Vinyl flooring is a popular product that is very well suited to certain rooms, in particular those such as kitchens and bathrooms where its qualities of being water-resistant and easy to clean will help it deal with the inevitable splashes, leaks, spillages, drops and steamy humidity.
The products are waterproof, do not hold dirt and dust and are also very durable and difficult to scratch, making for floors you can rely on for many years.
If you wish to opt for sheet vinyl flooring, we stock a very large range of such products, with close to 300 items of this kind. You can choose between two, three and four-metre rolls of vinyl, as appropriate to your domestic situation, with each of these sizes available in excess of 200 designs. The two-metre floors are made by Armstrong, RhinoFloor and Serenity, with the latter two also making three and four-metre rolls.
The huge range of designs includes a large number of wood-effect laminate. The most common material by far is oak, with this reflecting the popularity of the real wood. You can enjoy a variety of oak effects, including specially-treated oaks that are particularly pale - such as bleached oak - or darker colours like dark brown or charcoal black.
Other woods included in these ranges include ash, walnut, elm, beech and hazel.
However, sheet vinyl flooring also lends itself well to single colour shades across the floor, as there are no joins in the way that there would be with vinyl planks or tiles. This means that sheet vinyl is suited to synthetic designs like mottled colours based around hues such as blue, beige, green or pink terracotta.
In addition to this, there are other natural materials that can be represented, such as stone and slate, either as monotones or as naturally multi-coloured rocks. Metals such as copper, silver and bronze can also be found, ensuring you have a wide range of appearances that can make your floor stand out. You can also get sheet vinyl flooring in imitation tile patterns, from ones where all the colours are the same to alternating chessboard-style patterns.
Sheet vinyl flooring can also be cushioned and this sort of floor comes with padding made of rubber, foam and similar materials to allow a little extra give and therefore permit your feet some extra comfort, a useful thing if you are busy in the kitchen for a long time.
Such floors are installed by rolling out the vinyl after first cutting it to size according to the dimensions of the room and of course, the manufacturer's instructions. Most such products do not need glue to hold them down. Important measures to take first are to avoid any concrete subfloor below being too damp and to check the subfloor is even. If the concrete is damp, a moisture-proof membrane layer should be laid down on it first.
Provided this is done you should find that you have a beautiful, tough and user-friendly floor that will serve you well for many, many years.