Flooring - Vinyl/Linoleum Auburn NY
Vinyl flooring and linoleum flooring are among the most popular floor coverings in homes today. They are durable, easy to maintain, and the first choice for kitchen flooring for just about everyone. If you have been thinking about replacing your old, worn vinyl flooring or linoleum flooring, or if you want to install new flooring in a room of your house, the good news is you can usually put down vinyl or linoleum flooring yourself, without having to hire a professional or contractor.
Advantage Floors Incorporated
9204 Bonta Bridge Rd
East Coast Flooring of Ny
4524 State Route 96a
1383 State Route 96
Crow Hill Hardwoods
6 W Main St
Jerrys Carpet Incorporated
1127 Grand Ave
Upstate Bowling Service, Inc.
24 Vista Street
Bradys Floor Works
7 Seminary St
Tile & Carpet Town Carpet One
193 Grant Ave
4643 Ne Townline Rd
2 W Main St
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Though kitchens are the first thing that come to mind when you think about vinyl flooring or linoleum flooring, there are other rooms for which this type of flooring is a great choice. Most bathrooms benefit from vinyl or linoleum, because this properly installed flooring is waterproof and allows for easy clean up of splashes, spills, and messes. However, you don't have to limit vinyl flooring and linoleum flooring to the kitchen and bathroom.
Children's playrooms are also great candidates for vinyl or linoleum flooring. Spills and messy play can easily be cleaned up after, and you can add an area rug or two for a cozy touch. Linoleum flooring and vinyl flooring are good choices for home offices, hallways, laundry rooms, and vestibules where there may be a lot of muddy, wet foot traffic from outside. You can install vinyl or linoleum flooring in just about any room of your house to great effect.
There are as many different types of linoleum flooring and vinyl flooring available as you can imagine. At a very basic level, vinyl and linoleum flooring material can be categorized into two different types: sheet and tile. Sheet linoleum and vinyl usually comes in rolls of either 6- or 12-foot widths, and may be pre-cut to a specific length or custom cut to your specifications. Vinyl and linoleum flooring tiles are pre formed to exact dimensions, usually 12- or 18-inch squares and a uniform thickness, in order to give your finished floor a seamless appearance. Whether you choose tile or sheet flooring depends on many variables, such as the shape and dimensions of the room you are installing your flooring in, and your skill level and tools you have available. In general, tile is easier to install than sheet flooring.
Additionally, there are different types of vinyl and linoleum available for flooring material. Vinyl flooring is usually available in two types: inlaid and printed. With printed vinyl flooring, the colors used for the pattern are printed onto the flooring sheets, much like the pages of a magazine or your home computer's printer. Inlaid vinyl flooring is manufactured with color embedded into the sheet, which makes the patterns and colors more durable. Of course, inlaid vinyl flooring is slightly more expensive than printed, but it does look better, longer. Both these types may come with or without pre-applied adhesive for installation.
The different types of linoleum flooring are generally categorized according to the thickness of the material and the backing used for the flooring sheet or tile. Thinner linoleum flooring, which is the least expensive, must be installed carefully to avoid chipping and cracking. Linoleum flooring is available in different thickness, with some being unlined, and some lined with a cork or rubber backing. Like vinyl, linoleum flooring may come with or without pre-applied adhesive. Most linoleum is manufactured with embedded color patterns that extend entirely through the material, the same as inlaid vinyl.
Finally, both vinyl flooring and linoleum flooring are available in a startling variety of colors and patterns. You can find just about any solid color vinyl or linoleum, or choose from dozens of the more popular patterned flooring found in vinyl and linoleum flooring materials, including classic and contemporary patterns, as well as the look of a stone or wood panel floor.
There are three main factors to consider when you are choosing your vinyl or linoleum flooring purchase. These are price, durability, and ease of installation. In general, the price that you pay for vinyl flooring or linoleum flooring will reflect its worth in the long run. High-end vinyl and linoleum can last and remain in good shape for up to 30 years, while more inexpensive flooring, particularly vinyl, may have to be replaced after five years of use. If you are on a tight budget, or plan to frequently replace your flooring, it is a good idea to opt for the inexpensive vinyl flooring. Of course, you may also be able to find good deals on high quality vinyl or linoleum flooring, especially if you are buying in bulk.
In most cases, you can realize the same life expectancy and durability from linoleum flooring and inlaid vinyl flooring. Both types of flooring have the ability to remain in good shape for decades with proper care. For high-traffic areas of your home, linoleum or inlaid vinyl flooring are the best choices, especially if you will be moving heavy furniture such as refrigerators or washers and dryers across your flooring. Printed vinyl flooring is a good, inexpensive choice for areas with light traffic, or rooms that will be protected and accented with area rugs.
Finally, you should consider the ease of installation when choosing between linoleum flooring and vinyl flooring, particularly if you plan to install your new flooring yourself. In general, vinyl tile flooring is the easiest to install, while sheet linoleum is the most difficult. This is due to many factors, including that vinyl flooring usually comes with self-adhesive backing that allows you to simply press the sheets or tiles into place on your clean, prepared floor. Most linoleum flooring requires an applicative adhesive for installation.