Now referred to as “resilient”, vinyl is much more than old sheet flooring. Revolutionary new technology has created hundreds of products that simulate the beauty of tile, wood and stone floors.
Vinyl withstands the daily stresses that high traffic can put on a floor. It is also very easy to maintain, making it a popular choice for laundry rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.
More recently, Luxury Vinyl Tile, or LVT, that mimics wood, tile and stone looks is being used in basements as an alternative to carpet. This provides an attractive water-resistant and easy-to-maintain surface.
The newest member of the vinyl family is WPC (wood polymer composite). Known for being waterproof, rigid and dimensionally stable, WPC can go over most subfloors without much preparation. It’s a perfect choice for large spaces, as there is no requirement for expansion moldings – unlike its laminate cousin. In an effort to differentiate their products, suppliers are branding their WPC offerings with names such as enhanced vinyl plank (EVP), engineered luxury vinyl flooring and waterproof vinyl. All of these names illustrate the advanced features of WPC – stop in and see for yourself!