Resilient flooring (also called vinyl flooring) is a flooring created from carefully selected natural and synthetic materials.
Wide Variety of Design Options : Today, vinyl flooring is offered in many choices in colors, patterns, and textures. Tiles and planks range in styles from very formal to ultra-modern. Most planks/tiles include beveled edges and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Resilience: A specialized wear layer makes Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Tile (LVT) exceptionally resistant to scratches, scuffs, indentations, and stains. It is designed to be naturally water resistant and won’t swell or buckle from moisture. This makes LVP/T a perfect option for rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, or basements – where humidity and high-moisture levels can damage real stone or solid hardwoods.
Slip Resistance: Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Tile (LVT) is often less slippery than many natural surfaces, and some tiles include a slip-resistant layer for added safety. LVP/T is also much softer and warmer underfoot than ceramic tile or stone.
Durability: Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Tile (LVT) are very durable than laminate and hardwood floors, and designed to last for decades. Vinyl is a great flooring option that fits every décor and budget. Vinyl floors are an affordable option that offers style, durability, and long-lasting performance. When installed correctly over the proper subflooring, vinyl is extremely resistant to dents, scratches, and stains.
Easy to Clean: Nothing beats vinyl when it comes to cleaning. To keep your vinyl floor clean and sparkling, just sweep regularly, and occasionally damp mop with Armstrong floor care products. Advanced coatings create a strong barrier to protect against fading, scratches, stains, and moisture. Spills simply bead up and easily wipe away.
Affordability: Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Tile (LVT) are the most budget-friendly of vinyl flooring types, but even luxury vinyl is an affordable upgrade.
DIY Installation: Installation options vary with the type of vinyl floor you choose, but all types can be installed by DIYers, depending on your handyman skill level. Innovations in vinyl sheet include fiberglass backing for “loose lay” installation without adhesive. Easy-to-install vinyl tile lets you create beautifully patterned floors by alternating colors or designs.
Here are some maintenance tips for vinyl flooring:
Regular Cleaning: Vinyl floors should be swept, vacuumed, or mopped on a regular basis to prevent dirt and grit from scratching the surface. Use a damp mop with mild soap and water to clean the floors. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, bleach, ammonia, or wax-based products.
Protect from Furniture Scratches: Place felt pads under furniture legs to prevent scratches on the vinyl flooring. Avoid dragging heavy furniture or appliances across the floor.
Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fade the color of vinyl floors. Use curtains or blinds to protect the floors from the sun's harmful UV rays.
Use Door Mats: Place door mats at entryways to trap dirt and moisture before it gets onto the vinyl floors. This helps prevent scratches and stains.
Address Spills Immediately: Wipe up spills immediately to prevent stains on the vinyl flooring. Use a damp cloth with mild soap and water to clean up spills.
Deep Cleaning: For deep cleaning, use a non-abrasive floor cleaner that is compatible with vinyl floors. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Do not use harsh chemicals, such as bleach, ammonia, or abrasive cleaners on vinyl floors, as they can damage the surface.
Please note: Every manufacturer has their patented products with different warranties depending on wear layers and special finishes, ranging from 5 to 20 years. Please refer to the manufacturers warranty.