Low Maintenance Resilient Flooring
A practical product that comes in many patterns, resilient flooring is sheet or tile flooring, usually with a pattern printed on the surface.
Common types are:
- sheet flooring (cushion); a thin layer of vinyl over spongy back;
- vinyl composition tile;
- linoleum sheet or tile;
- rubber sheet or tile;
Advantages of Resilient Flooring:
- Available in a wide range of colours and patterns.
- Is moderately durable.
- Comes in range of prices.
- Is easy to install.
- Fairly easy to clean and maintain.
- Is reasonably comfortable to stand on for long periods of time.
- Tiles may curl.
- Most resilient flooring is thin. Any irregularities in the floor underneath will show through.
- Minor problems such as blisters, scratches, tears and holes need to be repaired quickly.
- Extensive damage cannot be repaired. Rubber flooring can deteriorate from water left standing on it.
- Cost varies considerably. Certain types of resilient flooring such as peel-and-stick tiles are easy to install and therefore the overall cost can be reduced.