All about the durability of vinyl flooring

All about the durability of vinyl flooring

If you have a vinyl floor, you have a trend. When these floors were introduced in the 1940s, they were highly praised for affordability, durability, low maintenance, and easy installation; now, the list also includes style.

But let’s talk about durability

This flooring will last over 20 years when installed properly and maintained well. It's made from PVC vinyl, which is both waterproof and durable.

It also has a wear layer. Just over the design layer is a clear aluminum oxide coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs and keeps spills and stains from absorbing.

Customers in our vinyl Flooring store say the floors are great for homes with kids and pets.

Affordable style

A few years ago, I looked at photos of someone's new home and asked about the kitchen floor. "Just plain old vinyl," she said. Plain? Hardly!!

Today's vinyl can look like wood, stone, or tile. It also has colorful geometrics, checkerboards, or floral motifs–depth, dimension, textured looks, and finishes.

Filigree is a texturing that makes the image look weathered and hand-painted. Embossed-in-register (EIR) makes little indentations that match those of the image.

The basics: What is a vinyl floor?

Vinyl is multi-layered and comes in a thickness range from 2 mm to 8 mm. It is available in sheets with widths ranging from 6' to 12' and sometimes 13.'

It comes with either s fiberglass, felt, or vinyl backing. Ask the vinyl flooring store experts about the best backing for your needs.

Installation methods can be glue-down or loose-lay. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level.

The best flooring source in Bucks County

Over 50 years of experience has earned Olden Carpet and Flooring a reputation for being the best. We hope to achieve that reputation from you, too, when you are shopping for vinyl flooring.

Visit our showroom in Langhorne, PA
, where you'll see brands like Armstrong Congoleum, Mannington, and more. We service Doylestown, Newton, Levittown, Bensalem, and Bucks County.