1What is Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl flooring is designed to be a more affordable yet durable and easy to install flooring option. Today's vinyl options come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, all created to meet the needs of any homeowner interested in quality, affordable flooring. From Click Lock Vinyl, Glue Down, Peel & Stick,
to Sheet Vinyl
, the options are endless!
2What is WPC Vinyl Flooring?
WPC: Also known as - (wood-plastic composite vinyl flooring) or (Waterproof core vinyl flooring) is an engineered flooring option made of both plastic and wood for a more affordable luxurious flooring option. This type of vinyl is often preferred for residential use due to the comfort it provides.
3What is SPC Vinyl Flooring?
SPC: Also known as - (stone-plastic or stone-polymer composite), is an ultra-dense luxury vinyl floor material. This type of vinyl is also waterproof and great for residential or commercial use.
4What is LVF Vinyl Flooring?
LVF: Also known as - (Luxury Vinyl Flooring) usually refers to vinyl floor materials that are designed to have a much higher quality and luxurious appeal visually in comparison to other options.
5Where can I Install Vinyl Floors?
Vinyl floors are great for their versatility and easy installation. Generally, vinyl can be installed anywhere in the home and over most subfloor types as long as the surface is smooth, sturdy, and secure.
6What is the difference between vinyl and linoleum?
Although often confused, vinyl and linoleum have very different material makeups. Vinyl is engineered synthetic flooring, whereas linoleum is made up of natural materials.
Vinyl primarily consists of PVC, a protective layer, a fiberglass, foam, or felt backing and requires very little maintenance.
Linoleum is made of natural materials, including wood flour, rosins, limestone, cork, linseed oil, jute, and pigment.
7What is the best way to clean vinyl floors?
Vinyl floors surprisingly require very little maintenance despite their luxurious appearance. By simply vacuuming up dust/debris regularly, followed by a slightly damp mopping or Swiffer, you can keep your floors looking brand new for years to come.
8Do vinyl floors need underlayment?
If you use a vinyl flooring material that is over 4mm, it is best to use a vinyl-specific underlayment material for optimal flooring performance and longevity.
Vinyl pieces that are less than 4mm should be installed directly over a suitable subfloor. If you are installing your vinyl floors in an area of your home where you have moisture concerns, be sure to add a vapor barrier underlayment.
9Does all vinyl need to be glued down?
Vinyl options like click lock or peel & stick will not need to be glued down to a subfloor.
Click lock vinyl is designed to lock in support and hold where each plank meets and connects for a simple installation and lasting finish.
Peel & stick vinyl comes with the adhesive already in place for a quick and straightforward installation. Simply peel off the back protective layer, place the vinyl, and once positioned, gently (but firmly) rub the surface of the vinyl piece into the subfloor to secure it in place.
Sheet Vinyl or "loose lay sheet vinyl," although it CAN be glued down, doesn't have to be. Loose lay sheet vinyl is designed with a weighted fiberglass backing that keeps the sheet flat and smooth on the subfloor without needing to be glued down.