Though the use of vinyl flooring is getting an increase every year, people still don’t know much about it. This guide by Billy’s Vinyl Flooring Worksop is aimed to provide you with the basic knowledge about vinyl to help you understand what it is and its common types.

Make sure to check our extensive range of cheap vinyl flooring deals to get a bang for your buck. With that said, let’s get to the guide:

What is Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring was invented in the early 1930s and was first used in the architectural world after World War II. After that, by the 1950s vinyl flooring became a major competitor for other types of flooring like tile or wood. And since then, the popularity of vinyl has only gone up.

Due to a plethora of benefits that it offers, people are using it for their homes and especially for places like the kitchen and bathroom due to its soft surface and water resistance feature.

According to; Vinyl accounts for around 15% of annual flooring expenditures in the U.S. alone.

Types of Vinyl Flooring:

Some of the most common vinyl flooring types are given below:

Luxury Vinyl:

It is the newest type of vinyl flooring that has surpassed all other types of vinyl in terms of its ability to mimic wood or stone. It has very realistic textures, and it comes in tiles or planks.

There are also versions of the luxury vinyl that are fillable. Though it is expensive than other typical types of vinyl, it is worth the cost.

Sheet Vinyl:

Also called resilient flooring, it is the standard type of vinyl flooring. The sheet vinyl comes in large rolls that the installer cuts according to the size that will fit the floor.

Due to the fact that it is one big sheet, the placement of this type is ideal for floors of bathroom, kitchen, and basement. This is mainly because it will have a less chance of having water seeping underneath it.

This is also a budget-friendly type of flooring options that are currently available in the market. You can get some of the best and cheap vinyl flooring deals at Billy’s Vinyl Flooring Worksop.


Although technically, Linoleum is different from vinyl, it is often interchangeably used for vinyl flooring so we will consider it as a type of vinyl flooring. It is made of linseed oil which is an organic material derived from the flax seeds.

Once it is derived, it is then mixed with different natural materials. It comes in sheets, tiles and as well as planks.

The one big difference between typical vinyl flooring and Linoleum is that it is not waterproof but water resistant meaning excessive amounts of water can curl its corners.

Final Words:

So this is the basic knowledge about vinyl and its types. Billy’s Vinyl Flooring Worksop has tons of vinyl flooring options that you can choose from.

Give us a call, and our experts will assist you further and will offer you some of the best and cheap vinyl flooring deals as well.

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