Vinyl flooring has
long been the most popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms
With todays technology, vinyl flooring can be more
durable than ever! Some things to consider when purchasing
a new vinyl floor is the area in which the vinyl floor will
be installed. Is the area prone to standing water? Is the
area heavily traveled? Are their heavy pieces of furniture?
Is there an existing vinyl floor?
If the area which is
being installed is prone to water, whether the moisture seeps
from underneath the floor, or spillage from a shower or sink,
the vinyl you purchase should have a mildew resistant backing.
This will insure that your floor will not stain in the event
If the area where your
new floor will be installed is in a high traffic area, be
sure to tell your sales representative to point you in the
direction of a more durable, heavier vinyl. By choosing a
better quality vinyl, your chances will also increase of
finding a floor with scuff-mark resistance and a warranty
that will cover furniture indentations.
If you have an existing
vinyl floor and would like to install your new floor over
it, there is a vinyl flooring specifically designed for that
purpose. A perimeter glue down floor is meant to be floated
over an existing floor, and the adhesive is applied around
the perimeter of the room, and after installation the new
floor shrinks to a tight fit. A perimeter glue down floor
can be more expensive, but may save you a lot of time or
money taking up the existing floor and preparing it correctly.