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Welcome to Vinyl/Resilient

Welcome home, and to the world of vinyl/resilient flooring.

Home. It’s a place of pride and a source of safety.

It’s the stuff of dreams and the result of hard work. Home beckons and welcomes, soothes and satisfies, charms and comforts.

There’s no place on earth like it.

Home’s appeal, and fascination are also universal.

Novelist Maya Angelou said, “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

That’s why our goal is to provide you with quality resilient flooring products that offer a positive and lasting effect on your home.

Products that beautify your home, enhance décor, meet your specific comfort, performance and budget needs, are easy to care for, and stand the test of time.

To help achieve our goal, we’ve created a library of resilient flooring knowledge, style choices, shopping tips, buying considerations and upkeep dos and don’ts.

It’s all conveniently contained in this section of our website.

First, allow us to clear up some of the terminology so you can be a smarter shopper in this category of flooring.

Resilient floors, as the name implies, have some "give" or elasticity when you walk across them.

Resilient floors are often used in kitchens and baths because of their good looks, resistance to moisture and wide variety of colors and textures.

These floors are relatively easy to keep clean. Their main enemy is grit or sand that can be ground into the surface. (Don’t worry, we’ll tell you how to maintain them in the Maintenance section.)

No matter which resilient floor you choose, you will find stylish options, high performance and tremendous value.

You can completely customize your floor by mixing contrasting colors patchwork style, creating medallions or curved cuts that express your unique vision and personality.

Let your imagination run free!

Now, some resilient floors are vinyl but not all vinyl floors are resilient.

However, the most common type of resilient flooring is vinyl, which is why most of the sections in this part of our website are labeled Vinyl.

There are two types of vinyl flooring: sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl tile (LVT).

For our purposes here, and throughout the rest of the sections, we will refer to sheet vinyl simply as vinyl, or vinyl flooring.

LVT has all the advantages of vinyl, is available in a wide array of colors and can look good anywhere.

Spare luxury vinyl tiles can be kept on hand to repair worn areas, and the LVT format opens up unlimited possibilities for creating your own unique patterns.

However, vinyl flooring also offers you many tempting advantages.

In fact, no other floor covering category offers you the selection, styling, ease of maintenance and value as a vinyl floor!

Thanks to some great advances in styling and technology, vinyl floors have been changed forever.

Vinyl flooring can now realistically mimic the look and textures of real ceramic, stone and wood grain patterns.

These amazing replicas have such incredible realism it is difficult for most people to tell whether it's the real thing or not. Who needs to know, right?

Finally, a note about linoleum, which is not a resilient flooring but the one you probably recall as the original kitchen and bath flooring.

While linoleum is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance, the most popular floor covering material in this category is vinyl.

But never fear, we want you to know about linoleum -- and cork, rubber and specialty resilient flooring. Just click on the sub-section called Specialty Products.

If vinyl flooring may be a possibility for your home we invite you to learn all you need to know in the other vinyl sections here, and at our store.