WHY VINYL?

Vinyl flooring has been reinvented over the past several years and  now represents the fastest growing segment of flooring. This positive change can be attributed to two things: The introduction of luxury vinyl planks and tiles, and the reinvention of sheet vinyl. These changes have opened up a world or style, design and applications for vinyl. Once limited to kitchen and baths, vinyl flooring has become popular for most any room in your home.

 

 

 

 

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LUXURY VINYL TILE

Vinyl tile floors are a great choice for any room in your home. Because of the high performance and ease of maintenance,  you can install vinyl tile flooring in any room where you expect to have high traffic and where you want a floor that’s easy to clean.

  • Variety of visuals from natural stone to wood plank
  • Variety of sizes allowing for use in any area
  • Easy to maintain and install
  • Vinyl flooring has some "give" or elasticity when you walk across them
  • Resistant to moisture
  • Spare tiles can be kept on hand to repair worn areas
  • Opens up unlimited possibilities for creating unique patterns
  • Can be glued down or floated

 

 

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SHEET VINYL

Vinyl sheet floors remain one of the most popular flooring categories. The reinvention of vinyl includes the move to "cushioned" vinyl, which is much softer under foot, as well as the incredible print technology that allows for the most realistic patterns.

  • Vinyl sheet is available in a wide range of looks
  • It is durable and easy to clean.
  • Vinyl sheet also comes in either 6’ or 12’ rolls, which means you won’t have seams where you don’t want them.
  •  Easy to maintain
  • Vinyl flooring has some "give" or elasticity when you walk across them
  • Resistant to moisture
  • Can be glued down or floated

 

 

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MAINTENANCE

Flooring, no matter how new or beautiful, is meant to be walked upon. Vinyl flooring is no exception. Time and foot traffic will most certainly take its toll..
New vinyl floors are extremely durable and long lasting, but like any floor covering they still need regular maintenance to stay looking like new. For more detailed information always refer to the manufacturer's written floor care procedures. You can’t avoid wear on your vinyl flooring, but knowing how to care for and maintain it can keep you floor in beautiful condition and make it a source of pride for years to come.

  • For the first 24 hours after your new vinyl floor is installed, protect all the seamed areas.
  • Do not roll heavy objects directly on to a newly installed vinyl floor for at least 5 days.
  • Allow 5 days before thoroughly washing your floor.
  • Check the condition of rollers and casters before use.
  • Protect your vinyl floor by covering the legs of furniture with felt protectors.
  • Remove dust, sand and grit particles.
  • Don’t use a vacuum with a beater bar.
  • Rinse the floor thoroughly with fresh water after cleaning
  • Place non-staining, walk-off mats or rugs at every outside entry to your room.
  • Be sure to avoid using rubber-backed mats or rugs.
  • For spots or spills, wipe them up immediately.
  • Make sure the floor’s manufacturer recommends the cleaner you are using.
  • Avoid using abrasive scrubbing tools.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners, soaps, paste waxes, or solvents on your vinyl floor.
  • If you purchased a PVC vinyl floor you should consider placing 2-3 coats of the manufacturer’s recommended floor polish on the floor immediately.
  • If your floor gets a cut or gouge in it, cover the area immediately and call your flooring professional.
  • For more maintenance information specific to your vinyl flooring, remember to consult the manufacturers’ recommendations

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