Vinyl sheet flooring is tough, good looking, and simple to install
By: Roger King
Vinyl sheet flooring is longwearing and easy to clean, making it a popular choice for kitchens, bathroom, hallways, and children's bedroom.
There is an exciting range of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from, including designs based on traditional ceramic floor tiles and some realistic marble and wood effects. Most flooring comes in 12-foot widths, so you may get by without seams.
Vinyl sheet flooring can go over any clean, flat sound base. If you hire someone to lay the flooring, you can still save money by installing the underlayment yourself.
Different brands and even different designs can require different adhesives. There are two types of sheet vinyl, standard hard-backed vinyl and the softer, cushioned variety, which is padded and warm underfoot.
Vinyl sheet flooring isn't difficult to install. If you have some experience with tools, you can probably do a first-rate job in one weekend. Some vinyls are designed to lie flat and remain in place without adhesive.
This makes the job of laying it straightforward, so it may be a feature to look out for when choosing new flooring. Whatever type of vinyl sheet flooring you choose, it's a good idea to fit a metal threshold strip over the cut edges across a doorway to prevent the vinyl from curling up.