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Vinyl Tile Flooring
Versus
Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Comparison

The following chart provides a comparison between vinyl tiles and vinyl sheet flooring materials.

Consideration Vinyl Tiles Vinyl Sheet

Appearance

  • Large variety of patterns and colors including hardwood, tile and mosaics
  • Overall appearance is very relevant to the quality of the tiles.
  • Tiles allow for mix and match to create unique floor patterns
  • Large variety of patterns and colors including hardwood, tile and mosaics

Typical Warranties

  • Better quality tiles - lifetime on manufacturer's defects and wear through
  • Rips, tears, gouges and stains, 5 to 20 years
  • Better quality lifetime on manufacturer's defects and wear through
  • Rips, tears, gouges and stains, 5 to 20 years

Life Expectancy

  • 5 to 15 years - dependent on quality of tile
  • 10 to 20 years

Child Friendly

  • Very child friendly
  • Very child friendly
  • Liquid spills can damage surface and cause boards rot

Pet Friendly

  • Very pet friendly
  • Very pet friendly

Care & Maintenance

  • Sweep & mop using manufacturer's recommended cleaners
  • Sweep & mop using manufacturer's recommended cleaners

Installation

  • Adhesive

Glueless Tile:  Adhesive tabs or spray adhesive

Peel ‘n Stick Tile:
 Self–adhesive/no adhesive needed

Full-spread Tile:  Adhesive needed

All styles install over smooth, flat, dry sub-floor, including concrete

Full-spread vinyl tile cannot be installed over resilient flooring

  • Adhesive

Felt: Full-spread or perimeter adhesive

Fiberglass: Loose - lay, modified loose - lay or full-spread

Both products can be installed over concrete, hardwood, plywood, or existing floor (except carpet)

Grade Levels

  • Below grade
  • On grade
  • Above grade
  • Below grade
  • On grade
  • Above grade

Room Installation

  • All rooms with following exceptions:
  • Full bathrooms - not recommended - adhesive is water soluble
  • All rooms no exceptions.

Budgeting

  • Material cost $0.50/sq. ft. to $4/sq. ft.
  • Installation cost (contractor):

$0.75/sq. ft. to $4/sq. ft.

  • Material cost $0.50/sq. ft. to $5/sq. ft. - dependent on quality of material and finish
  • Installation cost (contractor):

$0.75/sq. ft. to $4/sq. ft.

DIY Complexity - Scale 1 to 5 with 1 being the easiest.

  • Glueless: Adhesive tabs - 1
  • Glueless: Spray adhesive - 2
  • Peel ‘n Stick: Self Adhesive, no glue needed - 1
  • Full-spread adhesive - 3
  • Felt: Full-spread or perimeter adhesive - 4
  • Fiberglass: Full-spread - 4
  • Fiberglass: Loose-lay or modified loose-lay - 3

Additional information on flooring materials

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Vinyl Tile

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