What is sheet vinyl flooring?
Sheet vinyl is often used as an alternative to natural stone, ceramic tile or even hardwood, especially in rooms like kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms that are more susceptible to moisture. The layered construction provides stability, cushioning and a protective finish for durability.
They come in a 12 or 13-foot-wide roll, which we will cut to size. Depending on the size of your room, you may just need a single roll, but regardless, this type of flooring leaves few (if any) seams.
Can I get sheet vinyl flooring that looks like hardwood or natural stone?
Most people think sheet vinyl envisions kitchens of decades past. Well things have definitely changed. Innovative technology allows us to create vinyl sheet styles with visuals and texture so realistic they can be mistaken for real hardwood, ceramic or stone flooring. Homeowners with great taste are opting for premium vinyl sheet over other flooring types for its winning combination of realism, on-trend stylishness and practical durability.
How long does sheet vinyl flooring last?
Sheet vinyl can be quite durable. In fact, many vinyl sheet products are warranted for 25 years or even a lifetime for residential use. For flooring that's built to last the longest, look for vinyl sheet collections that have the strongest scratch, stain and wear resistance.
Is sheet vinyl comfortable to stand on?
Vinyl sheet is softer underfoot than other hard-surface flooring options, making it much easier to stand on for long periods of time. It's also warmer to the touch than harder surfaces like ceramic or stone tile. If comfort is a priority for you, look into vinyl sheet options that have an additional layer of cushioning, like Armstrong Flooring's CushionStep™.
What maintenance can I expect with sheet vinyl floors?
Caring for a vinyl sheet floor couldn’t be simpler, since there's no grout and few (or no) seams. Many types of sheet vinyl are also very resilient to stains and scuffs, so when something spills, or a marker gets into the wrong hands, a quick wipe is usually all that's needed. As for everyday cleaning, a regular sweep and occasional mop will do the trick.
Is sheet vinyl flooring easy to install?
It's a common misconception that because vinyl sheet comes in a big roll instead of stacks of individual tiles or planks, that it's super easy to install. All you have to do is unroll it, right?
Depending on your experience level, it can be more difficult than it sounds due to the bulkiness and weight of the rolls. Cutting it perfectly to size can also be challenging. The upside: vinyl sheet can install over almost any existing floor type, provided it is smooth, flat and dry.
For the best results, we highly recommend considering one of our installers. But since we'd never deter a DIYer who's up for a challenge, we offer plenty of great support with tips and step-by-step instructions.
What are my installation options for sheet vinyl flooring?
We give you two options for installing sheet vinyl from Showcase Interiors Flooring America. The method you choose will depend on your personal preference and what installation method the product might require. For example, fiberglass products can be installed using either method, while felt-backed vinyl sheet can only be installed using full-spread adhesive.
- Modified Loose Lay – Vinyl is cut in place and held down in heavy traffic areas with double-sided tape.
- Full-Spread Adhesive – You spread either a releasable or permanent adhesive over the subfloor or existing floor, then lay down the sheet vinyl.
Of course there's always the option of professional installation, which you may find is worth the additional cost if you aren't an experienced DIYer.
All of our felt-back sheet vinyls are on sale for $5/sqyd!