Despite being made of the same material, vinyl sheets and vinyl planks have fundamental differences that can convince you to choose one over the other.
For example, vinyl sheets are sold as large rolls similar to linoleum flooring, so it is installed as one large sheet that covers the space. When choosing vinyl sheets for your home, you can expect to see no visible seams if there are any at all. On the other hand, vinyl plank comes in a plank style similar to laminate flooring
. Each plank is installed individually to create an appearance similar to natural wood. Also, unlike vinyl sheets, the plank flooring style has a sturdy fiberglass backing for support and rigidity.
So how do we know which is the best for you and your home?
Vinyl planks are often recommended for their ease of installation and do-it-yourself projects. They come in small planks that click together and creates a smooth, seamless surface without the worry of bubbles or peeling of edges. Vinyl sheets often has the tendency of curling over time.
Additionally, since vinyl sheets is one single layer with no distinction between the planks, it is obvious that the flooring is not real wood or stone. Conversely, each individual vinyl plank is distinct and textured, producing a very authentic and natural wood or stone appearance. This aesthetic advantage of vinyl planks come with a price though, it is less water resistant and durable compared to vinyl sheets.
Overall, vinyl sheets and planks are both great Toronto vinyl flooring choices. It is important to keep in mind that the best option though is dependent on what you want for your home.