Mar 15, 2023 | Sarah King
When it comes to water-resistant floors, vinyl flooring has always been a top choice. From sheet vinyl to luxury vinyl tile flooring, your flooring will boast water resistance, high durability, and stylish qualities. Vinyl sheet flooring has come a long way over the years thanks to technological innovations in the flooring industry. Not only is it an affordable flooring material and covering, but it is also a beautiful flooring with a long life expectancy. We’ve already further explored luxury vinyl flooring options perfect for tile and planks, so let’s jump into what vinyl sheet flooring is and why it might just be the perfect fit for your home or business space.
Like other types of vinyl floors, sheet vinyl is made to perfectly reproduce the look of natural stone, tile, and hardwood flooring. Vinyl sheet flooring is made from a synthetic material mostly made up of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. The synthetic materials are coated in UV-cured surface protection made of urethane, a transparent wear layer, making the entire floor around it resistant to water, scratching, stains, and other types of damage. Probably the biggest advantage of sheet vinyl as flooring materials, however, is its easy installation. Additionally, vinyl sheet flooring comes in huge rolls and is ideal for rooms on your property that are susceptible to moisture, such as:
The key differences between sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl are that a sheet vinyl floor is made in large sheets. In contrast, luxury vinyl (such as vinyl tiles and planks) comes in separate pieces that mimic the types of genuine flooring that are being produced. Sheet vinyl is made from several layers:
Standard vinyl flooring is made from flexible sheets that are very thin, while luxury vinyl is a very different type of vinyl flooring made from the same materials. Luxury vinyl flooring is sold in separate tiles or planks and is thicker than sheet vinyl. Luxury vinyl is not as smooth as sheet vinyl either. This is due to the grooves and whirls made into the flooring material that makes it accurately mimic natural materials like ceramic tile or hardwood. While both offer immense durability, luxury vinyl is virtually dent and gouge resistant, making it the more durable flooring option of the two.
Sheet vinyl is made with waterproof materials, such as PVC, which makes this flooring option perfect for water-prone areas of the home. Sheet vinyl is a great fit for any room in your home, but it excels in the kitchen, laundry room, basement, and bathrooms where it exceeds expectations in water-resistance.
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