A Guide to Selecting Sheet Vinyl Flooring

If you want the look of natural stone or hardwood without the demanding maintenance or the price tag, then sheet vinyl flooring could be right for you. Modern sheet vinyl looks nothing like the vinyl of years past, allowing you to get beautiful, low-maintenance flooring at an affordable price. Here is what you need to know about choosing sheet vinyl for your home.

Sheet vinyl is ideal for high traffic and moisture areas.

One of the biggest advantages of sheet vinyl is that it mimics the appearance of hardwood and natural stone, but it can be used in areas where those kinds of flooring can’t. You can install sheet vinyl with confidence in areas of your home that receive a lot of foot traffic, since it’s much more resistance to scratches and other kinds of damage than other flooring options. Unlike hardwood and stone, the high moisture levels in basements, bathrooms, and kitchens aren’t harmful to sheet vinyl. In fact, the only place sheet vinyl flooring can’t be used is on the stairs, since it must be installed over a flat surface.

There are multiple style options, so the looks are unlimited.

You can find virtually any color or style in sheet vinyl flooring, so you can choose the exact look your want for your space. Sheet vinyl flooring is available with designs that mimic traditional hardwood, exotic hardwood, distressed and weathered wood, sandstone, slate, and much more. If prefer a bold design rather than a natural appearance, geometric patterns and colored checkerboards are just a few of the options available.

Professional installation is necessary, but professional maintenance is not.

You should have sheet vinyl installed professionally to ensure it lays flat, especially in corners. However, once the vinyl is installed, the only maintenance that is required is sweeping and mopping to keep the flooring clean. If a spill happens, clean it up quickly to prevent staining.


At Broadway Carpet & Flooring Co., we offer a wide selection of sheet vinyl flooring in a range of colors and textures. To find out more about how this kind of flooring can work in your home or for additional information about our flooring selection in Tucson, call (520) 296-8533.

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