Sheet vinyl flooring comes in long, continuous, flexible sheets. Similar to an oiled linen product, it is sometimes called linoleum. Unlike vinyl planks, which come in interlocking strips or vinyl floor tile, which comes in stiff tiles, a vinyl sheet floor is impervious to water. Other characteristics include: it is reasonably durable, resilient and insulating, easy to install, available with various appearances, and inexpensive.
What sheet vinyl flooring styles can I choose from?
Vinyl sheet is an alternative type of flooring for homeowners who want the look of stone, ceramic tile, or even hardwood for less money. A print layer duplicates the appearance of these natural materials. Embossing and specific top coats imitate the texture. Recent advancements in printing technology have made for higher-resolution images and more realistic impressions.
This cutting-edge print technology can mimic natural limestone, sandstone, slate, traditional hardwood, and exotic hardwood looks, as well as conventional styles and patterned designs like a black-and-white checkerboard.
How is Sheet Vinyl Flooring Made?
Homogeneous, inlaid, and composite are the three basic categories of vinyl sheet flooring. Homogeneous and inlaid vinly are generally used in commercial applications while composite is mostly used in residential applications.
Composite manufacturing generally begins with a fiberglass backing sheet coated in vinyl and plasticizer. Then the sheet is printed and possibly embossed. Afterward, the sheet is then coated again with one or more protective wear layers. The topmost layer may be a polyurethane, to avoid waxing.
How durable is this type of flooring?
The wear layer and the thickness of the sheet determines the floor's durability. Unlike linoleum or inlaid, vinyl flooring is usually not one substance or character throughout, and damage will occur once it wears through the print layer. Thinner floors may also tear. Vinyl floors are generally not waxed or otherwise resurfaced.
Where can vinyl sheet flooring be installed?
Vinyl sheet is tough and durable enough to be installed anywhere in the home. It's single 100% waterproof solid surface makes it the right choice for moisture-prone kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
Developed in the 1960s, cushioned vinyl sheet's lower layers features closed-cell-foam. A cushioned floor has more give and spring. Some products are resilient enough to be suitable as a sports or dance floor. It can make a permanent or portable dance floor laid on hard surfaces such as concrete.
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Inlaid Vinyl (sheet)
Inlaid vinyl refers to when color granules are imbedded into the vinyl sheet. This gives the vinyl a deeper look, and provides the option for many colors. When examined closely, specks of varying shades can be seen, which create the overall hue.
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Cushioned Vinyl Flooring
Cushioned vinyl sheet features closed-cell-foam backing. It has more give and spring, resilient enough to be suitable as a sports or a dance floor. Cushioned vinyl is easy on the feet when long periods of standing are required.
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Homogeneous Vinyl Floors
Homogeneous sheet performs in high-traffic healthcare and educational settings. It’s excellent for spaces that demand superior infection control. And its through-pattern construction resists abrasion, scratches, and scuffs for the life of the floor.
Resilient/Vinyl Flooring...The benefits resilient flooring lie in its name: It takes a daily load of use and abuse - everything from roller and foot traffic to household spills - and requires only minimal maintenance. Sheet vinyl flooring remains among the lowest priced, and easiest to install and maintain of the flooring options. Vinyl's superior slip-resistance and its heat-welded seaming prevents bacterial and v...
Sheet Vinyl Flooring...Vinyl sheet is a resilient flooring that people often use as an alternative to natural stone, ceramic tile or even hardwood. It comes in a roll that is cut to size. Single solid surface makes it an excellent choice for moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths. Layered construction and protective finish make it durable and long-lasting. Far more depth and texture than it did a generation ago, ...