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Vinyl flooring is durable, low maintenance, and easy on the budget. It has more depth and texture today than it did a generation ago, so it can look like hardwood, tile, and stone, and comes in a variety of colors. Vinyl is soft underfoot, so it’s comfortable to stand on for long periods. It’s also warmer to the touch than hard surfaces like tile. Vinyl comes in various levels of gloss so you can get a range of looks. Vinyl can come in sheets, tile and planks and today we’re going to discuss the differences between the 3 types.

Sheet Vinyl: Vinyl sheets generally come in 6- or 12-foot-wide rolls. Sheet vinyl can often be installed seamlessly, making it ideal in rooms with moisture. It comes in a range of colors and designs, including styles that mimic tile and wood.

Vinyl Tiles: These DIY-friendly tiles are easy to install and can be laid in any orientation, from checkerboard to diagonal. Some vinyl tile can be grouted for a more realistic appearance. Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) is primarily made from limestone and is low cost. Solid vinyl tile (SVT) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) contain more vinyl, for better performance and more realistic appearance.

Vinyl Planks: Designed to closely resemble hardwood, vinyl planks come in the same size as wood planks, and boast realistic features such as texturing and beveled edges, like the example pictured above.

Which one is right for you? Let one of our experts help you decide! Floor Coverings International of Austin is just a phone call away when you are ready to beautify your home with beautiful, versatile vinyl. Call us today at (512) 335-8310 to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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