Comparing Sheet Vinyl vs. Vinyl Tile Flooring

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The durability, practicality, and value of vinyl flooring have made it a popular choice in a variety of residential and commercial installations. Many of the advantages are shared by both the common forms of vinyl flooring—sheet vinyl and vinyl tiles/planks. But there are also key differences between the two types, making each particularly well suited for certain applications. Your decision ultimately will be made on the type of environment, the level of traffic it will have to endure, and the kinds of hazards and staining agents that it will be exposed to.

Each type of flooring can be judged according to a number of criteria, and your choice may boil down to which characteristics are most important for your situation.

Appearance and Realism

One of the main reasons why people purchase vinyl flooring of any type is that it can be printed to look like a vast number of different materials, including hardwood, natural stone, and ceramic tile. While sheet vinyl can be printed with lines to mimic the look of seams between individual planks or ceramic tiles, the advantage in terms of realism goes to vinyl tiles. With newer types of vinyl tiles, often known as "luxury" vinyl, the individual tiles or planks can actually be grouted between the seams, making them look very realistic indeed. Doing so not only gives a more authentic, three-dimensional look of hard tile, but it also makes the application feel more real underfoot. Read More..


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Article was originally published on: 01/20/19