FEW FACTS OF VINYL FLOORING
- Vinyl flooring is a flooring that comes in large, continuous, flexible sheets. A vinyl sheet floor is completely impermeable to water, unlike vinyl floor tile, which comes in stiff tiles, and vinyl planks, which come in interlocking strips.
- It is sometimes called linoleum after a similar product of different (oiled linen) chemical composition.
- Vinyl flooring is extensively used because it is water-impervious, fairly durable, adjustably resilient and insulating, easy to install, available with a variety of appearances.
- Vinyl sheet flooring is usually made with skeuomorphic patterns that imitate wood, stone, or tile. The texture of these materials is imitated using embossing and specific topcoats; the appearance is duplicated using a print layer. Recent improvements in printing technology have made for higher-resolution images.
- Vinyl flooring installation comes in either tile or sheet form. One of the least expensive forms of flooring, vinyl is very popular among homeowners, because it offers great value.
- Available in a wide range of colors, designs, and styles, vinyl tiles are easy to cut and install by the average do-it-yourselfer, especially when the tiles feature self-adhesive backing.
Vinyl, on the other hand, can be very difficult for homeowners to install, and therefore, it should be installed by a seasoned professional for the best results.