It is to be understood that this is perhaps not the case in which to try your hand at DIY. In fact, the product is of higher quality and therefore is characterized by a higher price. Even the very consistency with which it appears is greater and therefore requires more accurate cutting and laying tools.
The vinyl flooring , also known as linoleum, are visible in many contexts. We find them in hospitals, in dental offices, at school and in the gym lvt flooring in west chester oh.
They are also present in train carriages, in bungalows in tourist villages and in prefabricated houses. When naming them, it is essential to remember that their value is more functional than aesthetic. Without totally putting aside the visual aspect, these floors must first of all be easy to clean and, moreover, guarantee an optimal duration over time. After this necessary premise, let’s get to the heart of their characteristics by starting to talk about the main material with which they are made, namely vinyl.
What is vinyl?
We hear about vinyl very often but we don’t always really have clear ideas about the peculiarities of this material. Remaining in the field of flooring, when vinyl is mentioned more precisely the polyvinyl chloride, also called vinyl chloride. This material is also indicated with the abbreviation PVC.
Types of vinyl floors
Talking about vinyl floors means calling into question several alternatives. Specifically, these are the following types of flooring:
Floating vinyl floor : in this case, a different method of laying the flooring is considered from that which involves the use of ceramic and glue. In the case of floating vinyl flooring, the surface in question is laid dry on a mat that acts as an interface between the flooring and the underlying floor.
This solution differs from the floating floor , which instead involves the detachment of the tiles from the underlying surface (in this case they are placed on ad hoc feet).
Aesthetic benefits of vinyl floors
We have mentioned the aesthetic question which, when one thinks of vinyl floors, is certainly not the first factor that comes to mind. Despite this, vinyl flooring still allows you to “play” minimally with the aesthetic result, giving life to very particular geometries.
Essential in this regard is the possibility of making male – female joints during installation. We also remind you that these floors are easily workable. The tiles have a thickness between 2 and 4 mm and can be cut with a cutter (obviously it is advisable to have a square to make regular cuts).