Vinyl flooring is one of the most affordable resilient solutions available. And depending on the wear surface you choose, materials cost can be up to 75% less than other flooring materials. Easy installation, versatility low maintenance and high durability the flooring a popular choice.
You can hire a carpenter to do it or you can do it yourself. Installation is easy you can save the expense of hiring a professional installer and further reduce the initial cost. It can be installed in either sheet or tile
Sheet: comes in 6'or 12' cut to measurements or in prepared rolls. The adhesive types will vary by floor style
Tiles are manufactured to exact dimensions (12in or 18in squares) and thickness to the finish floor a seamless, uniform appearance. Self-adhesive tiles are easy to install. Different patterns can be mixed by different variety. Precision cut tiles make replacing damage tiles easy.
Vinyl offers a variety of colors and patterns to match your decorating style. With proper surface preparation, it can be installed over any standard underpayment concrete, old ceramic tile or wood. Stability and water resistance make vinyl a good choice above and below grade level.
No wax surfaces and easy clean up are also advantages of vinyl flooring. Regular sweeping and occasional damp moping are all you need to keep your floor looking bright and new. Spills are no problem; simply wipe them away with a damp cloth.
Aside from various color and pattern variations, the difference between the tiles is the surface coating, or wear layer. Tiles are covered with one of three surface coatings to resist dirt, stains and scuff marks:
Vinyl no wax is good for light traffic and minimal exposure to dirt.
Urethane is good for areas with normal to high traffic. Urethane also resists scuffmarks scratches from sliding chairs and cleans up easily.
Enhanced Urethane is considered the highest quality surface coating. Enhance Urethane holds up to the heaviest traffic, offers the greatest stain and scratch resistance and maintains it original lager than other coats.
There are two types of flooring inlaid and printed.
Inlaid vinyl imbeds color granules into the vinyl sheet for rich finish
Printed vinyl is producing much like a magazine page colored inks is printed into the floor sheets.
The backing is the final element of a vinyl floor, providing additional moisture and mildew resistance. Backing also provides the resilience that vinyl is noted for and determines the type of adhesive required for installation. In general a thicker floor is a better floor.
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