(also known as resilient flooring)
1. What is vinyl flooring?
Vinyl flooring is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is generally composed of four layers. The bottom layer is for the strength and durability. The top layer is a printed design which is covered with a protective layer (wear layer).
2. Who is vinyl flooring best for?
Vinyl flooring is very versatile and inexpensive. If you are looking for easy cleaning and maintenance this would be the flooring for you.
3. Where can vinyl flooring be installed?
Vinyl flooring can be installed almost anywhere above, below or on grade. When installing in a bathroom or basement the adhesive is sometimes water-soluble and should not be exposed to water for long periods of time. Installing over existing vinyl flooring is not recommended. Over time the existing vinyl floor's pattern will show through. Make sure the surface is free of bumps and imperfections before installing.
4. What is the average lifetime of vinyl flooring?
The average lifetime of vinyl flooring is anywhere between 5 - 30 years. The differences in quality between vinyl flooring can also make a difference. Care and maintenance are very important for the lifetime of your floor.