Available in high-fashion designs made possible through innovative manufacturing techniques, today’s vinyl flooring combines a luxurious appearance and cozy, foot-cushioning resilience to make a truly elegant – and comfortable – floor covering.
The look of vinyl has changed drastically in the last few years, making your design possibilities limitless.
Along with traditional, contemporary fashion colors and geometric patterns, vinyl is now available in natural wood and stone looks.
The remarkable variety of decorator designs makes it more practical than ever for your home’s formal as well as casual settings.
Remarkably realistic, vinyl flooring reflects the timeless beauty of wood and stone retains all the other traditional advantages of vinyl, including low maintenance and affordability.
Sheet vinyl with a bottom layer of felt adheres directly to the subfloor.
Each plank attaches to the planks beside it, allowing for quick installation and the ability to install it over existing vinyl or tile.
Sheet vinyl with a bottom layer of fiberglass provides for greater dimensional stability. Additionally, the fiberglass backing provides a cushiony, soft feel underfoot. This newer type of construction provides a more resilient, cushioned feel underfoot and offers the most comfort.
With its stunning array of stone looks, color and texture, stone-patterned vinyl flooring brings a cozy, classic atmosphere to your home, and its long-lasting durability and nicely cushioned feel make it ideal for high-traffic areas.
Even among the traditional and contemporary fashion colors and geometric patterns you’re likely to associate with vinyl, you’ll find fresh and appealing designs that give you a modern look or hearken back to a retro era.
Each sheet showcases wood-grained patterns, filled with natural grains, knots and tonal variation for fantastic visual interest. Stain-, spill- and slip-resistant, you can enjoy a classic look knowing it doesn’t require the high cost or care of genuine hardwood.
Follow these tips for care and cleaning of your vinyl.
Use non-staining mats on your vinyl floor. Do not put rubber-backed, latex-backed or coco fiber mats on your floor because they will stain or damage the surface.
Initial Care and Cleaning
Keep traffic light during the first 24 hours after installation so the adhesive can dry properly. If your floor has been seamed, avoid stepping on the seam sealer for 24 hours so it can dry undisturbed. Avoid scrubbing or washing your floor for at least 3 days after installation. Clean any adhesive residue with a clean, white cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
Caution: Mineral spirits, lighter fluid, painter’s naphtha and isopropyl alcohol are flammable liquids. Take all precautions listed on the container.
Occasionally damp mop the floor with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner to remove dirt build-up. As a substitute, 2-3 capfuls of clear, non-sudsy ammonia in one gallon of water may be used. Using more than the recommended amount of cleaner may leave a dull film. See your flooring retailer for more information.