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Bathroom Remodeling – San Jose – Bathroom Flooring – Sheet Vinyl
The lead article (the table of contents if you will) is titled Bathroom Remodeling.
This article is also part of a mini-series of articles about bathroom flooring.
The phrase “sheet vinyl” is used instead of the word linoleum because not all sheet vinyl is made of linoleum, which is a brand name.
Linoleum is one type of sheet vinyl, not the only type, and strictly speaking, linoleum isn’t really vinyl. Linoleum is actually more natural and “green” than vinyl, believe it or not.
For water durability, you can’t beat sheet vinyl, especially when the room is sufficiently small (less than 15 feet on a side) as there are no seams when laying vinyl in rooms that small.
The 15 foot limit is important as sheet vinyl is made in 15 foot rolls.
The vinyl material comes in many different colors, styles, and patterns, so if you want vinyl, you can easily find a pattern you like.
If you really want a little extra piece of mind regarding water durability, try to find someone who can do what is called self-coving.
Self coving is where the vinyl flooring curves up the floor a little, thereby eliminating the seam between the flooring and the cove piece.
In more modern or current installation, coving is typically vinyl strips that are four inches high and have a slight protrusion at the base. This coving is applied via an adhesive and there are gaps; one between the cove material and the vinyl flooring, and others because the cove material comes is lengths that are installed end to end and are not installed as one continuous piece.
Having said that, properly installed coving does not allow water protrusion as the adhesive provides a level of moisture blocking.
Insisting on self coving may in fact be a bit of overkill in that the seam between standard vinyl coving and sheet vinyl flooring does not typically let water in (see above), and self coving is a bit of a dying art, but it can’t hurt to ask.
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