Vinyl flooring has been one of the most popular options
for high traffic areas of the home since the mid-20th century. The primary
reasons for its popularity come from its extreme durability and easy
installation. Vinyl is also very easy to clean and requires almost no
There are essentially two types of vinyl flooring: vinyl sheets and
vinyl tiles. For larger rooms, sheets are often an easy way to save
time and effort, but require gluing to hold them to the floor. Vinyl
tiles, on the other hand, are perfect for smaller rooms and are often
made in a self-adhesive design, meaning no messy glue to work with.
Vinyl flooring is especially good for commercial applications. Vinyl
can made with a non-slip surface, making it ideal for professional kitchens
and restaurant bathrooms. Because of its non-porous nature, it is also
a very popular flooring material for hospitals and other medical facilities.