Vinyl | Styles



Your style is reflected throughout your home for all to see; in the chairs you bought for the living room and in the artwork displayed on your walls. Your style lives and expresses itself from room to room, indoors and out.

It goes without saying then that your style will also be communicated  through your flooring. To help you find your style of vinyl, we’ve created these pages. Because the number of vinyl choices, patterns, colors, textures and price points can intimidate even the most experienced shopper. Knowing the basic types can provide you with a firm foundation upon which to begin your vinyl flooring shopping journey.

  • advanced from that of yesterday
  • no more shiney floors that easily dent and rip
  • broad selection of fashionable colors, patterns and textures
  • new products emulate the look of natural stone, slate or ceramic tile
  • new products can fit into any budget

What you need to know:

  • found in the kitchen, bath or laundry room areas
  • practical, functional and fashionable
  • for active households
  • known to be cushiony and warm underfoot
  • easier to remove than a grouted ceramic tile or natural stone floor
  • potentially save you time and money if and when replacement is due

Grades

  • you get what you pay for
  • more expensive gets you more versatile patterns, colors and textures
  • premium wearlayers offer superior resistance to stains, scuffs and scratches
  • premium wearlayers are enhanced with aluminum oxide providing resistance to scratching
  • better wearlayers make it easy to clean
  • better products =  better performance

Size of the pattern

  • consider the size of the room and the size of the pattern
  • lighter colors will make a smaller room appear larger
  • darker colors will absorb the light for a more intimate setting
  • smaller pattern works well in small areas or in rooms where the pattern will be visually interrupted with pieces of furniture
  • larger patterns can sometimes actually visually expand a room

Other considerations

  • consider any printed fabric on your furniture or wallpaper in the room
  • if fabric or wallpaper is a large-scale print, use smaller patterns for the floor
  • small-scale pattern in the fabric or wallpaper, use a larger pattern for the floor
  • selection of gloss levels to suit your needs
  • lower the gloss level, the more forgiving your floor will be