Homogeneous Sheet Vinyl

Description

The vinyl sheet flooring offered today is the product of years of advancements in manufacturing technology and refined design capabilities providing more depth and texture than ever before. In-register embossed products are now available, and new and highly advanced finishes make sheet vinyl easier to maintain than ever. In addition to an increased focus on fashion, manufacturers laud sheet vinyl’s built-in benefits, such as its affordability and waterproof capabilities, and added new technology to improve those benefits.

Sheet vinyl flooring is typically offered in 6′ and 12′ widths for commercial and residential spaces, with products for both the professionally installed and do-it-yourself installations. Some manufacturers offer sheet vinyl in even wider widths such as 16’4”, often used in manufactured housing and recreational vehicles, to provide a continuous, seamless floor.

Composition

Homogeneous sheet vinyl is made of a single layer and is sometimes referred to as through-color, meaning the color and visual on the surface goes all the way through the floor. This gives the flooring rigidity and toughness along with vibrancy and depth of color. Hence, it can be used in places that experience heavy foot traffic. This type flooring is typically available in solid colors and multi-color chip configurations. It is incredibly durable and stain resistant which makes it a great flooring choice for heavy traffic areas.

Structure

Advantages of Homogeneous Sheet Vinyl

  • A proven product for health care and education applications.
  • True through-color construction provides even wear and a consistent appearance over time.
  • Durable performance even under heavy rolling loads.
  • Products provide ease of cleaning, superior damage and abrasion resistance.
  • Seams can be heat welded which fuses the product together creating strong, clean, seams which aids in infection prevention.
  • Product can be flash coved for more efficient cleaning to help with infection control.

Installation

  • These flooring products are glued down to provide high performance in areas with heavy foot and rolling load traffic.
  • Installing a vinyl sheet floor is a very exacting process that requires excellent cutting and seaming skills, and subfloor knowledge. Professional installation by a reputable flooring dealer is highly recommended and may save money in the long run.

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