Vinyl was introduced by a chemist named Eugen Baumann in 1872, it was later converted into flooring tiles by the 1930s. Vinyl flooring is popular amongst households and businesses as its versatility and performance speak volumes; vinyl is trendy, has multiple options to choose from, is low in cost, is durable, and is a breeze to keep clean. In addition, it’s one of the most recommended for homeowners with children and/or pets. Vinyl flooring comes in three types: tile, plank, and sheet. Let’s read below what vinyl flooring is and the description of the three types.
What is Vinyl flooring?
Vinyl flooring is created from synthetic material, this makes it easier to choose from any design you’d like for your home and/or business. Many clients are attracted to the sturdiness, affordability, and the comfort of application. Considering vinyl flooring can realistically be installed in all parts of your home; from bathrooms to kitchens, basement to bedrooms, and more.
Types of Vinyl flooring?
LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile)
Vinyl tiles have the most versatility; Modern
technology has helped to recreate all types of
- Wood: can come in distressed, smooth, and colorful options.
- Stone: provide a grainy finish to help it look more organic.
LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank)
Planks are thicker in comparison to tile and sheet, this creates a better hold when correctly mounted. These planks are also cost-effective and easy to install. You can place vinyl planks in 3 ways, interlocking/floating, loose lay, and/or glue. Replacing a plank is easier in comparison to a sheet or tile.
Overall sheet vinyl benefits the same as tile or plank, the only difference being installation. When installing sheet vinyl you require a more stable subfloor, you need this subflooring to better hold the sheet in place.