Everyone loves the appeal that wood, stone and ceramic bring into a home, but these flooring materials are very high in cost, may offer less physical comfort, and often high maintenance.
A smart and popular flooring option for savvy designers and homeowners is Toronto vinyl flooring. It is a durable material that is cost-effective, provides comfortable footing and is resistant to street grit, sloppy spills and pointy heels. Toronto vinyl flooring can be found in almost every home in the kitchens, bathrooms, basements and foyers. Vinyl flooring is a category of resilient flooring that encompasses a wide range of products, including sheets, tiles and planks. Each of these vinyl types are also available in a variety of styles.
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Everyone loves the appeal that wood, stone and ceramic bring into a home, but these flooring materials are very high in cost, may offer less physical comfort, and often high maintenance.Vinyl sheets: this type of vinyl flooring was invented in the 1950s and it is a combination of PVC, fiberglass, foam gel and urethane. Its unique components all provide a different characteristic – PVC offers toughness while fiberglass is for sheet stability. The addition of foam gel is to increase softness and comfort for your footing, as well as texture and insulation. Finally, urethane is for the signature durability of vinyl. The sheets are easily installed and because of its weight, each sheet can be loosely laid over a level subfloor or glued down for permanence. Furthermore, the vinyl sheets have very few, if any, seams after a professional installation. Vinyl tiles and planks: these types of vinyl flooring are do-it-yourself friendly and a popular choice for many homeowners who enjoy projects around the house. Vinyl tiles and planks undergo a similar manufacturing process as vinyl sheets, but the difference is their increase in hardness and stiffness. For installation, vinyl tiles and planks need to be glued down to the subfloor or at minimal, joined individually at the edges.
Vinyl composition tiles (VCT): vinyl composition tiles are different from regular vinyl tiles because they are made from a no-flex mixture of vinyl and ground limestone.These 12-by-12 inches tiles are extremely tough and are commonly used in schools and similar institutions. The installation for VCT is unforgiving and requires the work of professionals. Each VCT must be glued down and flushed with its neighbours without the use of grout for the best results. Woven vinyl: this type of vinyl flooring is made by weaving strands of fiberglass encapsulated in vinyl into soft, textured sheets. It is naturally springy, stain-resistant and very easy to clean and maintain. Another perk to choosing woven vinyl is that it does not deteriorate if left outdoors. During installation, these woven vinyl sheets can either be laid down or glued down to the subfloor. SPC flooring: this is actually an upgrade of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) that is environmentally-friendly, simple to install, waterproof with strong stability and comes in a variety of designs. SPC flooring is specially designed with Unilin, which is a click-locking system for its installation. With this technology, the installation process with SPC flooring is easy and compatible with many different types of floor bases such as concrete, ceramic or even existing flooring. If you are planning a home renovation and are considering different Toronto vinyl flooring options, we invite you to speak with our professionals at Chestnut Flooring. We can discuss with you all the options available for vinyl, as well as other materials you may be interested in.
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