Vinyl Flooring 101
Vinyl flooring products can be engineered to look like hardwood, tile, and stone, offering solutions that meet both design and budget considerations.
VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile)
This easy-to-clean, commercial-grade flooring is an affordable product type that resists cracking, splitting, or peeling in areas with high volume traffic. VCT combines color and design options with durability. The unique use of color runs throughout the tile to minimize the appearance of small scrapes or scuffs. It can be refinished to extend floor life, and with its recycled content, can be a great choice for LEED projects.
LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile)
For a cost-effective and durable alternative to natural stone floors, high-performance Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) can provide a beautiful result. Resilient and moisture resistant, this vinyl tile is affordable and easy to maintain. For commercial application, having a thick wear-layer as the outer layer of the product is critical for making it resistant to scratches and other damage. Installation options include glue-down, click-together, or loose-lay, depending on the application.
LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank)
Similar to LVT, LVP is cost-effective and durable, and it provides a beautiful and high-performance alternative to hardwood floors. This flooring option gives the look, grain, and texture of real hardwood floors with the waterproof properties of vinyl. Contemporary LVP can withstand foot traffic, resist stains, and minimize scratches, dents, and scuffs that happen in busy commercial spaces. Some LVP styles offer individual planks that can be easily removed and replaced if damaged.
LVT and LVP can provide LEED points and satisfy green building standards.
Sheet Vinyl comes in tile and wood finishes and is manufactured as one solid rolled piece of flooring for seamless installation. For the spaces that require a seam, we have finishing measures and techniques that work especially well to create a continuous smooth surface for infection control and smoother gurney transportation in healthcare environments. Sheet vinyl is extremely durable, and it repels dirt, moisture, and resists scuffing. With low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) water based inks and LEED certified options, sheet vinyl is environmentally friendly — and it can also be budget friendly.