Resilient vinyl flooring comes in sheets, planks and tiles. Quality and appearance has improved tremendously over the last several years for both residential and commercial applications. There are even some manufacturers that are now offering lifetime warranties on certain products. Vinyl is a well known type of resilient flooring and is essentially an extremely versatile plastic. It is made up of layers of material starting with a core of vinyl over a backing of felt or fiberglass, then layered with a decorative image, finished with a wear layer. The appearances offer the images of commercial tile, continuous shading, ceramic tile, slate, stone, wood plank, brick, and many others. Its applications include several options ranging from glue down to loose lay. Resilient flooring is flexible and soft to walk on.
Scotchgard™ is put on or in some of the resilient flooring nowadays. This makes it easy to clean because it resists soil, dirt, or dust and repells oily or watery stains, scuffing or marring, and sticky substances. This helps keep the floors looking great for a long time.
All vinyl floors are resilient, but not all resilient floors are vinyl. There are some specialty products such as cork and rubber that offer the same resilience as the vinyl products. Another type of resilient product is called DuraCeramic. DuraCeramic is a limestone composite tile that gives the maintenance and versatility that a resilient floor offers but rises above with unsurpassed strength and durability because of the limestone. There are several different brands that are coming out with this look too now, be sure that it has the limestone base if it is to be able to have this superior strength and durability. One of the best parts about resilient flooring is that it offers prices that can fit any budget one might desire.
Resilient flooring such as vinyl is a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. It is very durable yet versatile, offering a large variety of patterns, colors, and styles to allow every personality to express themselves. Additional benefits of vinyl are that it is water resistant and it doesn't fade, or stain.