resilience / design/ comfort
First invented in the 1930s, vinyl flooring has been a popular flooring option since it was used regularly in the 1950’s; however, its design has come a long way in the past few decades.
While previously, vinyl was perceived to be outdated, today’s vinyl is extremely aesthetically pleasing, mimicking the appearance of more expensive flooring options such as limestone, slate, and even wood. Vinyl flooring in Toronto continues to be in huge demand due to its resilience, design appeal, comfort, and affordability. At Chestnut Flooring, we are proud to offer a wide array of vinyl flooring options.
There are two different types of vinyl flooring: sheets and tiles.
Vinyl sheets are six or twelve feet long and are the most affordable option. This choice is advantageous due to its water resistance and the ease of installation. Vinyl tiles, on the other hand, are 9” x 9” or 12” x 12” and give the appearance of ceramic tiles at a fraction of the cost.
Inlay vinyl tiles are comprised of numerous layers of the same colored vinyl, which has been fused together. As a result, it does not show wear over time, because each successive layer appears the same as the first.
Rotogravure vinyl tiles are a cheap vinyl flooring option, as they consist of a thin top layer of vinyl that is coloured with vinyl paint and covered with a protective coating. However, with time, the layer of vinyl may show wear, affecting the colour of the flooring.
One of the advantages of vinyl flooring is its resilience, which makes it a carefree flooring option.
Both vinyl sheets and tiles are extremely durable, often coming with a 15-year manufacturer warranty. When installed by an expert, vinyl floors can last for upwards of 20 years. In addition, individual vinyl tiles that begin to show signs of wear can easily be replaced without redoing the entire floor. Their durability makes them a popular option in spaces with heavy foot traffic, such as commercial settings or busy areas of the home. Vinyl flooring is also suitable to spaces exposed to considerable moisture, as it is water and stain resistant. This makes it a popular choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and mudrooms.
Vinyl flooring is also one of the easiest flooring types to care for since it does not require grout and includes very few seams. Dirt and debris can be swept clean and a damp mop can be used to remove stains. There are a number of different approved vinyl cleaners on the market to choose from.
Vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of colours, styles, and sizes.
Regardless of your design aesthetic, there is a vinyl flooring for you— from vibrant colours, to vivid patterns, and textures. Modern vinyl has also been designed to mimic natural materials, closely resembling higher end finishes such as hardwood, stone, and ceramic tile. For example, at Chestnut Flooring, we offer vinyl in the following finishes: whiskey barrel oak, aged pine, ambered barnwood, Chilean cherry, coastal driftwood, mission oak, smoked oak, weathered barnwood, ambered barnwood, Brazilian cherry, caramel bamboo, crema slate, golden oak, mission oak, rich cherry, river bed slate, sunset beach, vintage oak, volcano stone, weathered barnwood, sonoran slate, driftwood hickory, golden hickory, gunstock hickory, saddle hickory, spice maple, toasted maple, and wheatfield maple.
In addition, vinyl tiles can be installed in a variety of different patterns, which enables you to create a completely unique and customized look. Our design experts will work with you to help you make your vision a reality.
Comfort & Affordability
Another advantage of vinyl flooring is the comfort it provides.
Since many vinyl sheets and tiles have a felt or foam backing, they are more flexible than other flooring options, which makes them more comfortable to walk and stand on. In addition, vinyl is not as cold as wood or ceramic tiles, which makes it more comfortable to walk on in the colder months. The foam backing of vinyl floors also helps to reduce sound, as the sound is absorbed by the cushioned surface, ensuring your comfort.
Vinyl flooring is one of the most affordable flooring options. In fact, it can cost as little as 50 cents per square foot. Thus, while it often delivers a similar look, it is a fraction of the cost of other materials, such as hardwood or stone. At Chestnut Flooring, we offer a range of cheap vinyl flooring options that are so realistic, you won’t believe they are not traditional wood or stone.
Vinyl flooring can be installed in virtually any area of the home, both above and below ground.
However, it is not suitable for stairs as it must be installed on a flat, level surface. Although it is possible to install yourself, for the best results, it is best to leave vinyl installation to a professional. Because vinyl tiles and sheets require a smooth surface, it is best to install vinyl over a well-sanded plywood subfloor.
While it is possible to install vinyl on concrete, a plywood subfloor ensures uniformity and also adds additional comfort under foot. Our installation experts at Chestnut Flooring will carefully prep and install your flooring in your desired pattern, providing a professional finish with no visible seams.
If you are interested in learning more about vinyl sheet flooring in Canada, we encourage you to visit our showroom, conveniently located in Vaughan to see the vast range of vinyl flooring options available. Its versatility, resilience, comfort, and affordability make vinyl flooring the preferable option of many of our customers. From the minute you walk through our door to the day of your flooring installation, we will take care of every detail, ensuring that your vision becomes a reality. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a superior customer service experience and quality products at an affordable price. As a result, we take the time to answer all of your questions, help you choose the most suitable flooring for your needs, develop a design plan, provide a detailed estimate, and expertly install your dream floor.