Vinyl Flooring

Why Choose Vinyl?
Incredibly versatile, vinyl offers practically unlimited colours and patterns to choose from, making it a popular choice with decorators. Vinyl is economical, easy to clean, comfortable, quiet, and water-resistant. It can give you the sophisticated look of ceramic tile without the cost or coldness. Vinyl also provides a warmer and more comfortable surface than ceramics yet is still very durable. Affordable, vinyl coverings fit every pocketbook.

Types of Vinyl Flooring:

• Vinyl Finish (PVC)
  Vinyl finish floors are less expensive to manufacture, so tend to be in the entry-level to middle price range.   They are well suited to areas where there is low traffic or a tight budget. PVC floors do tend to stain and scuff    more easily than urethane floors, so you must factor in how the floor will be used if considering this choice.

• Urethane Wear Layer
  Urethane vinyl floors range from the basic to "enhanced" urethane. The advantages of purchasing a urethane   floor are that it will be easy to clean, it’s durable and more resistant to scuffing and staining. Overall, urethane   is the preferred choice when purchasing a sheet vinyl floor.

How to Care for Vinyl:

New vinyl floors are extremely durable and long lasting, but like any floor covering they still need regular maintenance to stay looking like new. Follow these general guidelines for vinyl flooring.

Care After Installation:

1. For the first 24 hours after your new floor is installed protect all the seamed areas by not walking on the seam     sealer.
2. Keep the room at 68* F or greater for at least a 2 days after installation to allow the adhesives to setup     properly.
3. Do not roll heavy objects directly on to a newly installed vinyl floor for at least 24 to 48 hours.
4. Before placing chairs or furniture on your new vinyl floor check the condition of all casters or rollers before     setting them on your floor. Replace any worn casters or rollers.
5. Vacuum regularly to remove grit and sand. Wash your floor occasionally with the manufacturer's     recommended floor cleaner, such as Armstrong's Once & Done, or Mannington's Rinse-Free Cleaner.
6. Never use abrasive cleaners, soaps, paste waxes, or solvents on your vinyl floor.
7. If your floor gets a cut or gouge in it, or if you have a seam open up cover the area immediately and call your     professional floor covering store. A professional installer can repair the area, but if the cut is filled with dirt it     may be difficult to repair correctly.
8. When moving heavy objects across your floor place plywood, or underlayment sheets down first and move
    the object over the plywood sheets.

If you have questions or concerns about vinyl floor care, feel free to ask the team at Carpet Superstores who will be more than glad to help.