Vinyl flooring is a type of synthetic flooring material made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, which is a type of plastic. Vinyl flooring is a popular choice for both residential and commercial flooring applications due to its durability, versatility, and affordability.
There are several types of vinyl flooring, including:
Sheet vinyl: Sheet vinyl is a single large sheet of vinyl that is typically glued down to the floor.
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT): LVT is a type of vinyl flooring that is designed to mimic the look of natural materials like wood, stone, or tile. LVT is typically made up of several layers, including a top wear layer, a design layer, and a backing layer.
Vinyl plank flooring: Vinyl plank flooring is similar to LVT, but is designed to mimic the look of hardwood flooring.
Glue down LVT, as the name suggests, requires adhesive to be applied to the floor before installation. It is a more permanent installation method that creates a seamless look with no gaps between the tiles.
Dryback LVT, also known as glue down LVT, is a type of luxury vinyl tile that is installed by applying adhesive to the back of each tile and pressing it firmly onto the subfloor. It is a popular choice for commercial and high-traffic areas because it provides a durable and long-lasting floor covering.