Luxury Vinyl Tile vs Sheet Vinyl
Luxury vinyl tile and sheet vinyl offer a wide variety of colors and patterns to coordinate with many interior schemes. Luxury vinyl tile most often represents the natural look of wood and stone and let’s you bring that look of nature into your home.
Sheet vinyl offers no-wax finishes in a wide variety of colors and patterns to suit the style of any room in your home. Most sheet vinyl is available in 12 ft. widths and can offer a seamless installation. In recent years, backing materials been affected by back staining. Ask for newer backings like Armstrong’s ToughGuard, which are designed to resist back staining.
Generally speaking sheet vinyl can be one of the most economical of flooring choices.
Some products are designed to help you reduce subfloor preparation costs
Next to ceramic tile, vinyl flooring installation demands properly prepared subflooring. Many of the printed sheet vinyl products can be very thin. When they are installed with a full spread of adhesive over a poorly prepared subfloor, irregularities can telegraph through. Products designed for perimeter installation will greatly reduce the effects of subfloor irregularities while lowering subfloor preparation costs. In fact, many of these products can be installed over you existing flooring.
Special Considerations when choosing sheet vinyl flooring
Asphalt staining or dragging heavy objects across the floor can result in permanent damage to vinyl surfaces.