A vinyl floor is a strong plastic floor that consists of several layers: the base, a protective layer of fiberglass, the design and the finish.
The durability of vinyl depends on the thickness of the layer and the strength of the substrate.
An additional coating increases resistance to scratching and wear.
Vinyl is available in countless colors and patterns and can mimic other floor coverings (eg tile, hardwood …) and original fantasy designs. Even designs that blend figures seamlessly are possible.
A vinyl floor is very easy to maintain. It is enough to vacuum weekly and wash them regularly with a detergent designed for vinyl floors.
Placement It can be placed almost anywhere in your home, even in humid areas (as long as the adhesive is not soluble in water) and still look like a million dollars.
The vinyl is available in thicknesses ranging from 1 to 3.5 mm and in widths of 2, 3 and 4 meters wide. Remember that heavily loaded floors require a stronger and thicker grade than less loaded floors.
Advantages of vinyl floors
* The widest range of colors and designs.
If you want to mimic the look and feel of natural materials such as wood, stone or ceramic, or if you prefer a design that is only possible with modern printing technology, vinyl flooring offers the widest range of designs and colors. in any category of floors.
* An excellent purchase
If you are a reseller, the value for money of vinyl sheet is one of the best deals on apartments compared to other floor coverings.
* Accommodation and resistance underfoot
Compared to other hard surface flooring, it is easier to stand on vinyl for extended periods. Its elasticity is more tolerant of containers or objects that fall to the ground. The comfortable vinyl structure suitable for children and the most flexible joints of the elderly.
* Low maintenance
Vinyl requires minimal maintenance, much less than any other category of flooring.
The vinyl sheet does not absorb liquids, making it ideal for any room in the house, especially bathrooms and kitchens. It also has fewer joints than vinyl tile, so there are fewer places for water and dirt to collect.
* Be installed anywhere
Vinyl can be used below, at ground level, or above grade on most subfloors (except carpet).
* Vinyl sheet is 6 ‘or 12’ feet (1.8m or 3.6m) wide, creating a smoother-looking installation.
* Sound absorbing effect
* Never feel cold
Disadvantages of vinyl flooring * Less durable than some other floor coverings (eg tile, linoleum, …)
* Big differences in quality, make sure the quality of the soil is adapted to the use
* Do not increase the value of the home
Vinyl sheets are less likely to improve your home’s monetary value than natural flooring products.
* More easily scratched or opened
Thinner vinyl is more likely to split and other sustainability issues. For high-use areas, vinyl is best installed thicker and of better quality.
* Not as friendly to other flooring (adhesive-free laminated vinyl tile)
For hardworking people, vinyl sheet is not very complicated to install, but it requires precision and preparation. The subfloor must be prepared so that it is smooth, flat and dry before laying it on the ground. After laying the flooring, sealing the joints can be difficult. When a board is required, it is best to leave the installation to a professional.
* Must allow for expansion and contraction.
Subfloors contract and expand with changes in temperature and humidity.