Luxury vinyl flooring in a Bellevue, WA kitchen

What is the difference between sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring?

Vinyl is a tough flooring material that can be counted on to repel water and resist minor damage caused by daily activities. It only takes a few moments to wipe up spills or muddy footprints from this easy to clean, stain-resistant, and child- and pet-friendly flooring. You can find a large assortment of vinyl flooring at Nielsen Bros & Sons. We have a showroom in Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, Washington. Or you can enjoy the convenience of our Shop At Home service by scheduling an appointment for a mobile showroom visit.

Sheet vinyl flooring

Sheet vinyl
is a durable, practical, and stylish flooring that is a good look-alike alternative to stone and ceramic tile. There are even brands that look like hardwood planks. The flooring has a fused 6-ply construction that includes the visual layer and the fiberglass layer. It takes one sheet of thin and flexible vinyl to cover a small room. No or few seams means that liquids won?t soak through the flooring. The sheet can be glued down entirely or around the perimeter. Loose lay sheets grip the floor and modified loose lay sheets use double-sided tape. This flooring can be placed anywhere in the home except stairs.

Luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl
is thicker than sheet vinyl, and it comes in planks and tiles. Its thickness is important because the flooring can be more deeply embossed by the high tech printing process. Therefore, it looks more like the natural materials it mimics. Planks and tiles have four layers: backing, core, image, and wear. High-quality luxury vinyl flooring is durable because the wear layer, which protects the design layer, is thicker than less costly brands. Planks usually use a click-lock installation system. They fit together so that the floor can float above the subfloor. Sometimes, tiles are glued down.

Family-owned Nielsen Bros & Sons
have been serving communities in Washington, including? Tacoma, Edmonds, and Bothell, since 1946. We offer free in-home estimates. Convenient online tools include a chat service, a payment service, and a 'request an estimate' form. We invite you to e-mail, call, or visit one of the three showrooms to discuss your flooring project with a flooring specialist.