ResilientToday you're looking for more fashionable choices in flooring than ever before, and the flooring industry has responded. Because, more than anything, they want to provide you with the flooring solution that's best for you, the flooring for the way you live. Resilient/Vinyl just may be the one for you and your home. Why? We'll get to that in a minute. But first, allow us to clear up some of the terminology, so you can be a smart shopper in this unique category of flooring.
Resilient floors, as the name implies, have some “give” or elasticity when you walk across them. Resilient floors are often used in kitchens and baths because of their good looks, resistance to moisture and wide variety of colors and textures.
These floors are relatively easy to keep clean. Their main enemy is grit or sand that can be ground into the surface.
No matter which resilient floor you choose, you will find stylish options, high performance and tremendous value. You can completely customize your floor by mixing contrasting colors patchwork style, creating medallions or curved cuts that express your unique vision and personality. Let your imagination run free!
Now, all vinyl floors are resilient but not all resilient floors are vinyl. However, the most common type of resilient flooring is vinyl.
There are two types of vinyl flooring: sheet vinyl and vinyl composition tiles (VCT).
For our purposes here, and throughout the rest of these sections, we will refer to sheet vinyl simply as vinyl, or vinyl flooring.
VCT has all the advantages of vinyl, is available in a wide array of colors and can look good anywhere.
Spare vinyl composition tiles can be kept on hand to repair worn areas, and the VCT format opens up unlimited possibilities for creating your own unique patterns.
However, vinyl flooring also offers you many tempting advantages.
In fact, no other floor covering category offers you the selection, styling, ease of maintenance and value as a vinyl floor!
Thanks to some great advancements in styling and technology, vinyl floors have been changed forever.
Vinyl flooring can now realistically mimic the look and textures of real resilient, stone and wood grain patterns.
These amazing replicas have such incredible realism it is difficult for most people to tell whether it's the real thing or not. Who needs to know, right?
Finally, a note about linoleum, which is not a resilient flooring but the one you probably recall as the original kitchen and bath flooring.
While linoleum, because it is a “natural” flooring material, is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance, the most popular floor covering material in this category is vinyl.
And don't forget to explore all the other Vinyl sections for more important information, more exciting, fashionable choices, and a possible flooring solution for the way you live.
Cork The bark of a tree commonly known as Cork Oak and native to the Mediterranean region. The bark naturally splits every 9 to 15 years and can be safely harvested causing no harm to the tree. Cork is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and mildew.
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