I am always honest with you about how things turn out and I gotta say, usually I’m pleased with my big projects in the long term. Vinyl also has good chemical resistance to oil, grease, and alcohols (spill on aisle 8) and very good chemical resistance to dilute acids, dilute alkalis, and aliphatic hydrocarbons (methane, ethane, propane, butane, etc.). Commercial grade vinyl (VCT) can withstand extremely high traffic, even light forklift traffic (with polyurethane wheels). Vinyl and linoleum are both economic and both have roughly the same lifetime value.
Two drawbacks with linoleum versus vinyl is that linoleum will start to fade over time showing its age, whereas vinyl will maintain its appearance to the very end of its service life. Waterproof vinyl on the other hand is moisture, mildew and mold resistant and never loses its shape. Never use an ammonia-based cleaning product which will break down the vinyl and cause cracks in the flooring.
A broad catalog of vinyl flooring options can be found in nearly every home improvement center or building supply store. In addition to being one of the most durable, versatile flooring materials available, vinyl flooring comes in a virtually unlimited variety of colors and patterns (even custom printed patterns). It’s no surprise then that PVC flooring is very popular for both residential home use and commercial facilities. For homes, consider placing vinyl coasters or felt protectors under furniture legs to safeguard against damage.
Place a sheet of plywood or particle board down any time you need to move furniture, appliances, or heavy equipment across the floor—this prevent scuff marks, tears, and other damage to the vinyl. Over time dirt and grime, if left unattended, will ruin the finish of any flooring material. In such cases the only choice is to either live with the damage or replace the flooring. Vinyl flooring, as previously discussed in this blog , is optimal for the basement because it is relatively inexpensive and water-resistant. DMX 1-Step’s dimpled underlayment design is a great addition to be used with basement vinyl flooring.
For those with an eye for design, worry not – the visual appeal of this flooring choice has changed over the years, with certain vinyl tile’s able to accurately reproduce hardwood finishes. Although vinyl on its own makes an effective flooring choice for the mitigation of moisture issues, specifically surface damage, every good floor requires a great underlayment. For a detailed guide on vinyl installation with DMX 1-Step, please check this guide here. One particular trend in garage flooring that has been gaining momentum is garage floor tiles.