|Mannington Adura Luxury Vinyl Planks|
Currently, I am working on a doctors office- it's 4000 sq feet with the usual spaces: waiting, reception, exam rooms, doctor's offices, toilet rooms, break room etc. There are three types of flooring- carpet, ceramic and vinyl, that will be used. I was looking for some vinyl tile design inspiration (vinyl will be used in all of the exam rooms, procedure rooms and lab) and I not only found the inspiration I was looking for, as far as a pattern goes, but also inspiration for todays post.
Let's look at vinyl for residential use.
|Sigma Vinyl Tile|
Vinyl tile for the home has come a long way! Some vinyl tile manufactures (ie. Mannington and Armstrong) are making a luxury vinyl flooring line that not only looks like wood, tile and stone but also feels like it.
Two huge benefits are the ease of care and the price.
|Sharon Montross Home via Apartment Therapy|
VCT (vinyl composite tile) is easy to install, it can be installed virtually anywhere and to maintain it you just need to wipe with a damp mop.
Kristie Barnett from of The Decorologist explains that this kitchen floor consists of six colors of twelve inch VCT cut in half and arranged in a random pattern. What a great look!
|Armstrong Vinyl plank|
Luxury vinyl plank flooring comes in long pieces, textured to mimic wood and are installed in a staggered pattern just like a real hardwood floor. These are not like the thin peel and stick tiles that you get at big box stores but they are less expensive and easier to install than hardwood.
What about sheet vinyl you ask?!
Well, Fiber Floor by Tarkett is a sheet vinyl that comes in a variety of vibrant colors, funky patterns and even some very realistic stone and wood patterns.
A children's play room is the perfect application -and get this...Fiberfloor sheet vinyl is not only thick and cushioney, it can be installed as a floating floor covering! No glue or adhesive- just some shoe molding around the perimeter.
|Another one from Tarkett|
So when the kids grow out of the design or you are ready to upgrade- just roll it up!
I really was surprised to find so many options for sheet vinyl!
This picture cracks me up but I guess it makes the point...vinyl is water proof! Since the sheets are twelve feet wide, it often can be installed without a seam.
To finish, the classic black and white checkerboard pattern- always so stylish!
If you had a negative perception of vinyl, have I changed your mind about it?
Vinyl has a place in residential design! Don't you agree?