- Image layer - Vinyl is a realistic mimic of wood, tile, and stone. There's an almost unlimited number of colors, patterns, and designs. Today, many images are taken with 3D photography, making them clear, vibrant, and accurate. Embossing adds depth, dimension, and textured appearances. You should be able to see knots, grains, and color/veining variations.
- Vinyl and wear layer thickness - The thicker, the sturdier. The vinyl itself usually ranges from two mm to eight mm. The wear layer measures around 6, 12, or 20 mils.
- Cores - The core affects waterproofing and stability. If you want the highest level of protection, consider opting for the WPC or SPC core. SPC is also more rigid, feeling more like hardwood.
- Installation technique - LVF is most often associated with a floating floor/loose lay. Pieces click together and then hover over an existing subfloor. without adhesives or staples. Composite tiles have a peel and stick adhesive backing or can be glued.
To learn more about vinyl flooring, visit
the WCW Carpet Warehouse showroom in Bennington, VT, serving
Bennington, West Dover, Manchester, Dorset, Bondville, as well as Williamstown, MA. Our estimates are always free.