Vinyl floors are composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) . Vinyl flooring comes in tile as well as sheets format.
Vinyl flooring is known as resilient flooring because of the following reasons:
- Durability: It is non-porous and water proof. It can be used in wet areas along with indoors.
- Hygiene: Antibacterial – These products do not allow bacteria, and fungi to grow on them. Therefore hospitals, pharmaceuticals, retail, schools and many other commercial areas prefer to use vinyl floors.
- Aesthetics: They can be welded to make them seamless. It comes in various colors and textures therefore one can make any possible design to suit the décor of their premises.
- Maintenance: With regular sweeping and wet mopping, the aesthetics of flooring can be maintained.
- Installation: Vinyl flooring can be installed over concrete floor, tiles, hardwood or plywood. Installing vinyl floor over existing vinyl floor is also an option, but it is not recommended doing so over two or more pre-existing layers. Aesthetically it can be made to resemble other materials like stone, ceramic tile or hardwood. One can create numerous designs and patterns with it, due to availability of plenty of colors and textures. The elasticity of flooring prevents children from getting hurt even if they fall.