Resilient Flooring comes in all different types of products and is made for all applications. Different types of resilient flooring include VCT, glue down and floating vinyl planks, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), sheet vinyl, sheet rubber, rubber tiles, and more. On the budget end of the spectrum is VCT, this is a low cost solution to a high traffic area but requires a fair amount of maintenance to keep looking new. At the top of the spectrum is sheet vinyl and rubber specifically designed for healthcare applications where cleanliness and infection control are the top priority. These types of products can be done with a flash cove installation which means the product is wrapped 4”-6” up the wall creating an integral cove base. The seams are welded creating a completely impervious floor. This is popular in hospitals, nursing homes and locker rooms where there is a high probability of spills.
LVT and Vinyl Planks have become some of the most popular flooring choices in recent years. Popular to use from nursing homes to multi unit apartments the high graphic print and manufacturing capabilities are able to create a product that looks almost like real wood or tile. This allows you to achieve a high end look for a lower cost in some cases without sacrificing durability of a traditional tile or hardwood.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUBFLOOR
When using glue down vinyl or rubber it is important that your subfloor be flat clean and free of debris. In some cases this will involve additional floor preparation prior to installation of the finish product. This should always be considered during the planning and design stage to ensure that the customer achieves the desired results. One advancement to help limit the cost of subfloor preparation is the use of floating tile or plank flooring, in many cases these products are thicker than the glue down versions and are more forgiving when going over a subfloor with minor imperfections. Another consideration with resilient flooring is when installed over concrete the subfloor moisture must be checked to make sure it is suitable for the selected product. If it is found not to be suitable there are methods to mitigate high moisture slab or you may consider a different product more suitable for your situation. Recently many manufacturers have recognized this problem and are now offering products with higher tolerances to moisture and lower costing solutions for mitigation.
Some of the Commercial Resilient Flooring Brands We Provide