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. Thanks to state-of-the-art print technology, 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.
Durability & Life Expectancy
A properly installed and maintained, high quality vinyl floor can last 20 to 30 years. Recent improvements in wear layers [seeThe Armstrong Difference] have enhanced vinyl's resistance to stains, scratches, moisture and fading. Because the 12' width allows for fewer or even no seams, vinyl floors reduce or eliminate places where dirt or moisture can accumulate. Vinyl's surface is waterproof for worry-free living, even when spills are not wiped up immediately. Because of all of these benefits, vinyl sheet is one of the best choices for high traffic areas, or households with active children or pets.
Keep in mind:
* Thinner vinyl is more susceptible to gouging and other durability problems.
* Thicker vinyl is a better choice for performance in high-traffic areas.
Five to 20 year range, depending on quality, against rips tear, gouges and stains. Better quality floors carry a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects and wear-through. Lower end products may warrant for fewer years and/or just certain aspects. [see Armstrong Difference]
Care & Maintenance
The original and still the best, easy care resilient flooring! Vinyl never needs waxing, buffing or polishing. Simply sweep as needed and mop occasionally with a vinyl floor cleaner . Liquids pool on the surface, making clean-up easy. Because vinyl is waterproof and stain resistant, clean-ups can wait until you're ready to mop them up.