Chic Sheet Vinyl

From Floor Covering Weekly

For many years, the words “sheet vinyl” have evoked images of dated floors, such as those that were commonly installed in a 1950s kitchen. Today, however, sheet vinyl’s visuals are lively, modern and even fun, with the ease of maintenance and waterproof capability of other resilient flooring.

“For homeowners, vinyl sheet is a compelling alternative to natural stone, ceramic tile or even hardwood that can be installed as a single solid surface in moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths,” explained Yon Hinkle, director, product design and innovation for Armstrong Flooring. “Unlike sheet floors from a generation ago, today’s designs feature far more depth and texture, so stone or wood-inspired designs are convincingly realistic.”


Wood Wows
Wood looks will never go out of style, but these visuals in the sheet vinyl format are now seeing an increase in popularity due to advancements in print technology. According to Caroline Wille, vice president design and development, resilient for Mohawk Flooring, “Woods in sheet vinyl are on the rise. We are seeing a lot of refined rustic wood patterns selling well and of course oaks always seem to stay in the top sellers.” 



Patterns Aplenty 
One of the benefits of sheet vinyl is that it is available in playful and funky patterns, without the hassle of installation that accompanies other patterned materials, such as tile. Tami Stahl, marketing manager for Beauflor shared that these patterns are enticing younger consumers to tap into the sheet vinyl market. 

“Due to advances in sheet vinyl manufacturing technology, we are able to experiment with more vibrant colors and add touches of bronze, silver and metallic to the designs,” Stahl said, noting sheet vinyl’s ability to offer patterns such as herringbones, hexagons and mixed width looks. 


Marble Madness
Marble is a timeless look on any floor, and sheet is no exception, as it is a format that allows homeowners to be adventurous at an affordable price point. “Those patterns reminiscent of encaustic tiles, or marble, or even a unique geometric design, are becoming more and more popular with today’s homeowners,” explained Terry Marchetta, senior director, residential styling for Mannington Mills. 

Check out the original article on Floor Covering Weekly.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Mannington Commercial Quantum Guard Technology

“Success In Our Science” – Mannington

Mannington Commercial  has many great products to choose from, especially their luxury vinyl tile and sheet vinyl flooring featuring Quantum Guard. Quantum Guard is a performance technology from Mannington that provides durability in demanding commercial environments. The Quantum Guard performance technology keeps the product looking better longer, and this technology has a lighter environmental impact and a lower total cost. The Quantum Guard technology has two categories: Quantum Guard Elite and Quantum Guard HP.

Mannington Quantum Guard Room Scene
Mannington Commercial Quantum Guard room scene

Quantum Guard Elite

This patent-pending technology provides protection against scratches and stains, reduced maintenance costs, and easy to clean. Quantum Guard Elite for luxury vinyl tile products provides dimensional stability, impact resistance, stain resistance, easy no-polish maintenance, and scratch resistance. This performance technology also has a urethane with aluminum oxide surface wear layer, which provides a limited wear warranty for the products. The commercial luxury vinyl tile products with this technology also cut cleanly, which makes for a better quality of installation.

Quantum Guard Elite lvt layers

Quantum Guard Elite for sheet vinyl flooring from Mannington is engineered for ease of cleaning and maintenance. The sheet vinyl floors are abrasive resistance, stain resistance, and slip resistance. The advanced urethane chemistry and an optimized texture make sheet vinyl flooring with Quantum Guard Elite easy to clean.

Here are some videos showcasing the durability and cleanability of Quantum Guard Elite products:

Impact Test:

.

Scratch Test:

.

Cleaning Test:

.

Quantum Guard HP

Quantum Guard HP is a commercial urethane finish performance technology with ten years of proven performance in the field. This finish does not require any polish, which makes maintenance easier and more affordable. Quantum Guard HP enhances durability, appearance, and slip resistance. Also, Quantum Guard HP has a urethane with aluminum oxide surface wear layer, which includes a limited wear warranty for the products with this technology. This technology is a level 9 on the MOHS Hardness Scale, which is just right under natural diamond, a level 10 on the MOHS Hardness Scale.

Mannington Commercial Quantum Guard room scene
Mannington Commercial Quantum Guard LVT Room Scene
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Armstrong’s Diamond 10® Technology: A Cut Above the Rest.

Armstrong Flooring first introduced the world to its Diamond 10® Technology in 2015 on its Vivero line of luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Since then they’ve rolled out the innovative coating to most of their products including their vinyl sheet, making them standouts in a highly competitive flooring market saturated with products boasting similar qualifications. So, what exactly is so special about Diamond 10® Technology?

As Hard as Diamonds

The main concern for many consumers when choosing a flooring is how it will stand up to every day wear and tear as well as unavoidable accidents that can and will happen in places of high foot traffic. Armstrong Flooring developed this proprietary technology with durability in mind. Cultured diamonds are one of the key components of the coating, the mineral is known as being one of the hardest materials in the world on the Mohs’ scale – the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond!

Armstrong believes you don’t have to sacrifice beautiful style and function in order to have a product that offers exceptional performance (100% waterproof, stain, scratch, and scuff resistant).

Flooring with Diamond 10® Technology just makes practical sense. Whatever your needs, Armstrong’s floors stand up to the demands of everyday living, sustaining integrity for far longer than most of it’s competitors.

Take a look at some of Armstrong’s finest products offered by Carpet Express:

Walnut Cove

Armstrong’s Vivero Better line of luxury vinyl tile offers a flooring that mimics the timeless style of wood.

Mesa Stone

From Armstrong’s Alterna line of Engineered Tile. Made with 70 percent limestone, this product mimics the natural aesthetic and feel of stone.

Ancient Fury

https://www.carpetexpress.com/productimages/large/B6317_room.jpg
From Armstrong’s Duality Premium line of vinyl sheet comes Ancient Fury in the color style Tempered Youth.

Piqued your interest? Head over to the Carpet Express website for unparalleled deals on Armstrong products including those with its patent – pending Diamond 10® Technology!

Want to read more about Armstrong and it’s products? Check out another blog article from us at Carpet Express: “Armstrong Commercial Vinyl and VCT “.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Mannington Sheet Vinyl Price Increase

Mannington will be implementing a price increase on certain sheet vinyl products in the 2nd quarter. The specific sheet vinyl products will be affected by a 4% to 6% price increase. In addition, the increase will apply to all shipments in the United States and Canada. The price increase is because of inflation of raw materials, energy, and transporation.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

5 Flooring Trends We Love!

#1 –Smart Squares from Engineered Floors

Smart Squares is the new residential carpet tile from Engineered Floors. We love this product because it is a peel n’ stick carpet tile! Engineered Floors took the company’s most popular broadloom carpets and made them into easy to install carpet tiles! These carpet tiles are comfortable underfoot because they have a Kanga Hide cushion backing attached to each carpet square.

#2 –SPC Luxury Vinyl Tile

Carpet Express is America’s source for Water-Proof wood look floors. These products are DIY-friendly and are tough enough for any room in your home. Shop the latest styles and colors, and create a beautiful interior that will also withstand water, stains, and wear and tear like a champ!

Our Pecan Sheel SPC offers a stunning reclaimed look with realistic plank to plank color variation.

#3 –Sheet Vinyl Flooring – Bringing Back The Classics

Sheet Vinyl Room
Did you know Carpet Express is one America’s Top distributors of promotional Vinyl?

We hear a lot about water-proof wood look flooring. From COREtec to our Waterproof Plank Collections, no one can deny the strides Luxury Vinyl Flooring has made in the past decade. BUT. Don’t. Forget. About. Sheet Vinyl Flooring. Sheet Vinyl is the OG water proof flooring, and manufacturers have improved this classic flooring product with stylish Hi-def visuals and textures. Sheet Vinyl is a tried and true product, and is still one of the most affordable way to level-up your home.

#4 –Shaw Floorte

Shaw Floorte flooring uses high-def patterns to recreate an authentic hardwood or tile look. Its locking system is precision-engineered for an easy and durable installation. Floorte luxury vinyl tile and planks combine the best features of vinyl and laminate. Its solid core creates dimensional stability and helps hide imperfections in the sub-floors like a laminate, but its vinyl based construction makes it completely waterproof!

Shaw Floorte Room Scene

#5. STAINMASTER Carpet

As one of the best known brand names in the world, STAINMASTER has a lot to live up to, and these products do not disappoint. There is a reason this fiber is the standard in premium residential carpet. This high performance nylon has also become one of the softest and most color-rich fibers on the market. STAINMASTER has also created the following brands to tailor to each home’s unique needs.

stainmaster-active-family
Stainmaster Active Family is durable enough to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. The carpets with this fiber resist food and beverage stains.
stainmaster-trusoft
Stainmaster TruSoft carpet is made with specially engineered fibers that give the carpet a luxuriously soft feel without sacrificing durability.
stainmaster-pet-protect
Stainmaster Pet Protect resists pet stains, reduces pet odors, and releases pet hair from the carpet!
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Sheet Vinyl Flooring – Still In Style

Cost Effective and Stylish – Sheet Vinyl Flooring

In recent years, flooring trends have shifted more towards luxury vinyl tile. However, sheet vinyl flooring still has amazing styles and benefits. Vinyl flooring is a great product if you are looking for something at a lower price, and you still get a product with high quality performance. In addition, vinyl flooring is a great option if you are worried about moisture. This product is 100% waterproof. Also, you can get all kinds of visuals and designs with this flooring type that you cannot get with any other flooring options. You should definitely consider thinking again about vinyl flooring before you decide on a flooring option for your home.

An article called “Sheet Vinyl Report” goes into more detail on this subject.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

2018 Fall Flooring Sale – Extreme Discounts!

2018 Fall Flooring Sale – Extreme Discounts!

2018 Fall Flooring Sale

Starting today September 17, Carpet Express is having its annual Fall Flooring Sale. The sale goes from today until September 22, 2018. Check out the great flooring deals in store or online at CarpetExpress.com. You can definitely find the perfect flooring for your home or office.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Armstrong Commercial Vinyl and VCT

Armstrong Flooring continues to innovate beautiful and durable products. They have gorgeous hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl tile for your home, but they also have a large collection of commercial vinyl and VCT flooring options. Beautiful design is not only for a home, it can also be for a business or office. Here are some stylish options from Armstrong Commercial.

Armstrong Commercial Sheet Vinyl Flooring

Armstrong sheet vinyl flooring combines dramatic and realistic visuals such as slate, limestone, sisal, linen, and more! You can create endless designs with these available styles. Also, the sheet vinyl flooring from Armstrong is durable and easy to maintain. You can get sheet vinyl ranging from 6 feet wide to 12 feet wide. Also, there are nice solid colors as well if you do not want a specific visual for the floor.

Armstrong Commercial VCT

The VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) from Armstrong is available in a range of styles and patterns. The large pattern variety allows people to create inspiring and innovative flooring designs. VCT is a great choice for high traffic areas in hospitals, schools, and more.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Shaw Vinyl Flooring – Closeout Specials!

Stylish Wood Patterns from Shaw Vinyl Flooring

Carpet Express has some great closeout specials on Shaw Vinyl Flooring! Shaw vinyl flooring gives your home a beautiful look. The products are durable, distinctive, and reliable. The closeout specials are different 12 ft. wide wood patterns. Any of these patterns will look great in your home.

Check out our Shaw Vinyl Flooring options!

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)