Vinyl FAQs

Linoleum shares similar attributes because it is a type of vinyl flooring. However, modern vinyl floors have advanced to provide maximum underfoot comfort, an eco-friendly layered construction, and wide variety of styles. Linoleum on the other hand is an older product that was first patented 150 years ago. Linoleum is made from all natural and biodegradable materials, which limits designs and much more difficult to cut. Vinyl flooring provides an incredible amount of styles and designs available as the designs are printed, providing tremendous variety at a low cost.

 

linoleum vinyl comparison sheet tile

Vinyl is versatile and can be installed in virtually any room. The mix of fashionable style and extreme durability of luxury vinyl flooring makes the floor ideal for heavy traffic environments like hospitals, schools, retail, offices, hospitality and more. Our LVTs are superior in wear resistance and can be suited for hallways, walkways, and more. The water-resistant qualities of vinyl flooring also enables it to be installed in rooms with increased moisture or below-grade rooms like basements, laundry rooms, and bathrooms.

FloorScore is a voluntary, independent certification program that tests and certifies hard surface flooring and associated products for compliance with criteria adopted in California for indoor air emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) with potential health effects. Floorscore is the most recongnized indoor air quality certification standard for hard surface flooring materials. Qualifies for many green building schemes including LEED v4, WELL, BREEAM, and CHPS.

LVT – Luxury Vinyl Tile, a type of vinyl flooring made to emulate the look of stone or ceramic flooring, with the added benefits of vinyl.

LVP – Luxury Vinyl Plank, made to mimic hardwood flooring.

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring are made into smaller sections in the shape of stone tile or hardwood flooring planks. These sections mimic the look and feel of stone/ceramic tiles and hardwood flooring planks. Sheet vinyl flooring is more traditional, made from long rolls of continuous vinyl

WPC – Wood Plastic Composite

Also known as waterproof core vinyl flooring or engineered vinyl flooring. WPC vinyl is manufactured with a wood-plastic composite backing instead of the traditional PVC backing. Engineered backing combines recycled wood and plastic composites to form a bond of strength and stability, topped by a vinyl top layer. WPC is thicker than your traditional vinyl.

 

SPC – Stone Plastic Composite

Also known as stone-polymer composite. SPC is typically referred to as rigid core luxury vinyl flooring. 100% waterproof.

 

LVF – Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring encompasses both WPC and SPC. Offers glue down or interlocking installation mechanism.

Vinyl flooring offers a wide variety of choices. Vinyl is a resilient flooring that can replicate the look of wood, stone or tile floors. Generally composed of a bottom layer of strength and durability, with a printed design and protective wear layer above.

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