USA: Bathroom Flooring: Bathroom Flooring Manufacturers
ABOUT BATHROOM FLOORING
Vinyl sheet and vinyl tiles are widely regarded as the most practical types of bathroom flooring. Vinyl sheet has the advantage that it is completely waterproof and will not lift; by comparison vinyl tiles may lift after time, as water penetrates the joints between the tiles. The advantage of vinyl tiles is that they can be easily laid on a do-it-yourself basis. Another practical solution for bathroom flooring is laminate. A higher quality option is stone or ceramic tiles. These provide a durable and attractive surface, but need to be professionally laid. They also require a very firm base on which to lay. Engineered wood is less waterproof than these options, but can be used. Carpet is not recommended.
LEADING USA BATHROOM FLOORING MANUFACTURERS
The following leading bathroom flooring manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of bathroom flooring, including online catalogs, colours and materials for bathroom flooring, and care and maintenance of bathroom flooring.
Armstrong: Vinyl Bathroom Flooring. Armstrong is a leading manufacturer of vinyl sheet and vinyl tile flooring. Armstrong Vinyl Sheet is a layered construction, sold in 6 inch and 12 inch widths. There are two types of construction, defined by the type of backing: Felt and Fiberglass. 90% of vinyl sheet sold is of the Felt type. Fiberglass is a newer method; it is the 'cushiest' type of vinyl flooring. Armstrong Vinyl Tile is made up of four layers: a urethane protective wear layer, a protective clear film layer, a printed design layer, and a vinyl tile backing. Wood, tile and stone looks are available.
Iris Ceramica: Ceramic Tile Bathroom Flooring. Iris Ceramica is a leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles for kitchens and bathrooms. Iris Ceramica offers 27 ranges of ceramic floor tiling. Its Idea Casa Range are porcelain stoneware tiles with the same texture as cement floors. The Future Range is also made from porcelain stoneware, imitating the color and texture of terracotta. The Square Range has a textured surface, which is particularly suited to applications where high anti-slip factor is required. The Armonie Range has deep glaze, and is supplied as wide slabs.
Barefoot Floor: Bathroom Flooring. Barefoot Floor Inc., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, supplies a wide range of home improvement products including bathroom flooring. Its website is organized into the following main sections: Hardwood Floor, Ceramic Tile, Laminate, Stone Tile, Bathroom, Granite Countertops, and Kitchen. Its range of natural stone tiles includes: Granite Tile, Marble Tile, Tumbled Marble Tile, Limestone Tile, Slate Tile, Travertine Tile, and Jerusalem Tile. It supplies ceramic tiles from more than 100 manufacturers, including American Olean, Cerdomus, Marazzi, and Mohawk.
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