Vinyl’s ease of maintenance, high durability and availability in a wide range of colors and patterns have led to its great popularity as a flooring material over the years. Available in either tiles or rolled sheets, vinyl is short for polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC. The greater the amount of PVC in the product, the higher its degree of durability and cushioning. PVC percentages vary from 24% to 85%. The more expensive vinyls are often inlaid, which means that the color and pattern are fused throughout the flooring. Inlaid vinyl is more durable than rotogravure (printed) vinyl because it is heavier. Some vinyl flooring has built-in underlayment or a cushioned mid-layer that provides greater sound and heat insulation, as well as greater resistance. All grades have a wear layer, which is a permanent outer finish that is as shiny as wax and guards against stains, scuffs and dirt.Are you interested in learning more about vinyl?

Do you have any other questions about the technical aspects of vinyl flooring? If so, please talk to our friendly staff members at LIBERTY CARPET. We can answer all your questions and help you choose the right carpeting options for you. And remember that we offer Tarkett vinyl, a low-VOC option that is beautiful, durable and easy to clean. It also has a low environmental impact! Drop by our showroom at 628 Main Street, Hallstead, to see our selection of Tarkett vinyl or talk to one of our experts. Or you can call 570-879-4567 to learn more. In the same location for more than 27 years.

HINT: In general, vinyl flooring can be expected to last from seven to eleven years.