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Resilient Flooring

Resilient Flooring Includes Luxury Vinyl Planks

Resilient flooring is a very popular type of flooring that can withstand a lot of wear and tear and is very versatile. Resilient floor covering is installed in homes, apartments, condos and commercial spaces often in kitchens, recreation rooms, living rooms, utility rooms, bathrooms and other high-traffic areas.

Resilient flooring is made of materials that have some elasticity, giving the flooring a degree of flexibility called resilience.  The flooring is available in planks, large sheets or pre-cut tiles and Trident® flooring clicks together or lays down flat and requires no glue.  Glue-down flooring is also available, however. Many other types of resilient flooring either comes with pre-applied adhesive for peel-and-stick installation or requires adhesive to be troweled onto the substrate. Resilient flooring includes many different manufactured products including linoleum, sheet vinyl, vinyl composition tile (VCT), cork (sheet or tile), and rubber. Performance surfaces used for dance or athletics are usually made of wood or resilient flooring.

The two basic categories of vinyl floor tiles are solid vinyl and vinyl composition, and the three basic categories of vinyl sheet flooring are homogeneous, inlaid, and layered composite. These types of vinyl flooring differ in manufacturing process and content, ranging in vinyl (polyvinyl chloride) content from 11% to 55%.

Resilient flooring products, such as PVC and polypropylene are becoming more popular in speciality applications such as trailer flooring and garage flooring. New applications have also emerged for marine flooring. There are important factors to consider in speciality applications, that may not be present in a typical application. For example, certain tires will leave marks on PVC flooring but those marks will be less prevalent on polypropylene products. Adhesives also change based on application.

Luxury vinyl planks are a popular type of resilient flooring. Vinyl planks come in individual pieces, sometimes called 'boards' and traditionally look like wood. Vinyl planks help prevent waste and you can avoid buying a lot of extra product as forced to do when buying sheet vinyl. Trident® luxury vinyl planks are available as a floating installation system. This means they attach to one another but do not attach to the floor. This makes it one of the easiest floors to install and does not require any adhesive. This is an ideal solution for areas where moisture from the subfloor could be a problem. Trident® also manufactures a glue-down system that does require adhesives but is usually applied to commercial projects. These planks are typically made out of a very hard type of vinyl that can withstand a lot of punishment.

Resilient Flooring

Vinyl is one of the most common types of resilient floor covering available. Vinyl is a very durable and flexible substance that is great for a number of different applications. It is good with water, and it can withstand quite a bit of abuse. Some of the new vinyl products look so realistic that it is very easy to confuse real wood with a vinyl plank. Vinyl comes in wood patterns, tile patterns, stone patterns and can be customised to look like almost anything. Many of the new types of vinyl are very soft underfoot, especially the cork-backed version and provide some comfort for your joints when walking on them. Vinyl comes in a variety of different price ranges and can be one of the most affordable flooring options available.

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