There are many ways to add a modern touch to your home. New furniture and drapery are great options, but have you looked at your flooring recently? If it’s drab and not as interesting or polished as you’d like, it’s time to get new flooring. If you want the beauty of hardwood or tile at a lower price point, then vinyl is the perfect flooring option for you. Count on Manufacturers Carpet & Flooring when you are in need of vinyl flooring services in Winnipeg. Available in many colours, patterns and designs, vinyl flooring will bring your home to the next level. Our team will help you choose the perfect option for any room in your home, and we’ll install it for you as well.
Waterproof Vinyl Planks
Vinyl plank flooring is expertly designed to resemble hardwood flooring. However, our vinyl planks deliver superior water resistance and durability that real hardwood often lacks. Perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and more, waterproof vinyl planks will add an element of beauty and durability to your home.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Mimicking the luxurious look of stone tile, vinyl tiles are nearly indistinguishable from real ceramic tile. They offer equal or better durability, along with a much easier installation process. This brings the costs down for you; making luxury vinyl tiles a great flooring option for your dining room, bedroom, or living room.
Vinyl sheet is a resilient flooring that people often use as an alternative to natural stone, ceramic tile, or even laminate. It comes in a roll that is cut to size and is easy to install. The single solid surface makes it an excellent choice for moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths. It has a layered construction and protective finish that makes it durable and long-lasting.
Vinyl is a very versatile material, and so much can be done with it. When picking the right vinyl tile, you should consider the size of the tiles you are looking for, the colour/style, and if you prefer a polished or matte look? The installation methods include peel and stick, and full-spread adhesive.
100% Waterproof Vinyl Planks
When exposed to water, the planks do not swell, buckle, or lose integrity. This flooring is perfect for baths, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements. These planks are also scratch, stain, dent, and wear-resistant; and they come in a variety of different wear layers and plank thicknesses. This product has great warranties and is very easy to install. You can get planks with a wood-plastic composite (WPC) core or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core. All in all, LVP are perfect for your needs as it is slip-resistant, it has an embossed natural look and feel, its anti-bacterial, it’s easy to clean, and quick and easy installation. In fact, many people tend to install this flooring themselves (DIY Flooring) saving their hard-earned money.
IXPE Foam Backing
This stands for irradiated cross-linked polyethylene, which is one of the newest advances in foam technology and is used in many industries, such as in the flooring industry and automotive industry. The underlayment is made out of polyethylene, which produces high-density, cross-linked, closed-cell foam. The cross-linked cells making up the foam lowers the amount of volatile organic compounds detected in the floor. Specifically, the cross-linked foam has lower levels of formaldehyde emissions than opposed to cork underlay, and this is important because formaldehyde emissions are a known carcinogen and can have a negative impact on our health.
It is 100% waterproof, and it is impervious to mildew, mould, rot, and bacteria, whereas with cork underlayments, it tends to resist moisture. But, it is not 100% waterproof in cases where the floor is exposed to large amounts of water such as in flood. Most companies producing underlays don’t include flooding for “waterproof floors”, but this underlayment does
IXPE underlay provides superior sound performance. To better explain this 1.5 mm IXPE has an Impact Insulation Class rating of 59-60 as compared to a 1.5 mm cork underlay, which has a rating of 53-55. This rating relates specifically to impact-related sounds, such as footsteps. But airborne sounds such as loud music are measured under sound transmission class (STC), which requires a suspended ceiling to significantly mitigate it
The closed-cell nature of the IXPE acts as an excellent insulator; in fact, it is primarily used in other industries for its insulation properties
IXPE is widely used in the automotive, medical, and hospitality industries. For example, newer vehicles rely heavily on keeping the cabin insulated in terms of both sound and temperature
It has SPC core/layer that is the dense, waterproof core for the plank, which is made of natural limestone powder, polyvinyl chloride, and stabilizers to provide the plank with its rigidity and stability. The planks we carry have an SPC core thickness of 5mm
The colour film layer contains the colours, patterns, or any decoration for the plank giving it a unique look and style suitable for your needs and preferences
The wear layer is one of the transparent layers at the top of the plank, and it is applied to the plank to protect against excessive wear, provides superior clean-ability and stain resistance, and it is rated for commercial traffic. The planks we carry have to wear layer of 20-mil or 0.5 mm
The UV layer is the last transparent layer applied to the plank which provides it with resistance against UV-light exposure which protects the flooring from fading and changing colour so your floor is flawless and will look beautiful for many years to come
Major Differences between WPC and SPC
Plank thickness: WPC vinyl tends to be thicker and ranges from 5mm to 8mm, we have 6mm (in the front of the store, with 12 mil wear layer); whereas SPC tends to be thinner and ranges from 4mm to 6mm
Comfort underfoot: Due to the construction of the rigid cores, the WPC vinyl will be softer on the foot than an SPC vinyl
Dent resistance: With an SPC Vinyl the core is primarily stone-based giving the flooring more superior dent resistance as compared to WPC vinyl (WPC vinyl is also dent resistant but not as resilient as SPC)
Temperature fluctuations/plank movement: If you are dealing with drastic temperature fluctuations (ex. unheated cabins in the winter), an SPC vinyl will have more superior performance due to its dense stone core structure which also makes the planks less susceptible to movement than a WPC vinyl (anti-skidding)
Price- SPC vinyl tends to be more affordable than WPC vinyl
Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate, and we’ll give you an idea of just how durable, long-lasting and cost-effective it is to choose vinyl flooring over other options.