Your style is reflected throughout your home for all to see; in
the chairs you bought for the living room and in the artwork
displayed on your walls.
Your style lives and expresses itself from room to room, indoors and out.
It goes without saying then that your style will also be communicated through your flooring.
To help you find your style of vinyl, we’ve created these pages.
Because the number of vinyl choices, patterns, colors, textures and price points can intimidate even the most experienced shopper.
Knowing the basic types can provide you with a firm foundation upon which to begin your vinyl flooring shopping journey.
Today’s vinyl flooring has truly advanced from that of yesterday.
Long gone are the shiny, plastic-looking floors that easily dented and ripped.
Now there is a broad selection of fashionable colors, patterns and textures that offer durability and easy maintenance.
Many of these stylish new products emulate the look of natural stone, slate or ceramic tile and can fit into any budget.
Traditionally, vinyl flooring has been found in the kitchen, bath or laundry room areas.
This is because vinyl is a practical, functional and fashionable option for active households.
Vinyl is also known to be cushiony and warm underfoot in comparison to natural stone or ceramic tile.
Now, thanks to innovations in design and performance, vinyl flooring is at home in any room in your home. So factor that into your planning.
If replacing any flooring may be in your future, keep vinyl in mind.
Vinyl floors are much easier to remove than a grouted ceramic tile or natural stone floor.
This could potentially save you time and money in the long run if and when replacement is a possibility.
As you move up in the vinyl price range there are many benefits.
In terms of product selection alone, more versatile patterns, colors and textures will be available to you.
When shopping for performance, today’s premium wearlayers offer superior resistance to stains, scuffs and scratches. That’s worth noting if you live in an active household with kids or pets.
Some premium wearlayers are enhanced with aluminum oxide, which provides exceptional resistance to scratching.
More importantly, these wearlayers make clean up a breeze. Make your life a little easier.
You’ll also notice that, as you move up in price, you’ll get enhanced performance constructions designed to protect your floor from rips, tears, gouges and permanent indentations.
When selecting a vinyl pattern, you want to consider the size of the room and the size of the pattern.
The decorating rule of thumb still applies to vinyl flooring in relation to room size and color.
Lighter flooring colors will make a smaller room appear larger, while darker colors will absorb the light and create a more intimate setting.
When working with vinyl flooring pattern sizes, a smaller pattern works well in small areas or in rooms where the pattern will be visually interrupted with pieces of furniture, or a kitchen island.
However, remember that larger flooring patterns can sometimes actually visually expand a room.
When considering vinyl flooring styles you’ll also want to consider any printed fabric on your furniture or wallpaper in the room.
If the fabric or wallpaper is a large-scale print you’ll want to look at smaller patterns for the floor.
Conversely, if you have a small-scale pattern in the fabric or wallpaper you’ll want a larger pattern for the floor.
Vinyl flooring products come in a selection of gloss levels to suit your needs.
Generally speaking, the lower the gloss level, the more forgiving your floor will be to the daily wear of foot traffic. Choose your gloss level accordingly.
We hope this helps you find a style to match the pattern of life in your home. While there are many styles of vinyl flooring, the right one can help make your home.