to bringing you the best in affordable living, which is why they’ve consciously chosen vinyl flooring for all of their models. Vinyl floors are durable, stylish, and easy to maintain- perfect for busy families or anyone on a budget. We hope this quick blog article would help you pick out which vinyl floor color would best suit your ADU.

If you’re interested in a quick but comprehensive demo, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us or give us a quick call through our number +1 (650) 227-4810. We would be happy to help you get started on this exciting project!

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