Luxury vinyl flooring vs. sheet vinyl

Luxury vinyl flooring vs. sheet vinyl

Generations of homeowners have been served well by vinyl flooring. It's always been a favorite for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Today, vinyl flooring is found in every room of the home. And since it's so versatile, it works well for every type of homeowner. The most demanding brands are ideal for pet owners and active families. Quality Carpet + Flooring in Englewood, Florida, offers high-quality vinyl flooring in a wide range of colors and designs.

Multi-layer material

Luxury vinyl and sheet vinyl flooring consist of layers of disparate synthetic materials that are bonded together. But luxury vinyl is available in a vinyl plank and a tile form that provide textures and seams that give a more realistic wood or tile appearance. More importantly, luxury vinyl is thicker than sheet vinyl. With this thickness comes deeper embossing and a look that more closely mimics hardwood, stone, or ceramic flooring.

Installation method

Sheet vinyl flooring is cut from 6- and 12-foot wide rolls. Typically, no more than three sheets are needed to cover a floor. The sheets are glued to the subfloor, sometimes only around the perimeter of the room. Some luxury vinyl flooring is designed for glue-down installation. But more often, planks and tiles click and lock together, so the floor floats above the subfloor. The third type of vinyl flooring is available. Loose lay planks, tiles, and sheets use friction to grip the floor.

We’ll help you make the best flooring choice

Luxury vinyl has better resistance to stains and abrasion, and it’s easy to replace a plank or tile if the floor is damaged. Thus, luxury vinyl is more durable than sheet vinyl. Regardless of your choice of material, locally-owned Quality Carpet + Flooring has got you covered! We install residential and commercial flooring, and we offer free in-home estimates and free video chat consultations. Folks who live in the Englewood, Venice, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande, and North Port, Florida, areas can depend on us for all of their vinyl flooring needs.