Vinyl sheet flooring in Minnesota is still as popular as ever. New innovations have made this flooring a good option for homeowners. It is easy to clean, and the vinyl sheet flooring we carry at Minnesota Carpet & Hardwood is also is guaranteed not to yellow. The great thing about vinyl is that the seams are chemically welded to create one continuous piece, which is great for cleaning. Unlike other flooring, vinyl sheet flooring holds up to water spills, which makes it great for wet areas like bathrooms, kitchens and entryways. It’s a nice floor for Minnesota’s snowy weather. Vinyl has typically been a glued down floor, which over the years has made subfloor preparation very important, and costly. In recent years a number of manufacturers have developed “loose lay” sheet vinyl products that do not always need to be glued to the floor. These products can be used in situations where the subfloor is less than perfect, allowing installation to be easier and less costly. Fiberglass sheet vinyl flooring has a soft, cushiony feel, and comes in beautiful designs and colors. Cary in Oakdale Minnesota purchased a vinyl sheet floor from me for his bathroom. He had some friends over, and until they felt the flooring, they thought it was real ceramic tile! The patterns are very realistic.
Improvements in the overall performance of vinyl flooring have been made possible by new technology developed over the past two decades. With the introduction of urethane coatings, wearlayers advanced to the point where the product was essentially stain proof and eliminated consumer concerns around scuffing and asphalt tracking. Many of today’s wearlayers also provide excellent scratch-resistant qualities thanks to the use of aluminum oxide and other additives.
Overall, vinyl sheet flooring still offers the best value proposition of any flooring product out there today: It’s never looked so real; it’s durable, easy to maintain and performs exceptionally well in a wide variety of applications.
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