Vinyl flooring provides a huge advantage over wood, carpet, and tile for areas with heavy traffic. Inexpensive and highly sturdy, vinyl can be installed in difficult spaces that need extra durability at a low cost. The durability and versatility of vinyl floors are due to its many layers. The bottommost layer acts as a backing for the vinyl core and is made of felt or fiberglass. This built-in cushion underlayment makes floors warmer and softer underfoot than real tile, stone, or wood. Next is the vinyl core, usually composed of colored polyvinyl chloride chips. On top of the core is the decorative layer, which can be made to look like any type of material, ranging from wood to stone and tile. The last layer is the wear layer and can vary in thickness depending on the type of coating used to.
Here at Carpet Market One, we offer vinyl floors that have a range of different styles. While we carry solid and luxury vinyl tiles, the most popular format for both residential and commercial use is sheet vinyl. These vinyl rolls can cover large surfaces and are perfect for populated areas due to their ability to decrease the number of cracks where bacteria or pathogens can hide. Regardless of which format you choose, vinyl is also highly resistant to mold, mildew, and moisture, making it one of the most popular flooring options for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and just about any room where occasional spills and moisture are a concern.
When choosing a vinyl flooring, it is also important to take the two different types into consideration. Printed vinyl uses patterns that are printed directly on the surface using a paper topcoat. This topcoat is then covered with extra layers of protective vinyl or urethane in order to maintain its appearance. Inlaid vinyl, although more expensive, is also much more durable. In this process, tiny vinyl granules are added throughout the entire material, making any eventual chips and scrapes much less noticeable. Regardless of which type of vinyl you choose, Carpet Market One will make sure to consider your unique needs when providing you with the very best installed vinyl flooring.