If you’re looking for something that’s easy to buy, easy to install, and easy to match to any décor, look no further than vinyl sheet flooring. It is one of the most popular flooring choices in the world!
What is vinyl sheet flooring?
It is exactly what it sounds like – long, wide sheets of vinyl. Vinyl sheet flooring comes in rolls of either 6’ or 12’, so you don’t have to worry about having seams all over the place. And seams don’t just look bad; they can also allow moisture to seep in.
If you live in a high-humidity environment, or you just need a floor that’s water-resistant, vinyl sheet flooring is the perfect solution.
What does vinyl sheet flooring look like?
Just like other types of flooring, vinyl sheet flooring comes in a virtual rainbow of colors and patterns. Vinyl sheet flooring is designed to look like virtually any type of high-end flooring – from granite, to hardwood, to ceramic tile, to stone. It can even be embossed so that it feels like high-end flooring, instead of a smooth sheet.
How do you install vinyl sheet flooring?
While it may look like high-end flooring, vinyl sheet flooring is much easier to install. The sheet simply glues to the floor! Some sheets come pre-glued, so all you have to do is remove the backing, and lay it down. Other sheets need you to physically glue them to the floor, but it’s a process that’s easy enough for most beginners.
And, vinyl sheet flooring can even be laid down over your existing flooring, so you don’t need to worry about the time and expense of removing the old floor first!
How do you maintain vinyl sheet flooring?
As an added benefit, vinyl sheet flooring requires very little maintenance. Most sheets are considered “no-wax” – meaning that you never need to buff or polish it. All you have to do to keep it looking its best is sweep and mop it on a regular basis.
So, how do you tell high-quality vinyl sheet flooring from low-quality?
As a general rule, the thicker the sheet, the better quality it is. Thicker sheets of vinyl flooring usually look better and are more durable.
Plus, thicker sheets tend to come with a cushioned backing that is more comfortable to walk and stand on. There are a variety of cushioned backings to choose from, too. Some are thicker than others because they are made out of foam. Some are made out of fiberglass – which isn’t as soft, but is more durable.