There is no denying that wood, tile and laminate floors are appealing to look at. But let's face it: These materials may be high in cost. This is where vinyl flooring is a good choice. Plus vinyl is durable - it is resistant to dirt, spills and is very easy to clean while providing a slip-resistant surface at a reasonable price.
And, vinyl flooring is still evolving today. It's more durable-many companies offer lifetime warranties-and can be installed faster than earlier versions. It comes in a wide variety of patterns and textures and in response to health concerns, some flooring is now certified to meet strict standards for indoor air quality. Also, companies have added a new fiber backing to most of their vinyl flooring which keeps the edges of the product from rolling up. Look below the list of products for detailed vinyl flooring information.
It can be wet mopped, is more resistant to mold and mildew, is softer than tile and easier on the knees. And, some of our vinyl flooring comes with cushioning for a comfortable feel. It can be added to any room of your home or office quickly and inexpensively.
Below are the types of vinyl you can expect to find at Carol's Carpet.
This flooring goes down fast and has few, if any, seams. Combines PVC for toughness; fiberglass for stability; foam gel for comfort, texture, and insulation; and urethane for durability. Because of its weight, it can simply be loose laid over a subfloor, or glued down for more permanence.
Tiles and Planks
These products go through a manufacturing process similar to the one for vinyl sheets, but they come out harder and stiffer. Glue them down, or join them at the edges and let them "float" over the subfloor.
Composition Tile (VCT)
Made with a no-flex mix of vinyl and ground limestone, these tough tiles are commonly used in schools and other institutions. It has to be glued down. Installation is unforgiving because there's no grout and every tile has to be flush.
Strands of fiberglass are encapsulated in vinyl and woven into soft, textured sheets that can be glued down or loose laid. Naturally springy, it's stain resistant and easy to clean, and it won't deteriorate when left outdoors.