A vinyl floor is a resilient plastic flooring consists of several layers: the base, a protective layer of fiberglass, the design and finish.
The durability of vinyl depends on the thickness of the layer and the strength of the substrate.
An additional coating increases the scratch and wear resistance.
Vinyl is avaiable in countless colors and designs, and can imitate other floor coverings (eg tiles, hardwood…) and original fantasy designs. Even designs that seamlessly merge figures are possible.
A vinyl floor is very easy to maintain. Weekly vacuuming and regular washing with a detergent that is designed for vinyl floors is sufficient.
Placement It can be placed almost anywhere in your house,even in wet areas ( provided the adhesive is non water soluble) and still look like a million bucks.
The vinyl is available in thicknesses ranging from 1 to 3.5 mm and in widths of 2, 3 and 4 meters wide. Remember that a heavily loaded floors require stronger and thicker quality than less heavily loaded floors.
Advantages of vinyl flooring
*Broadest Range of Colors and Designs
If you want to mimic the look and texture of natural materials such as wood, stone or pottery, or if you prefer a design that is only possible with modern printing technology, vinyl flooring offer the widest range of designs and colors in any story category.
* An Excellent Buy
If you are a dealer then the price-earnings ratio of the vinyl sheet is one of the best deals on apartments in comparison to other floor coverings.
* Accommodation and Resistance Under Foot
Compared with other hard surface flooring, it is easier to stand on the vinyl for long periods.. Its resiliency is more forgiving with vessels or objects that fall to the ground. The comfortable vinyl structure suitable for children and more flexible joints of the elderly.
* Low Maintenance
Vinyl requires minimal maintenance, much less than any other category of flats.
The sheet vinyl does not absorb liquids, making it ideal for any room in the house, especially bathrooms and kitchens. It also has fewer joints than vinyl tile, so there are fewer places for water accumulation and dirty.
* Be installed anywhere
The vinyl can be used below, at or above ground level on most subfloors (except carpet).
* The vinyl sheet is 6 ‘or 12’ feet (1.8 m or 3.6 m) wide, which creates an installation with more uniform appearance.
* Sound absorbing effect
* Never feels cold
Disadvantages of vinyl flooring * Less durable than some other floor coverings (eg tiles, linoleum,…)
* Large differences in quality, make sure that the quality of the floor are adapted to use
* Not Increase the Value of Housing
The sheet vinyl is less likely than natural flooring products to improve the monetary value of your home.
* More easily scratched or Open
The finest vinyl is more susceptible to open and other sustainability issues.. For high use areas vinyl is best to install thicker and of better quality.
* It’s not as Friendly to Other flooring (laminate vinyl tile without adhesive)
For working people, the vinyl sheet is not very complicated to install, but it requires precision and preparation. The subsoil must be prepared to make it smooth, flat and dry before putting on the floor. After placing the floor, seal the joints can be difficult.. When a board is required, installation is best left to a professional.
* Should allow for expansion and contraction
Subfloors shrink and expand with changes in temperature and humidity.