Current vinyl flooring is highly superior to vinyl flooring of decades gone by. Needless to say, this is not your grandmother's vinyl flooring. Scuffs, scratches, and tears are quickly becoming a thing of the past due to modern technology advances in how vinyl flooring is manufactured.
Matte finishes have taken the place of the shiny looks of the past. Now you can buy vinyl flooring in tiles, planks, or in sheets. Current flooring is easy to maintain, much more durable, and wear resistant. High quality vinyl can successfully mimic the look of hardwood, stone, or many different variations of tile.
Why you should consider vinyl flooring:
- Unlike hardwoods, vinyl flooring is perfect in moisture prone areas like kitchens and bathrooms. We like to use vinyl in laundry rooms too!
- Easy to install, even if you don't hire a professional flooring company
- Most affordable flooring option available
- Maintenance is a breeze
- Can be installed over existing flooring
- Warmer under bare feet than stone or tile
- Cushioning allows for a softer walk
Types of Vinyl
The unique color and texture is made possible through a unique process of granules being placed on vinyl backings that forces the granules through to the surface. The patterning makes this vinyl flooring style heavy and extremely durable. Due to this process, the scrapes and chips from everyday wear and tear are not noticeable
During the production process, a predetermined pattern is printed on a paper top coat that is placed directly onto a thin vinyl surface followed by a covering of many layers of urethane which produces the protective outer layer that prevents excessive wear and tear. This option is cheaper cost than inlaid vinyl but much less durable.
Options for purchasing vinyl
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT): This is the high end flooring option of the vinyl world but still much more affordable than hardwood, tile, or stone.
A photograph of the desired flooring look is printed onto the vinyl using a 3D printer then it undergoes a texturing process to get the final look. In the end, you are left with a product that is 1/8 inch thick of several layers of vinyl with a protective wear layer on top of urethane.
Options for purchasing vinyl
The reason why this is more expensive than other vinyl options is because of the texture that allows for a replicated look similar to wood, stone, or ceramic tiles.
Solid vinyl tile (SVT): Is made up of individual twelve inch by twelve inch tiles or is available in strips of three tiles. The photographic print is printed on the backing and then a vinyl layer is added on top.
Most of the time, these tiles have a glue background so you must have a clean, flat surface to install this type of flooring on or you will end up with an unattractive finished look. It is not recommended to install this flooring on old vinyl or tile, old flooring should be removed first.
Vinyl Sheets: These are available for purchase in six or twelve feet rolls where installation involves rolling out the flooring flat and cutting to give the best fit. This is similar to wall to wall carpet. The unfortunate part of using this flooring is that you will have seams in areas where the roll of vinyl falls short and a new roll needs to be started.
We are a retailer of all types of residential & commercial flooring in Miami, as well as a wide variety of countertops. Flooring that we provide includes laminate, hardwood, carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and natural stone. We service homeowners in the Miami, Florida area, as well as its surrounding areas. To give you supreme confidence in our company, we provide a 100% installation guarantee for all products.
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