Vinyl flooring is available in countless styles, and is available in sheets, planks, and tiles. Vinyl comes in different grades and forms, which you should understand as you consider installing a vinyl floor.
Types of Vinyl Flooring
Color, texture, and inspiration from the beauty of nature come together in our beautiful selection of vinyl flooring from Armstrong and IVC.
Vinyl Tile – Vinyl tiles allow for creativity, including mixing tiles and creating visual effects such as borders. The seams between vinyl tiles are intended to contribute to the design. We carry the newest trends in vinyl, including large format tiles from 16” x 16” square and the hugely popular 12” x 24” rectangle tiles.
Vinyl Plank — Vinyl planks come in many looks, and can actually resemble wood planks. The shape of the planks contribute to exciting decorator looks.
Sheet Vinyl — Vinyl sheet flooring is meant to be a continuous, smooth surface. Only if a single sheet isn’t big enough to cover a room will there be a seam in vinyl sheet flooring.
LVT: Luxury Vinyl Tile — Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) offers the realistic look of natural materials in durable, easy to maintain vinyl. LVT is made by bonding several layers together, including a photographic layer under a protective top layer.
Vinyl Flooring Installation
Vinyl tiles, planks, and most sheets are either felt-backed or vinyl-backed, and secured to the floor with adhesive. Fiberglass-backed vinyl sheet is meant to float, and is secured with a strong double-sided tape instead of adhesive.
Composition of Vinyl Flooring
Color, texture, and inspiration from the beauty of nature come together in our beautiful selection of vinyl flooring at Messner Flooring. Vinyl is made up of layers. The top layer is the “wear” layer, which should resist stains and scratches. The thicker the top layer, the longer and better your vinyl floor will wear. The next layer is the design layer, which holds the color and pattern of the flooring. That is bonded to the core vinyl layer, which gives the flooring its cushion. The bottom layer is the foundation for the others, and is what is set in the adhesive.
The color and design is either inlaid or on the surface of the vinyl flooring. The higher the gloss, the less likely you can protect your vinyl floor from showing wear. Talk to one of our experienced Messner Flooring team members about how to select the best vinyl product for your needs.