Square Foot Flooring FAQ

Vinyl Flooring


Q. What is Vinyl Flooring?
A. Vinyl flooring also know as resilient flooring because of its ability to bounce back, to withstand heavy traffic and easy maintenance. Vinyl flooring comes with several alternatives. It comes in tile as well as sheets format. Aesthetically it can be made to resemble other materials like stone, ceramic tile or hardwood. One can create numerous designs and patterns with it, due to availability of plentiful colors and textures.    

Q. How is Vinyl flooring made?
A. Vinyl floors are composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and can be made in homogeneous or in heterogeneous construction.

Heterogeneous vinyl flooring is made up of multiple layers of PVC. The top layer is made up of PUR reinforcement (for easy maintenance) second layer is of pure PVC transparent wear layer (gives very high resistance to abrasion). The third layer is made up of glass fibre non woven reinforcement (for excellent dimensional stability). The last layer is made up of solid homogenous calenderer sheet that optimizes resistance to tear.

Homogenous vinyl flooring is a single piece of PVC.

Most of our vinyl floorings earn 2 LEED points as they have minimum 25.5% recycled content.

Q. What are the advantages of vinyl flooring?
A. Vinyl flooring has several advantages.

• It is non-porous and water proof. It can be used in wet areas along with indoors.

• Antibacterial: These products do not allow bacteria, and fungi to grow on them. Therefore hospitals, pharmaceuticals, retail, schools and many other commercial areas prefer to use vinyl floors.

 • They can be welded to make them seamless.
• It comes in various colors and textures therefore one can make any possible design to suit the décor of their premises.

• With regular sweeping and wet mopping, the aesthetics of flooring can be maintained.

The elasticity of flooring do not hurt the kids even if they fall.

Q. Where can vinyl floor be installed?
A. Vinyl floor is suitable for any indoor setting. It is most popular choice for commercial areas where heavy footfall is received. It is used in areas where certain standard need to be maintained while performing their routine activities like hospitals, pharmaceutical labs and many more.

Vinyl flooring can be installed over concrete, hardwood or plywood. Installing vinyl floor over existing vinyl floor is also an option, but we do not recommend doing so over two or more pre-existing layers. A smooth subfloor is necessary because any imperfections beneath the vinyl may show through.

Q. What is average lifetime of vinyl flooring?
A. The lifetime of vinyl flooring varies widely because quality of the product and wear and tear. , These two factors greatly impact the longevity of the product. Vinyl floor generally last from 10 to 25 years.

Also read flooring guides with information on installation, maintenance, caring tips and benefits of our flooring solution including Laminate Floors, Bamboo Floors, Solid Wood Floors, Deck Floors and more.

Checkout our wide range of custom flooring solutions including Hardwood Flooring, Outdoor Flooring, Artificial Turf and Wall Cladding.

Call us on - 1800 226 211 or submit an enquiry today so that we can suggest custom flooring solutions for your needs.


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Ground Floor, Raghuvanshi Mansion,

Raghuvanshi Mills Compound,

Senapati Bapat Marg,

Lower Parel,  Mumbai - 400 013.

+91-22-4047 6211

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