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If you haven't looked at vinyl sheet lately, you will be amazed by what you see!  Whatever type of design you have in mind, odds are it's
available in vinyl. The wide array of vinyl designs and colors can be a great source of inspiration. Vinyl can replicate both the look and texture of natural
materials such as hardwood, limestone, slate and ceramic. Vinyl can also convey original graphic designs that range from traditional to contemporary.
Vinyl's appeal goes beyond good looks. It's one of the
easiest floors to live with, requiring a minimum of maintenance. Its soft, cushy feel is easy to stand on, kind to backs and knees, and forgiving when objects
are dropped. Best of all, vinyl is one of the most economical flooring choices you can make for your home.


 


Style Elements to consider

Seven design-oriented
points to consider before picking out your new floor

  1. Compatibility

    Select a floor that coordinates with other objects
    in the room, like cabinets, countertops and fabrics.

  2. Color

    Choose a color that you're comfortable living with
    and that complements the style of your room.

  3. Light Sources

    Light affects how a floor looks. Consider the size
    of the windows and the direction they face, as well
    as the artificial lighting in the room.

  4. Atmosphere

    To make a room appear light and airy, choose lighter
    colors. To make it feel warm and cozy, use darker
    tones.

  5. Pattern and Scale

    Select a floor pattern with a scale that works with
    other patterns in the room, as well as the size of
    the room itself.

  6. Traffic Pattern

    For high-traffic areas such as kitchens and entries,
    select the best quality floor you can afford to
    ensure it will meet the demands of your lifestyle.

  7. Peace of Mind

    Count on us – the look you love, for the life you
    lead.

 

What is
Vinyl Sheet?
  

Vinyl sheet is a
layered construction sold in 6' and 12' widths.

There are two types of construction, typically
described by the type of backing:

Felt represents over 90% of vinyl
sheet floors sold today.

Fiberglass is a newer
construction format. Fiberglass is the "cushiest"
form of vinyl flooring and offers the most
installation options.

 

Vinyl Sheet

The uppermost layers for both types are identical:

A) Protective top coat: 
Urethane or other high-performance top coats which make the
product easy to clean and resist scratches and scuffs.

B) Protective clear vinyl layer:  Adds
durability and helps protect against rips, tears and gouges.
The thicker this layer, the better the performance. The
flooring's appearance retention and general durability is
largely dependent on the quality and thickness of the clear
wear layer.

C) Printed vinyl design layer: The
rotogravure printing process offers an unlimited range of
patterns and designs, including very realistic
interpretations of natural materials.  

The bottom layers for both constructions differ:

D) Felt: Felt bottom layer
that adheres to the sub floor.

D)
Fiberglass
: A fiberglass structural layer makes the
product more dimensionally stable (will not curl, allows it
to lay flat, and install without glue). A cushiony vinyl
backing provides added underfoot comfort.

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