Floor covering is a term to generically describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface. Both terms are used interchangeably but floor covering refers more to loose-laid materials.
Vinyl plank flooring is designed to give your floors the appearance of hardwood floors without the cost. Vinyl planks also provide more stain resistance and durability than traditional hardwood planks.
Vinyl tile flooring consists of individual squares of various size that, when assembled, give the appearance of stone tile. One of the benefits of having individual tiles is that they’re easier to replace when one is damaged. You can also use the vinyl tiles to arrange a pattern.
Vinyl sheet flooring is a single roll of flooring usually 6 to 12 feet wide. Vinyl sheet limits the number of seams and is also great for high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens.
Vinyl flooring is also offered with three different types of wear surfaces:
- Vinyl No Wax
- Enhanced Urethane
Vinyl no wax is an entry-level surface that offers some resistance to scuffs and stains. Urethane is more durable and low maintenance compared to vinyl no wax and has more resistance to black heel marks and most household chemicals
Cut Pile Carpets:
Cut piled carpets are one of the best options for commercial carpet in high traffic areas such as lobbies, classrooms and various types of health care facilities. These types of carpets usually have medium durability and offer a variety of decorative options. Cut pile carpets can be of various thicknesses, but apart from of thickness cut pile carpets always provide a softened feel under the feet.
Level loop carpets
These carpets are constructed in many different weights and thicknesses with identical height and keeping them uncut, providing a smooth level surface. While selecting a loop carpet, the tighter the loops, the more resistant it will be to matting and crushing. These carpets prevent dirt and are extremely easy to clean. Loop level carpets work great for both residential and commercial uses.
Cut & loop carpets
These carpets are one of the best options for commercial carpeting in high traffic areas such as lobbies, classrooms and various types of health care facilities. It offers a variety of decorative options with medium durability. These carpets hide dirt and grime well due to the multiple heights within the carpet fibers. Thus, these cut and loop carpets are ideal for official places.
These carpets are usually used for large area wall- to- wall carpeting. Broadloom carpets are usually nailed or tacked down, so it will not be shifted or moved with use. It will not penetrate dirt as broadloom lacks in seaming thus it looks new and dirt free for ages.
Downside of Broadloom carpets– The biggest drawback of broadloom carpeting is that, you need to hire a professional for cleaning this kind of carpet.
These carpet tiles are usually one square foot, placed to form a continuous carpet. These tiles are a great alternative to large carpets, if one of the tiles gets shabby or damaged; you can replace the affected tile with a new one. Carpet tile saves your budget because of its ease of replacement, offers ever- lasting design ideas where you can try and match different tiles to create a myriad of looks.
With all these options available today, selecting the best carpet can be a little overwhelming. But these choices would help you to focus on your needs and make the right choice while choosing and purchasing carpet.