The benefits of vinyl
Thanks to the evolution of technology, vinyl flooring has seen a huge transformation with time. Nowadays, manufacturers have the ability to create a product that compares to hardwood, ceramic and stone in both appearance and performance.
Vinyl floors are constructed in different ways, the majority of vinyl floors are sold in long rolls commonly known as sheet vinyl. These sheets are typically composed of a backing layer, a vinyl core, a printed image layer and the protective wear layer. The image layer features a high-quality photograph that imitates the appearance of hardwood or tile.
Vinyl floors are also manufactured in planks or tiles for a more traditional flooring installation and appearance. Vinyl planks and tiles can be manufactured in a layered way similar to sheet vinyl, or they can be one solid piece all the way from the tile’s surface to its backing. These solid vinyl tiles are more durable and will show less wear, but they don't necessarily feature the high-quality image layer that many homeowners are looking for.
Thinking about vinyl for your home? Here are other advantages you should consider:
- It is available in a wide selection of colors, sizes, textures, styles, and more that allow it to be used in a variety of designs.
- It is a low maintenance flooring… no special chemicals or equipment are required to keep it clean.
- It is water-resistant which makes it convenient for bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.
- Is both a highly durable and comfortable floor.