- On October 27, 2020
- Contract Flooring, LVTs, vinyl flooring, what is vinyl flooring
Contract Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring is made out of synthetic flooring materials such as PVC vinyl and fibreglass. It has a thick core and built up with multiple layers, making it especially durable and perfect for contract application.
Vinyl flooring has excellent acoustics properties helping reduce the noise of high footfall areas, whilst being comfortable underfoot. It is water-resistant and coinciding with a good cleaning regime, it will last for many years. Contract Vinyl flooring is available in a large number of colours, designs and budgets.
Different Types of Vinyl
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT’s)
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT’s) are a type of vinyl flooring designed to emulate the look of natural flooring, such as hardwood and ceramic tile. LVT’s have made huge leaps forward over recent years with technological advances that make LVT’s look near identical with the natural products they are trying to mimic. Available in either a plank or tiles, the modular format of LVT’s make it easy to install in stages – offering less disruption to daily operations.
Vinyl roll (Sheet Vinyl)
Vinyl roll (Sheet Vinyl) is fibreglass-cushion-backed flooring that comes in large, continuous, flexible sheets. Heat Welded at the joins and integrated with the skirting detail ensures vinyl sheet floor is impermeable to water; making it a common flooring solution for industries with a strong emphasis on infection control. Safety Vinyl Flooring is available in a huge range of colours and varying gauges of slip resistance; ideal in not only general spaces but in more extreme areas, such as wetrooms, commercial kitchens and industrial applications.
Is vinyl flooring a durable product?
Vinyl flooring is considered to be a highly durable material and often used in commercial settings where both design and function are required. Both LVT’s and Heterogenous Sheet Vinyl area multi-layer products, which is easy to maintain and can help improve the longevity of the floor.
is Vinyl waterproof?
All vinyl flooring products are waterproof because they’re composed primarily of PVC, however, the quality of installation can affect the level of water-resistance. Sheet vinyl is heat welded at the seams and into the skirting details – making it water-tight, subject to the correct installation method! LVT’s, on the other hand, come in planks or tiles that are seated next t each other, and unlike sheet vinyl, there is no welding required and therefore the water can seep through the joints or seams.
Cleaning and Maintaining Vinyl
Vinyl is well-known for its easy maintenance and as a result, if there is a basic cleaning route in place, there is little ongoing maintenance for a flooring solution that can last years.
Find out more about Vinyl Products
If you are thinking of using vinyl for your next commercial project, get in touch with one of the Newlay Team and we’d love to chat.
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