Luxury Vinyl provides extraordinary padded softness on the feet, low maintenance cost, and offers a wide array of designs from subtle plains to bright patterned colours. The technology of today has made luxury but cheap vinyl flooring look very much like the natural material they imitate such as wood or stone. So if you’re the type who wants the ceramic looking floor but want it to feel warmer underfoot, vinyl flooring is the right flooring material for you.
The first thing to know about vinyl material is that it’s different from linoleum flooring. Linoleum is made from natural products like linseed oil, wood, or limestone, while vinyl flooring is made of vinyl itself from PVC or plastic.
To be able to get the best luxury vinyl flooring it’s important that you understand how this floor covering material is constructed.
Vinyl floors are constructed in layers depending on the structure of the vinyl whether it’s inlaid vinyl or printed vinyl. The inlaid vinyl is made up of vinyl coloured particles from top to bottom. This is beneficial to make gouges and chips barely discernible.
The printed vinyl on the other hand, is made of the printed image or design that is captured beneath a clear top surface. This top surface is what’s known as the wear layer, of which thickness should be put into great consideration. The wear layer takes all the majority of exploits; therefore it must be thick enough to stand tears, rips, and gouges. There are three types of wear layers and it’s necessary that you be aware of them all:
The Vinyl No-Wax layer that is the least tough and needs regular polishing to maintain its luster.
The Urethane-finish layer that is guaranteed durable and resilient to water and stains.
The Enhanced Coatings and Urethanes layer that can provide the most reliable amount of protection and longevity.
Luxury flooring comes in two forms: the Vinyl Sheet Flooring and the Vinyl Tiles or Planks Flooring. The Vinyl sheet can be installed in one or two solid, unbroken pieces. It lessens your worry about seams that make the floor water to seep through. Vinyl Tiles are meticulously manufactured because of its required precision cuts, but it’s easier to install compared to one big Vinyl sheet. This form of vinyl flooring also comes in a much wider selection of designs through the use of different coloured tiles.
Joseph works for Remland Carpets, an award winning company. Remland Carpets specialise in all domestic and commercial work including schools, healthcare and industrial flooring.