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Reasons to choose sheet vinyl

Sheet vinyl is a multi-layered product that's durable, highly affordable, and, thanks to modern technology, stylish enough for any room in the house. When it was first introduced to the market decades ago, it was highly praised for high water resistance, low maintenance, and easy installation. Over the years, it's evolved into a higher quality product with numerous colors and patterns.

Design options

Sheet vinyl flooring has come a long way from what you may remember from years past. Today, it can brighten any room with colorful geometric patterns, checkerboards, floral motifs of filigree patterns, a texturing that makes the image look weathered and hand-painted. It is often used with elaborate metallic designs.

One of the most effective design options is that it can be made to look like wood, stone, or tile. You can get looks such as concrete, travertine, marble, gray, whitewashed or traditional wood, hexagons and classic squares, and more. It follows all current industry trends.

Other benefits include:

Durability: Vinyl is strong enough to withstand high foot traffic, and, as a result, it is considered one of the most kid-and-pet-friendly floors around. There's also a transparent aluminum oxide wear layer at the top that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs and keeps spills and stains from absorbing. When installed and maintained correctly, vinyl flooring can last over 20 years.
Comfort: Vinyl is considered a resilient product. It's warmer and softer than a truly hard surface, making it easier to walk and stand. If you want even more cushioning, ask your flooring expert about vinyl's additional options that can help.

Vinyl sheets come in widths that range from 6' to 12' (sometimes you might see 13'.) and require only daily sweeping and periodic mopping. Vinyl comes with different backings; fiberglass is particularly popular since it keeps the material from curling. Felt offers more cushioning and is easier on the joints, while a vinyl backing ensures the highest durability level.

Installation methods can be glue-down or loose-lay. Loose lay refers to the sheets just where the sheet hovers over the subfloor with no glue. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level.

At Elco Floor Coverings, we love to show people what they can do and help them accomplish it. That's why our showroom is set up with galleries and creative product installations. Visit our showroom in Myerstown, PA, to become inspired with what you can do with sheet vinyl. We service homeowners and businesses in and around Myerstown, PA, Lebanon, PA, Reading, PA, Lititz, PA and Hershey, PA.

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