Vinyl flooring is used extensively across many sectors, including education, leisure, retail, healthcare and industry.
Its popularity is largely due to its affordability as well as its hard wearing properties and easy to clean surface which makes it the perfect flooring solution for high traffic areas.
Not only is vinyl flooring easy to maintain, but it is also comparatively easy to remove and damaged tiles can be replaced easily, minimising installation and repair downtime.
Another attractive benefit to choosing commercial grade vinyl flooring is that it is available in an extensive range of palettes, textures and patterns allowing you to create distinctive, inspiring and welcoming spaces.
It has impressive acoustic qualities, with some vinyl flooring reducing noise by 21dB and its anti-slip properties make it a highly effective flooring in areas where safety is prime concern.
Types of commercial vinyl flooring
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) & Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP)
Vinyl flooring is available as sheet flooring, tiles or planks. Vinyl tiles have become very popular in recent years as the modular system allows for complete design freedom. Tiles can be mixed and matched to create different patterns or blocks of colour to create stunning individual designs.
Homogeneous Vinyl Flooring
The main feature of Homogeneous Vinyl Flooring is that the single layer of vinyl that is vibrant in colour and is extremely durable and stain resistant. These properties make it ideal for heavy traffic areas in large public spaces such as in healthcare and education environments.
Heterogeneous Vinyl Flooring
Heterogeneous Vinyl Flooring is made up of several layers including a printed layer for limitless design possibilities. This floorcovering is perfect for demanding environments due to its high performance and durability. It also has impressive acoustic properties, and some manufacturers, Polyflor being one, have achieved 19dB impact sound reduction.
Vinyl Safety Flooring
Most manufacturers offer vinyl safety flooring in their portfolio and for good reason. Trips and falls are the most common type of workplace injury, so installing a floorcovering that reduces the risk of injury is vitally important.
Tough commercial and industrial environments like factories and large-scale catering operations will benefit from non-slip flooring. Hospitals, kitchens, leisure facilities, care homes and veterinary surgeries will also have areas where safety is a top priority, so vinyl safety flooring is, unsurprisingly, hugely popular in all these sectors.
Looselay Vinyl Flooring
Looselay vinyl flooring is perfect for heavy traffic commercial areas and if you need to replace the floorcovering frequently or need access to the subfloor.
Looselay vinyl flooring is adhesive-free and quick and easy to install. It has a grip backing which helps hold the product in place by creating a strong bond to the subfloor using a combination of weight and friction. This backing also enhances the acoustic qualities of the product, reducing noise by 13dB.
Gluedown Vinyl Flooring
The Gluedown range is unique to Karndean Design Flooring. Features such as textured emboss and the premium handscraped finish, wide bevels or flat edges highlight the authentic replication of original wood and stone. No expansion gap is required and it can be personalised with design strips or complementary borders. The clear PVC embossed wear layer combined with the K Guard+ Surface Protection layer provides a tough, durable and hygenic finish, making it ideal for high traffic commercial areas where you want to make a bold statement, such as reception areas in offices, hotels or leisure facilities.
Would you like to know more about our vinyl flooring solutions?
FineLine Flooring specialises in the supply and installation of commercial vinyl flooring and non-slip flooring covering Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.
We offer a range of quality vinyl flooring from leading brands. Find out more about each product range by following these links:
Our flooring installers are all CSCS registered and monitored to the highest standards. We meet all health and safety guidelines and are fully covered for commercial and employer’s liability insurance.