Resilient flooring is a floor type manufactured from both natural and synthetic polymers. The unique way those polymer structures are engineered together explains resilient flooring high durability and strength. Over the past decade or so, new and more developed floor manufacturing processes have contributed significantly to the durability, and therefore, popularity of resilient floors. Resilient floors are in four classes as in Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT), Stone Plastic Composite (SPC), and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC), that is sometimes referred to as Water Proof Composite. The difference between these four classes of resilient floors is due to the different materials involved in making them, even though they all share some natural polymers in their structures in different percentages. Each composition percentage for each class contributes a different quality for home use. Some of them have texture and feel of hardwood due to the 3D depth of it. One or more of these four classes can be used in both residential and commercial properties. Floor Champions service representatives can gladly explain to you further their structures and features to assist you in selecting the best resilient floor option for your home or business, provide you with in-home/business free measurement and estimate, place your order in a timely manner, plan your installation process, and complete the project satisfactorily with precision and on time. The following are the advantages of resilient floors:
- DURABILITY: Resilient floors are extremely durable due to the high amount of heat and pressure they are exposed to when they are made. Since resilient floors are water/liquids proof, nowadays, besides their main use for residential applications, many medical offices of all specialties, retail stores small and big, schools/colleges and universities, and restaurants’ dining areas are utilizing resilient floors.
- LOW MAINTENANCE: Resilient floors are easy to clean and maintain. Please refer to our "Caring for Your Resilient Floors" section below to know how resilient floors can be maintained properly.
- EASY INSTALLATION: Depending on the type and physical specifications of the resilient floors you buy, installation methods can differ to an extent. Under any circumstance, the installation process is easy to follows a logic of repetition. Glue and/or pads may or may not be used. Our company uses a moisture barrier glue for resilient floors. Thick types of resilient floors have locking mechanisms that, when clicked together properly, can be securely positioned on the subfloor permanently.
- COMFORT: Resilient floors have softer surfaces than other floor types like hardwood, stones, and laminates. Also, part of being comfortable, resilient floors acoustic ability that reduces noise in indoor spaces. This an excellent feature when it is used in educational schools/colleges, universities, and libraries.
- AFFORDABILITY: For all the benefits that resilient floors can offer, they are very affordable compared to some hardwood, tiles & stones, and some carpets. Since not all resilient floors have the same specifications and that they do come in different thicknesses, widths, lengths, colors, and structures, their prices vary accordingly. This abundance in variety in our flooring company makes it easy for any customer to find a resilient floor that can accommodate any budget.
After you have selected the right resilient floor for your home or business that fits your budget and satisfies your taste and style, installation process comes next. Floor Champions will be with you every step of the way to achieve perfect installation of your new floors. On the day of installation, we will remove old flooring and prepare the subfloor to install the new hardwood. In order to run a smooth and error-free installation process, we recommend following this checklist below:
- Even though our technicians will happily remove your heavy furniture then reposition it back for you after installation is completed, please remove all breakable or fragile items and/or ornamentations before the arrival of our technicians.
- Unplug and/or remove all electric plugs, internet connections, and surround sound connections from floor and wall power outlets that might become obstacles to the installation process. Make sure to record (or take pictures) of how those plugs were to reconnect them back correctly after carpet installation is done.
- To minimize the spread of dust and allergens into your indoor air from your old floor, it is recommended to vacuum or sweep your old floor before our technician arrive into your home.
- Roll up your draperies and/or blinds and cover them with plastic wraps or bags to prevent dust, allergens, or mildew particulates matter from accumulating on them.
- If your concrete slap or plywood subfloor is uneven, we will even them out so to prevent any unevenness of the new floors. This can be done using leveling cement/float.
- If there is any remodeling work planned to be done to walls or cabinets in any area where a new carpet would be installed, we recommend doing such remodeling before installing your new hardwood floors.
- Resilient floors, just like laminate, can be cleaned easily by a broom, a spry Swiffer, or by damp mop. This cleaning can be done as many time as you think is needed, but we recommend doing it once a week or every two weeks depending on usage and traffic.
- Other special resilient floors cleaners sold in your local markets or home improvement stores can do the job as well. Please read use instructions first of such cleaners.
- No bleach, acids, or other home-made cleaning formulas are to be sued on laminates. Such chemicals may damage the surface of your resilient floors and void your warranty.
- Professional deep cleaning can be performed only by licensed floor cleaners.
- Ask us about tile manufacturing maintenance brochures and other printed material for more brand-specific cleaning guidelines.
- If it comes to resilient floor installation issues, Floor Champions provides customers with lifetime installation warranty on all types of floor. You can always call us and ask for or request information on resilient floors upkeep techniques.