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Top 3 Types of Resilient Flooring

Top 3 Types of Resilient Flooring

Resilient flooring is about flexibility and durability. It allows you to achieve the design you are desiring, like the look of tile or hardwood floors, often as a much more affordable option.

Trending Types of Resilient Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Every homeowner wants flooring that can withstand heavy traffic, scratches and is durable to last many years in pristine condition. That’s where luxury vinyl flooring comes into play. The popularity of luxury vinyl flooring has blossomed in recent years with the advancement of engineering capabilities and its incredible design capabilities.

Luxury vinyl tile is thicker than traditional vinyl. Due to its thickness, luxury vinyl has better sound-blocking properties. Luxury vinyl is also softer underfoot.

Flexible Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring 

 Are you looking to redesign a space in your home? Consider installing flexible luxury vinyl flooring due to its beneficial qualities. Flexible luxury vinyl is glued down to provide stability and increased adherence to the subfloor, so it’s not likely to lift or reveal wear points at the seams. If there’s a trouble area on your floor, this flooring option allows for the removal and replacement of planks that require replacing.

Flexible luxury vinyl flooring should be installed on a completely flat subfloor. Even though flexible luxury vinyl allows for easier flooring changes due to its affordability and ease of installation, we do recommend professional installation.  

This type of secure flooring is more suitable for large spaces and is the less expensive route in luxury vinyl compared to rigid vinyl.

Rigid Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Rigid luxury vinyl tile uses an easy-click installation through a tongue and groove system and is installed to float over the subfloor. It does not require adhesives, so you can install it yourself. But, it’s always safe to leave it to the professionals.

Rigid luxury vinyl tile is 100% waterproof and very easy to maintain. It has a strong rigid core made from a wood or plastic and stone composite core. As a luxury vinyl, it’s thicker and more resistant to the wear and tear of everyday life.

This type of flooring is better in smaller rooms or if you have subfloors that experience moisture or where flooding could occur like basements, kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms. A phenomenal feature of rigid luxury vinyl tile flooring is that you can achieve the look of wood floors wherever you’d like except it’s waterproof.

This year, interior design trends in flooring are leaning towards lighter wide plank floors to brighten and enlarge spaces. This contrasts the darker flooring tones of previous design trends. Now is the time to explore installing resilient flooring types. Another type of resilient flooring is traditional sheet vinyl.

Traditional Sheet Vinyl

Sheet vinyl is made up of multiple layers including the:

  • Base layer – supports all layers
  • Fiberglass – what keeps vinyl flat
  • Cushion layer – adds bounce and texture
  • Pattern layer – supplies color and look
  • Wear layer – safeguards the pattern
  • Topcoat – adds sheen because it protects the wear layer

If you’re designing a space that requires a seamless floor, sheet vinyl flooring is the best option. It’s available in many different patterns including hardwood or ceramic tile. Traditional sheet vinyl is best installed by professionals because mis-cuts can ruin an entire piece of sheet vinyl flooring.

If you take proper maintenance and care of traditional sheet vinyl, it can last for up to 20 years. Most warranties are typically 10 to 20 years. Plus, traditional sheet vinyl flooring is a cost-effective solution for consumers.

Renovation flooring trends have recently seen a rise in resilient flooring popularity. Why are so many more customers choosing resilient flooring?

Why Choose Resilient Flooring

Resilient flooring has a smooth surface and has higher resistance from cracks and crevices. But there are other benefits of choosing vinyl type flooring instead of tile or hardwood flooring.

Resilient Flooring Pros

The number one reason consumers choose resilient flooring is because it’s waterproof. Who wouldn’t choose a waterproof option, particularly in rooms susceptible to spills or accidents? Bathroom tubs overflooding or dropped wine glass in the kitchen? Resilient vinyl flooring is what you need because it’s also easy to clean and maintain.

How Our Flooring Experts Can Help

Deciding which type of vinyl flooring comes down to examining the space’s atmosphere and size of the room, but the beauty is you aren’t limited to one flooring pattern type. Consult one of our flooring experts to help you determine what fits your lifestyle, needs and budget, so you can choose what works best for each room’s specific needs.

If you’re looking to update your flooring with trending design choices this spring, contact Carpetland USA.



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