Vinyl Flooring FAQ
Are vinyl flooring and linoleum the same?
Linoleum is a type of vinyl flooring. Vinyl has really advanced recently and become a much more versatile product. Modern luxury vinyl floors are soft underfoot and eco-friendly. There are a lot more designs and styles associated with modern vinyl compared to traditional linoleum.
What is the difference in luxury vinyl tile, luxury vinyl plank and sheet vinyl flooring?
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring are made in small sections like the shape of a hardwood flooring plank or a piece of tile. This means these sections look and feel like tile or planks rather than being a sheet. Sheet vinyl flooring is made in long rolls and is more like the traditional vinyl flooring people are use to.
Where can vinyl flooring be used?
Vinyl floors can be used in almost any room of the house. They are extremely durable which allows them to be used in high-traffic rooms like entryways, kitchens and hall ways but also water-resistant so they can be in laundry rooms, bathrooms and even basements.
Can I use Vinyl on my stairs?
Yes, vinyl can be used on stairs. The vinyl has a fiberglass layer helps to keep it flat on the stair and a metal nose would be utilized on the edge to help secure the flooring.
Can I install vinyl over existing tile?
Yes, new vinyl can be installed over tile flooring. If there are holes or broken tiles they will need to be repaired before installing to keep the vinyl level. Also a leveler compound will likely be needed to great a level and smooth surface.
Can Vinyl be repaired?
Most vinyl cannot be replaced because of how it is constructed. You van generally remove and replace pieces of LVP or LVT without too much hassle. Repairing sheet vinyl requires much more work.
How do I clean my vinyl flooring?
Vinyl flooring is easy to clean and maintain. You need to sweep or dry mop the floor regularly. For a deeper clean you need to scrub or wipe up stains with a vinyl flooring cleaner and nonabrasive cloth. Then clean with a damp mop. Occasional you will want to wash the floor with a gentle floor cleaner that meets the manufacture’s guidelines. Ammonia and bleach can damage your flooring as well has high temperatures on a steam mop.