Vinyl sheet is often used as an alternative to natural stone, ceramic tile or even hardwood, especially in rooms like kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms that are more susceptible to moisture. The layered construction provides stability, cushioning and a protective finish for durability.
It comes in a 12-foot-wide roll, which the flooring company will cut to size. Depending on the size of your room, you may just need a single roll, but regardless, this type of flooring leaves few (if any) seams.
Most people think vinyl sheet, then envision kitchens of decades past. Well things have definitely changed. Innovative technology allows us to create vinyl sheet styles with visuals and texture so realistic they can be mistaken for real hardwood, ceramic or stone flooring. Homeowners with great taste are opting for premium vinyl sheet over other flooring types for its winning combination of realism, on-trend stylishness and practical durability.
“Natural realism” is a popular trend in vinyl sheet flooring. Lots of homeowners want to capture the look and feel of objects found in the natural world, but also have the stress-free maintenance of vinyl.
There’s no shortage of color options in vinyl sheet floors. For looks inspired by natural materials, like hardwood, stone and slate, you’ll find shades of white, beige, red, orange, brown, green, blue and gray. Alternative looks like geometric patterns and black and white checkerboard are also available.
These days, many vinyl sheet flooring collections have improved color clarity and embossing that creates texture to match the visual. It’s what makes many wood-look or stone-look vinyl sheet floors actually look close to the real thing.
The level of realism in some of these collections is truly amazing. And so is the range of on-trend styles you can achieve:
- Traditional hardwood
- Exotic wood species
- Rustic and distressed wood
- Weathered wood
- Decorative geometric patterns
Versatile vinyl sheet flooring is great for any room in the house. You can install it on any level of the home — above, on or below ground. It’s an especially good choice for high-traffic areas like kitchens and playrooms, or moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and laundry rooms. Vinyl sheet is meant for flat, level surfaces. Sorry, no stairs!
Vinyl sheet is softer underfoot than other hard-surface flooring options, making it much easier to stand on for long periods of time. It’s also warmer to the touch than harder surfaces like ceramic or stone tile. If comfort is a priority for you, look into vinyl sheet options that have an additional layer of cushioning.
Caring for a vinyl sheet floor couldn’t be simpler, since there’s no grout and few (or no) seams. So when something spills, or a marker gets into the wrong hands, a quick wipe is usually all that’s needed. As for everyday cleaning, a regular sweep and occasional mop will do the trick.
It’s a common misconception that because vinyl sheet comes in a big roll instead of stacks of individual tiles or planks, that it’s super easy to install. All you have to do is unroll it, right?
Depending on your experience level, it can be more difficult than it sounds due to the bulkiness and weight of the rolls. Cutting it perfectly to size can also be challenging. The upside: vinyl sheet can install over almost any existing floor type, provided it is smooth, flat and dry.
For the best results, we highly recommend considering a Certified Installer.