Types of vinyl flooring
TYPES OF VINYL FLOORING
Learn the advantages of vinyl flooring, including durability, ease of maintenance and appearance retention. Use this guide and visit our store to consult with our experts first hand. Luxury Vinyl is the perfect flooring choice for an active family with kids, pets, and life happenings. Vinyl is WaterProof, KidProof, and PetProof with durability, easy-maintenance, and scratch or scuff resistant protection. Plus- it can be installed in practically any room of the home, even in high moisture areas!
Solid Core Luxury Vinyl
Solid Core Vinyl construction has an incredible firm, solid core creating the ultimate stability and durability. Solid core offers a complimentary blend of the rich, natural beauty of hardwood and ceramic tile with the exceptional performance and comfort of luxury vinyl. Majority of the installation methods are either click or glue down options. This luxury vinyl category is in a league of its’ own.
Fusion Core Luxury Vinyl
Fusion Core Vinyl consists of multiple layers with the most important being not only our Durablock wear layer for the ultimate protection from scuffs and scratches but also the waterproof core. Fusion Core Luxury vinyl comes in many wood and tile looks – sure to compliment your style for any room in the home. This luxury vinyl construction has all the components you need for an active family.
Flex Core Luxury Vinyl
Flex core Luxury Vinyl is the most traditional vinyl floor in the LV category and shrinking based on the distinct advantages that Fusion Core and Solid Core provide for installation. Flex Core has a durable wear layer but any unevenness in the subfloor will transfer through the surface.
Groutable Luxury Vinyl
Groutable Luxury Vinyl has the best of both worlds of having warmth underfoot and the option of grouting the vinyl. This luxury vinyl is durable, easy to maintain, and even more realistic visuals with the option to grout. The visuals consist of both stone and hardwood looks. Plus- keep your mind at ease with not having to worry about chips or cracks!
Sheet Vinyl is a layered construction which has two types of construction identified by the type of backing used: felt and fiberglass
· Felt: Felt back vinyl must be installed with permanent adhesive so it sticks to the subfloor, otherwise it could curl up at the ends. It also needs to be stored in the installation room for 24 hours to let it acclimatize to the room conditions. An installation of felt back vinyl is not recommended for area with potential moisture issues.
· Fiberglass: Is the most popular choice in sheet vinyl today due to its simpler loose-lay installation. It can be installed with releasable adhesive or no adhesive at all, making it easy to repair should your floor become damaged. Fiberglass also doesn’t have the curling problem felt has, and it won’t shrink, crack or warp with exposure to handling or the elements. This type of construction provides a more resilient, cushioned feel underfoot and offers the most comfort!
Luxury Vinyl Overview and Advantages
Ease of installation, carefree maintenance, overall durability and value ... with all these great features and a great price, vinyl can't be beat.
Its rugged versatility and waterproof characteristics account for its widespread use in kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, dens, playrooms, finished basements and workshops. Vinyl stands up to moisture, heavy household traffic, and the active play of children and pets.
No matter where you install vinyl, you can wipe away scuff marks and food spills with a damp paper towel! Now, that's easy clean-up.
Available in high-fashion designs made possible through innovative manufacturing techniques, today's vinyl combines a luxurious appearance and cozy, foot-cushioning resilience to make a truly elegant - and comfortable - floor covering.
It's vinyl like you've never seen it before! The look of vinyl has changed drastically in the last few years, making your design possibilities limitless. Along with traditional and contemporary fashion colors and geometric patterns, vinyl is now available in natural wood and stone looks. The remarkable variety of decorator designs makes it more practical than ever for your home's formal as well as casual settings.
Remarkably realistic, vinyl flooring that reflects the timeless beauty of wood and stone retains all the other traditional advantages of vinyl, including low maintenance and affordability.
Let your imagination run free. Vinyl's newest looks were created to expand your decorating plans without expanding your budget.
All these elements make a difference in how your floor will look. Don't forget to check out Installation to learn all about the little details.