Resilient flooring has been around for a long time. The oldest type of resilient, linoleum, has been in existence for over 150 years! If you haven’t seen the new styles and colors in resilient then you may be in for a surprise!
Resilient flooring – also known as ‘vinyl’ or ‘sheet vinyl’ – has been around for decades and is still one of the most popular types of flooring around. It’s made using a printing process known as ‘rotogravure’, which prints a pattern on the flooring substrate via an engraved cylinder.
Today’s resilient flooring is manufactured much in the same way it always has been, yet the styles and technologies have evolved with the times.
What is Luxury Tile?
Luxury tile is at the high end of resilient flooring. It has high performance and high fashion. New designs in luxury tile include contemporary colors, vivid brights, pearlized finishes and abstracts with soft patterns. Other looks are exotic and distressed woods, colored concretes and fossilized stone plus metallics, rich colors and wide planks!
Luxury tile can perform better than wood and stone! Luxury tile never needs refinishing, will not warp due to excessive water, resists scratches, remains quieter to walk on and is warm to the touch. Offered in 16×16 and now even in 12×24 tiles, this product has the look of tile/stone with the durability of resilient flooring.
Where to use resilient?
Resilient can be installed just about anywhere, but especially in wet areas, children’s or handicapped rooms where an easy-to-walk-on surface is must. Also in niche areas like an entry and in areas where you don’t want seams and want an easy-to-clean floor.