Vinyl flooring is a realistic mimic of wood, tile, stone with an almost unlimited number of prints and patterns, all following current trends.

Vinyl sheet flooring has evolved so much over the years that you wouldn’t recognize it, especially if you have those images of vinyl flooring in the 1950s.

While it is still known for its affordability, durability, easy-care, and uncomplicated installation, it now comes with a dizzying array of design options.

Modern technology’s role

Did you ever think you'd mistake vinyl flooring for marble, granite, slate, or some other stone? Did you ever think your vinyl floor would look like something that came out of the design pages with a high-gloss, wood-look surface?

Here are just two ways the advances have changed the face of vinyl:

1.Digital photography. Everything is ultra-clear. With wood, you see every raised grain, knot, swirl, and wormhole. In stone, you see veining and color variations. Colors pop and all images, whether florals or metallic, are shockingly true-to-life.
2.Embossing. No more of the flat images that we remember from years past. Embossing technology gives the floor added depth and dimension. Textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered or distressed, are available.

Advances in manufacturing that offer a wider choice of backings, cuts, thicknesses, cores, and even less complicated installation techniques.

Benefits include

1.Easy care. A regular (daily, if possible) sweeping and periodic mopping is all it needs. Don’t use waxy, shine-promoting cleaners; they can dull the floor and even change its color. If you need more shine, call your flooring pro.
2.Uncomplicated installation. Vinyl sheet can just be glued down. Vinyl composite tiles are often peel-and-stick versions. Floating floors are most often associated with a clicking method, but it is possible with a sheet; place it, and let it hover over the existing subfloor with no nails or glue.
3.Durable and waterproof. If installed and maintained properly, these floors can last up to 20 years. Of course, as with anything, it depends upon the quality of the material.

For more information about vinyl flooring visit the Prianti’s Flooring showroom in Port Saint Lucie, FL. We service Port St. Lucie, Martin County, Indian River, Jupiter, and Jensen Beach. Request an estimate.