Vinyl is one of America’s favorite flooring options as it offers endless design choices, patterns, and durability.
We have developed this section to give you insights about this trending product, possible costs, and installation guidelines for vinyl flooring you should be aware of before making a choice for your home.
Vinyl consists of the wear layer, the decorative layer, core, vinyl layer, and a backing.
The inner core’s density is the major factor that helps the floor resist rips, gouges, or indentations.
The quality of the wear layer determines and significantly affects how your floor resists staining, scuffing, or scratching.
You might also need to get the seaming done which depends on the area you want to get covered. Seam sealers can also be found in a wide range of vinyl patterns and textures.
Always ask us to assess the overall expenditure of your flooring which may include the following additional costs:
The vinyl offered today is quite different than the vinyl of yesterday.
Advances in construction and aesthetics have produced fashionable products that are both durable and affordable.
You should know that many of the popular patterns today are inspired by nature, including those that imitate the exquisite look of natural stone.
With an abundance of patterns and new methods of texturing the surface, very realistic vinyl looks have been achieved.
Vinyl is constructed of several different layers: the wear layer, the printed or decorative layer, an inner core consisting of a foam and vinyl layer, and a backing.
When selecting your vinyl flooring, thicker is not always better.
It’s the density of the inner core that will help your floor resist rips, tears, gouges, and indentations.
Understand that the quality of the wear layer, which is the actual surface layer of the floor, will determine how your floor will stand up to staining, scuffing, and scratching.
For example, a urethane wear layer will help with stain resistance.
We recommend you consult with us about the wear layer that’s right for your home and lifestyle.
When selecting the right vinyl for the rooms in your home, consider the room’s foot traffic and the types of activities that will take place.
Ask us to review with you the manufacturer’s warranty and performance characteristics of the products that are available.
Usually, extended warranties are available with upgraded products, giving you added confidence that your floor will stand up to your active household.
Since vinyl comes in 6’ and 12’ widths, seaming may be necessary depending on the area to be covered.
Certain patterns will hide seams better. For example, tile patterns with grout lines are better able to mask seams.
Additionally, seam sealers may be visible in contrast with different vinyl textures and finishes.
Be aware that it is your responsibility to maintain caulking in heavy water-use areas.
The “cost per square foot” of your vinyl floor is just one component of the entire project cost. To ensure there are no surprises, and the vinyl you select fits within your overall project budget, be sure to ask us to calculate the total cost of your floor covering project.
Here’s a list of potential additional expenses you may incur:
Vinyl is one of America’s favorite floors, due to its unbeatable offering of design choices, durability and value. With the added knowledge from this section we hope we’ve made it a popular possibility for your home.