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What exactly is vinyl flooring? Vinyl flooring is a synthetic product that looks like real wood, tile, or stone, but with ultra-durable construction. It tackles everyday spills, stains, scratches, and scuffs, and it can go in areas with moisture and heavy foot traffic.
Beyond durability, vinyl flooring has grown in popularity thanks to its upscale, realistic appearance. It’s no longer just available in sheet vinyl form but comes in plank and tile formats installed piece-by-piece, just like real tile and hardwood. In fact, most consumers today can’t tell the difference.
Vinyl flooring can be glue-down and interlocking.
Glue-down vinyl flooring gets its name from its installation method. The planks and tiles are glued directly to the subfloor using a special adhesive. Consequently, glue-down vinyl floors stand strong against foot traffic, so they are great for high-traffic settings such as commercial spaces.
Interlocking vinyl flooring pieces perfectly attach and “click” together, so they float over the subfloor, like a puzzle. No special adhesive is necessary. One of the significant advantages of interlocking vinyl flooring is that the process is exceptionally quick. In fact, you’ll be able to walk on your new floors the same day as installation.
Both types of vinyl come in plank and tile form.
Vinyl tiles combine the functionality of traditional tiles with the comfort of soft-surface flooring. They are a hard-surface product with a softer underlayment making them comfortable to stand on for extended periods. Perfect for bathrooms and kitchens, vinyl tiles come in a wide range of styles, designs, and colors to choose to truly fit your personality.
Vinyl planks are designed to replicated hardwood boards. Otherwise, construction is identical to vinyl tile. Choose a plank that looks and feels like your favorite hardwood species and finish.
All vinyl floors are water-resistant but growing number of products are fully waterproof. Waterproof vinyl floors keep water from seeping into the planks and the subfloor below. They are less prone to expand and contract from shifting temperatures and humidity. Waterproof vinyl plank offers an alternative to natural hardwood for bathrooms and kitchens. It’s excellent choice for ensuring peace-of-mind with spills and accidents, but floors still need to be wiped as soon as a mishap occurs.
It’s essential to understand the difference between water-resistant and waterproof products. Water-resistant vinyl can manage occasional spills and accidents, but if you let a puddle sit long enough, it will sink into the surface. With waterproof vinyl, those bathtub splashes and entryway puddles won’t make it past the floor’s watertight seal. Even if a bit of moisture does sneak underneath the floor, its high-tech core layer will prevent major damage.
Vinyl flooring is highly versatile and perfect for residential and commercial settings. Commercial vinyl plank flooring has become a top choice for:
For homes, you can install everything from stone look vinyl flooring in mudrooms to wide plank vinyl flooring in living rooms. With high moisture spaces like bathrooms and kitchens, we recommend waterproof vinyl flooring.
Vinyl flooring is installed with or without adhesive, with both methods being quick. Sheet vinyl options are applied directly to your subfloor. Sometimes vinyl planks and tiles will easily click together, resulting in a glue-free, “floating” floor that’s free of unsightly gaps.
At McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home, we have the best vinyl flooring brands. Be sure to stop by our showroom in Boulder, CO to see our full collection and talk with our experienced team of flooring professionals about this exceptional flooring. You can also shop our vinyl flooring selection online.
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