Vinyl and Cushion flooring have been around for years. Sheet vinyl is the most commonly used type of vinyl floor because of its affordability and ease of installation. Vinyl flooring offers a wide variety of colours and styles for an array of uses from bathrooms to kitchens and hallways. Like laminate flooring, the look of vinyl is actually achieved by a pattern layer on the surface of the floor. If you are looking for an affordable alternative to ceramic floors, we suggest you look into our selection of vinyl flooring from manufacturers such as Tarkett, Mannington, and Armstrong.
Today’s unique manufacturing processes can replicate the look and textures of real ceramic tile, stone, and wood grains. The more expensive the vinyl sheet flooring and tiles are, the more resistant they will be to staining, scratching, and tearing. Many have special fiberglass backings to prevent shrinkage and tearing. Not only is the performance better, but so is the warranty on the high-end vinyl floors. Most top end vinyl comes with warranties of 10 or more years. Also, as you go up in quality, you will also notice improved styling and more textural realism in these floors.
- no other flooring offers the selection, styling, ease of maintenance and value
- can realistically mimic the look of ceramic, stone and wood grain
- linoleum is not a resilient flooring
- have some “give” or elasticity when you walk across them
- often used in kitchens and baths
- resistant to moisture
- wide variety of colors and textures
- easy to keep clean
- main enemy is grit or sand
- completely customize your floor by mixing contrasting colors patchwork style, creating medallions or curved cuts
- some resilient floors are vinyl but not all vinyl floors are resilient