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FAQ QuestionWhat is vinyl flooring and how is it made?
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Vinyl flooring offers a great variety of choices. You can replicate the look of tile, stone and hardwood floors. Also known as resilient flooring, vinyl floors are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). They are generally composed of four layers. The bottom layer adds structural strength and durability. The thicker the backing, the more durable the product is. On top of that is the printed design, which is covered by a protective wear layer.

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FAQ QuestionWho is vinyl flooring best for?
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Vinyl flooring is best for someone who is looking for inexpensive and very versatile flooring. Vinyl flooring is also for someone looking for a floor that is easy to clean and maintain. It is an easy choice for a self-installer as most vinyl tile is self-stick.
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FAQ QuestionWhat are the advantages of vinyl flooring?
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One of the advantages of vinyl flooring is that it's an inexpensive way to get the look of materials like hardwood and tile. Vinyl floors are one of the easiest types of flooring to self-install (especially vinyl tile), and high quality vinyl flooring can last over 30 years.

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FAQ QuestionWhat are the disadvantages of vinyl flooring?
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The adhesive on vinyl flooring is sometimes water-soluble and should not be exposed to water for an extended period of time. Seams Vinyl flooring does not add as much value to your home as other natural products. Once vinyl flooring is nicked or scratched, the damage cannot be repaired but can sometimes be hidden or covered. All vinyl floors are affected by direct sunlight and color can fade.
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FAQ QuestionWhere can I install vinyl flooring?
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Vinyl flooring can be installed in almost any situation, above, below, or on grade. It is okay to use in bathrooms and basements, however the adhesive on vinyl tile is sometimes water-soluble and should not be exposed to water for an extended period of time. You can install vinyl flooring over concrete, hardwood, or plywood, but not over carpet, chip board, or particle board. Installing vinyl flooring over existing vinyl is possible but it is not recommended that you install over two or more pre-existing layers. Make sure that you install over a subfloor that is free of bumps and imperfections as these will often show through your vinyl flooring.
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FAQ QuestionHow much vinyl flooring do I need?
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1. Divide the floor into rectangles 2. Measure the length and width of each individual rectangle 3. Multiply the length by the width of each individual rectangle 4. Add your total for each rectangle together to get the total square footage 5. Add an additional 5-10% (depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations) of the total square footage to cover the waste factor.
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FAQ QuestionWhat is the average lifetime of a vinyl floor?
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Vinyl flooring can last anywhere from 5-30 years. There are differences in quality between vinyl flooring products that can make the lifetime vary greatly. Care and maintenance are also very important factors in the life of your vinyl flooring
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FAQ QuestionIs vinyl flooring recommended for a self-installer?
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Yes. Vinyl flooring is known to be one of the easiest to self install. Vinyl floor tiles are usually much easier to install than vinyl sheet flooring. Subfloor preparation is very important. Any imperfections in your subfloor can show through the vinyl flooring as it is very flexible.
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FAQ QuestionCan sunlight fade the color of vinyl flooring?
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Yes, all vinyl floors are prone to fading in direct sunlight. It is recommended that you close blinds or drapes on sunny days to protect your vinyl flooring.
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