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Benefits of Vinyl

technology improved look

foster remembers an lvt in the 1970s and 1980s made to look like brick, with a herringbone pattern and grout lines. that product fell out of favor, along with similar faux looks.

but in recent years, rapidly advancing high-tech processes have transformed lvt and Vinyl sheet flooring into products that look like the real thing. such products are available in several price points, with the most expensive lines offering the most realistic look.

one significant change is that lvt and Vinyl sheet flooring no longer have to have the look of perfection that has long been the giveaway that the products were Vinyl. higher-end lvt can effectively mimic distressed and antique floors, foster says. with products designed to look like wood, longer planks placed irregularly give a look of authenticity, he says.

these products are now found in upscale homes and commercial spaces, a far cry from Vinyl’s origin as a homey, economical option.

They’re still offering a look for less money than the real thing,” Foster says of the higher-end LVT products. “The price difference is enough of a difference to sway people’s minds. Plus it’s easy to clean and not easily damaged.”

earth-friendly, family-friendly

today’s consumers are increasingly interested in earth-friendly flooring. the new lvt and Vinyl sheet flooring products address these concerns by using virgin vinyl that doesn’t release harmful vocs and adhesives that don’t have fumes. some can be installed without any adhesive at all. because the products are durable and have a timeless look, they’ll last for decades and not end up in a landfill as quickly.

foster sees a bright future for lvt and Vinyl sheet flooring, buoyed by high-tech processes that enable the products to evolve and remain fashionable amid changing consumer tastes.

“Somebody doing fabulous interiors may want stone, marble, or wood, because not everybody is going to want a faux look,” he says. “But for most people, the LVT and vinyl sheet flooring products are going to offer the right look and appealing features for the money.”

Installation of Laminate

Vinyl

Please be sure to reference your Vinyl floor warranty for specific care requirements! For your general information, however, here are some basic tips and facts:

As needed, sweep your floor to remove dirt and grit.
Wipe spills promptly.
Mop occasionally using a special cleaner we can recommend-just ask your sales associate for guidance.

To make your Vinyl floor look good now and for a long time to come, proper installation is critical. Here’s the procedure an experienced installation professional will follow:

Current flooring: A professional installer will start with a flat surface, which may require extensive prep work—such as removing the existing floor or installing a new subfloor on top of an existing floor. Sometimes, however, Vinyl flooring can be installed directly on top of what you already have. Your installer will have the experience to know the best way to proceed.
Moisture testing: Vinyl flooring is less sensitive to moisture than hardwood, but the existing subfloor will still need to be tested so that moisture-related problems can be avoided later. • Installation method: In floating floors, as the name suggests, planks are attached to each other, not to the subfloor. Glue-down floors require greater installation skill for the exacting process of adhesive application. As discussed below, room shape can also be problematic.
Room shape: The configuration of a room can be a challenge, requiring precise measurement, cutting, and placement of flooring—another reason why proper installation by a professional will give you high-quality results.
It’s a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.

Avoid using detergent or soap-based products, which will dim the shine.
Most Vinyl floors have finishes that do not require additional buffing, shining, or waxing-these actions, in fact, might harm the finish.
Vinyl floors can be slippery when wet, so use caution when walking on them after mopping.

Vinyl

Please be sure to reference your Vinyl floor warranty for specific care requirements! For your general information, however, here are some basic tips and facts:

As needed, sweep your floor to remove dirt and grit.
Wipe spills promptly.
Mop occasionally using a special cleaner we can recommend-just ask your sales associate for guidance.
Avoid using detergent or soap-based products, which will dim the shine.
Most Vinyl floors have finishes that do not require additional buffing, shining, or waxing-these actions, in fact, might harm the finish.
Vinyl floors can be slippery when wet, so use caution when walking on them after mopping.