Practical. Modern. Flexible. Depending on grade, resilient vinyl flooring can fit any style and budget. Highly affordable, yet durable and easy to maintain, vinyl is available in an amazing selection of colors and patterns to complement virtually any decor.
Vinyl is offered with three different types of wear surfaces —vinyl no-wax, urethane and enhanced urethane. Once a breakthrough flooring technology, no-wax is now basically an entry-level surface which still offers some resistance to scuffs and stains, but lacks the durability and low maintenance properties of urethane. And for even tougher resistance to black heel marks, dirt and most household chemicals, enhanced urethane is the solution. In addition to choices in wear surface and grade, vinyl comes in both individual tiles and sheets.
Highly affordable, easy to maintain and available in an endless variety of patterns and colors, vinyl is the most popular flooring choice. Vinyl can be installed over most any surface and is especially popular in kitchens and bathrooms since it also has a high degree of mositure resistance to spills. Most vinyl only requires routine sweeping and mopping.
Durable vinyl is also right at home in other high traffic areas such as playrooms, mudrooms, and entranceways. Generally, an enhanced urethane wear surface is recommended due to its tougher resistance to black heel marks, dirt, and household chemicals, which all tend to accompany high traffic.
Another consideration, when comparing is that vinyl is that it is truly resilient flooring. This means it gives a little bit, which can be much easier on the back and legs than hard materials like tile if you are on your feet a lot, such as in the kitchen.