The vinyl offered today is quite different than the vinyl of yesterday. Advantages in construction and aesthetics have produced fashionable products that are both durable and affordable. Many of the popular patterns today are inspired by nature, including those that imitate the exquisite look of natural stone or wood grain. With the abundance of patterns and new methods of texturing the surface, very realistic vinyl looks have been achieved.
When selecting your vinyl flooring, thicker is not always better. It’s the density of the inner core that will help your floor resist tear and indentations. Understand that the quality of the wearlayer, which is the actual surface layer of the floor, will determine how your floor will stand up to staining, scuffing, and scratching.
Sheet vinyl comes in 6’ and 12’ widths, seaming may be necessary, depending on the area to be covered. Certain patterns will hide seams better than others. Additionally, seam sealers may be visible in contrast with different vinyl textures and finishes. Be aware that it is your responsibility to maintain caulking in heavy water use areas.
The “cost per square foot” of your vinyl floor is just one component of the entire project cost. To ensure that there are no surprises and that the vinyl you choose fits in your overall budget, be sure to ask us to calculate the total cost of your floor covering project. Other potential expenses you may incur might be furniture removal, disposal of old floor covering, subfloor preparation, product delivery, and installation. In addition to the project cost, you should also know the cost of cleaning to maintain the beauty and life of your vinyl floor.