Sheet Vinyl Flooring is a popular choice for homeowners who are looking for a great value, and is especially at home in areas like kitchens and bathrooms that demand an easy to maintain surface that suits a lot of wear and tear. The traction that sheet vinyl flooring provides compared to other easily cleaned floors like ceramic and porcelain tile makes it a safe and smart choice for spaces in the home where there is likely to be consistent moisture.
Although sheet vinyl flooring is one of the most durable modern materials, it does eventually show wear in the forms of scratches, dents, and cuts. Sheet vinyl is also vulnerable to burns, which can make it an impractical choice for kitchens. However, because sheet vinyl is a relatively inexpensive flooring material, longevity is not as much of an issue because most homeowners can afford to replace a sheet vinyl floor when it stops looking vibrant and attractive.
Sheet vinyl flooring is one of the quickest types of flooring to install by a skilled flooring mechanic, which makes it ideal if you need a new look right away. Most residential sheet flooring offer no-wax performance and a wide variety of patterns and colors – more than any other flooring product. Some commercial rated inlaid products require waxing.
One of the hottest new sheet vinyl flooring products is fiberglass-reinforced vinyl with PVC backing. It is softer, quieter, and more comfortable. It can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, anywhere you would install any type of vinyl and even basements. Since it is thicker - cushioned - vinyl, you can relate to the underfoot qualities of carpeting.
It is particularly good for basements because it can be installed fully without the need of adhesive up to 25 square yards, and it is extremely moisture resistant. If a basement floods, you just roll up the part of the floor that got wet and let it dry, then lay it back down.
Special considerations when choosing sheet vinyl flooring
Asphalt staining or dragging heavy objects across the floor can result in permanent damage to vinyl surfaces.