One of the primary advantages to sheet vinyl is its water resistance and durability. These characteristics make vinyl floors suitable for installation in kitchens and bathrooms as well as on, above and below grade. Sheet vinyl comes in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns to match nearly all home décor. Whether you prefer western or contemporary style, there's sheet vinyl flooring to meet your needs.
In comparison to floors such as rubber and hardwood, vinyl floors require significantly less maintenance. A light sweep and damp mop on occasion should be enough to keep your vinyl flooring looking like new. Unlike wood floor types (e.g. bamboo) and hard surface that require periodic sealing, vinyl floors do not need to be waxed or polished.
Another advantage to sheet vinyl is its resiliency. This means that the floor "gives" upon impact. This makes sheet vinyl quiet underfoot. Sheet vinyl is relatively easy to install, and can be laid over existing surfaces. For those who plan on doing the floor installation on their own, sheet vinyl can be a good choice. Additionally, sheet vinyl can be cost-effective and is typically cheaper than other floor types.
Some disadvantages of sheet vinyl floors:
- Vinyl floors can bubble up over time
- Sun exposure can cause vinyl floors to fade
- Sheet vinyl is made with PVC, a possible carcinogen
You can learn more about sheet vinyl installation by checking out our vinyl floor section on FindAnyFloor.com