When introduced to the U.S. market in the 1930s, vinyl flooring
was highly praised for its durability, affordability, and easy care. Over the years, it has evolved into a flooring material with two more characteristics: high-end style and complete waterproof abilities. If you haven't taken a look at it recently, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the assortment. There's truly something for everyone.
Today's standard sheet comes in florals, geometrics, herringbones, wood looks, and encaustic tile-looks. Technology has given us embossing, so the floors have depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. While it can be glued, this vinyl also has a fiberglass backing that enables it to lie flat, so you can do a loose lay where no adhesives are needed.
Composite tiles (VCT) are known for strength, making them an excellent choice for high traffic floors in busy areas. They come in large color palettes and pattern collections, do not fade, and resist noise. Installation is glued-down or peel-and-stick.