What is Vinyl Floor Sheets?

Invented in the 1903s, vinyl floor sheet is made of vinyl that is available in large, flexible roll sheets, similar to wallpaper. Unlike vinyl floor panels, which are stiff bulky planks that is interlocking strips. Vinyl floor sheets would not perish from water and is waterproof. Vinyl flooring have become extremely popular with home owners and even in corporate settings as it is water resistance, durable, resilient and insulating. In addition, it is inexpensive, easy to install and can come in large variety of designs that real flooring is unable to.


Vinyl floor sheet is commonly available in skeuomorphic patterns that replicates wood, tiles, stones. Not only can they replicate visually but can also add texture to feel realistic. The texture of these vinyl flooring materials is duplicated using embossing and specific top coats, and finalizing with a print layer for the appearance. There are also non-skeuomorphic designs that are available, such designs resembles carpet pattern, marble, or even photographic images.


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Vinyl flooring comes with a variety of advantages when installing in your home or corporate office. Firstly, vinyl flooring is extremely easy to care for and low maintenance. Just simply sweep away the dirt and use a damp mop and a vinyl friendly floor cleaner when needed. Vinyl flooring sheets are well known to resist water well, therefore, the prints would not wear off when in contact with water. The floor sheets are able to be installed in high moisture areas of the interior. Vinyl flooring adjust to weather temperature and generally feels softer than real wood or ceramic tile floors.

With the proper maintenance care and installation, vinyl flooring is highly durable and can last for up to 10 years. Solid vinyl and composite vinyl tiles are homogeneous, with colors permeating every layer, a feature that makes them more resistant to damage from scratches. Printed vinyl will be only as durable as the clear wear layer that protects the surface. Fiberglass-reinforced vinyl sheets are extremely durable, while also being pliable and resistant to damage. One advantage of using vinyl tiles is that individual pieces can be easily replaced when they are damaged. Printed vinyl tiles and sheets have a clear wear layer that acts as a surface barrier, protecting the floor from stains and spills. These materials are very easy to clean and maintain. Solid and composite vinyl tiles do not have this surface protection and will be more susceptible to stains, requiring occasional stripping and polishing. Vinyl tiles and vinyl plank flooring are relatively easy to install, though you do have to ensure that you have a completely dry, level sub-floor. It is possible to do this project yourself, but you may want to have a professional prepare the sub-floor for you.


Self-adhesive Vinyl Flooring

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Self-adhesive vinyl flooring is where the flooring have a layer of adhesive applied to the bottom during manufacturing process. The adhesive on the sheet is then covered with a protective paper backing. To install the floor sheets, simply peel away the paper backing, position the sheets within the flooring layout and pressing the vinyl floor sheet down against the floor to bond it in place. For the best results, the underlay floor should be perfectly smooth and clean: grainy, wet, or dusty floors may affect the adhesive from taking full effect. Peel-and-stick vinyl floor sheets often come loose over time if the underlay floor is not solid and clean, although the bond can be suitably durable with good underlay floor.

Self-adhesive vinyl flooring is relatively easy to install with the simple peel-and-stick method. The vinyl flooring can also be easily removed by prying it with a knife and replace the old floor sheets. Self-adhesive vinyl flooring is inexpensive, easy-to-care for in any interiors and an excellent option for rental apartment as they can just be peeled off when residency is over without causing damaged to the original floor.