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Learning Center - Vinyl Flooring FAQ

Vinyl Flooring FAQ
  1. Do vinyl planks require glue for installation?
  2. Are vinyl planks more durable than sheet vinyl?
  3. Are vinyl planks easy to maintain?
  4. Are vinyl planks waterproof?
  5. Can install vinyl planks in the bathroom?
  6. Can I install vinyl planks in a business?
  7. What are the benefits of vinyl planks over ceramic tile?

Do vinyl planks require glue for installation?
Today’s vinyl plank flooring is easily connected by a click locking mechanism very similar to what you’d find on laminate or other types of click floors. They are loose-laid over an existing subfloor and not attached with any adhesives.

Are vinyl planks more durable than sheet vinyl?
It’s a matter opinion, but the general opinion is, “Yes.” Today’s vinyl planks are considerably more resistant to dents, tears and gouges. And because they’re not installed using adhesives, there’s no chance of the chemicals breaking down and causing yellowing over time. This is a common complaint among consumers who have had sheet vinyl flooring for years.

Are vinyl planks easy to maintain?
Yes, very. Just as easy as traditional vinyl floors. Aluminum oxide coats the surface making them easy to clean and highly resistant to scratches and traffic caused by wear.

Are vinyl planks waterproof?
While true that vinyl planks won’t absorb water and swell like other types of floors, moisture can work its way down to the subfloor eventually. The seal is nearly watertight where the planks connect but standing water left for a long time can create problems elsewhere. All this said, the floor itself will be fine.

Can install vinyl planks in the bathroom?
Absolutely. In fact, there may not be a better for the bathroom.

Can I install vinyl planks in a business?
There are commercially rated vinyl plank floors that are guaranteed in commercial flooring applications. Usually the floor’s description whether or not it is intended for commercial applications.

What are the benefits of vinyl planks over ceramic tile?
First, vinyl floors are much easier to install. They are also arguably as durable and not prone to cracking when heavy objects fall to the floor. There’s no grout to clean, they feel warmer and are easier to clean.