Vinyl Tile Flooring
USA: Vinyl Tile Flooring: Vinyl Tile Flooring Manufacturers
ABOUT VINYL TILE FLOORING
Vinyl Tile Flooring may have a firm or resilient texture. It is suited to use in bathrooms, kitchens and mudrooms, where it provides a waterproof surface which is durable and easy to clean. Vinyl Tile Flooring is available in a very wide range of colors and patterns. It is frequently designed to imitate natural material, such as Stone Mosaic, Sandstone, Limestone, Slate, Marble, or Granite. Furniture standing on vinyl flooring should be fitted with non-staining large surface floor protectors, and should be moved carefully to avoid the risk of tearing or gouging.
The preferred method of moving heavy appliances or furniture on vinyl tile flooring is to lay protective panels of plywood or hardboard on the floor, then walk or slide heavy items on the protective panels.
LEADING USA SUPPLIERS
The following leading suppliers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colours and materials, and care and maintenance.
Armstrong. Armstrong World Industries, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a leading global manufacturer of flooring, ceilings, and kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It has more than 13,000 employees, with plants in ten countries. Armstrong makes vinyl tile flooring with surface effects imitating marble, limestone, slate, mosaic, sisal and linen. Other effects include Stone Parquet, and Walnut and Pecan wood effect. The Armstrong website contains a Buyers Guide to Vinyl Tile Flooring, and and article on care and maintenance of sheet vinyl flooring. Other types of flooring manufactured by Armstrong include: Hardwood Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Ceramic Flooring, and Linoleum Flooring. The Armstrong website classifies its flooring products by Look (Woods, Stones & Naturals, Decoratives & Geometrics, and Overall Patterns) and by DIY Level (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced).
Mannington. Mannington, based in Salem, New Jersey, is a fourth generation family firm making a wide range of flooring, including resilient vinyl tile flooring. Founded in 1915, the company has successfully survived two serious fires, two wars, the economic effects of the Great Depression, and the total collapse of its carpet plant in Galhoun, Georgia, during a blizzard. Mannington resilient vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of colors, and in patterns which include: Diamond, Marble, Paver Tile, Mosaic, and Brick. Its range includes 300 colors and more than 100 designs. Mannington also supplies Hardwood Flooring, Porcelain Tile Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Commercial Carpet, Premium Rubber Flooring, and Advanced Composite Flooring. In addition to its base at Salem, New Jersey, Mannington has operations and offices in Calhoun, Georgia; High Point, North Carolina; Epes, Alabama; San Jose, California; and Eustis, Florida.
Tarkett. Tarkett is a leading maker of vinyl and hardwood flooring. It has 28 plants in 10 countries, and employs more than 7,000. Tarkett supplies three ranges of vinyl tile flooring: Best Living, Better Living, and Good Living. Best Living, Tarkett's premium brand of tile flooring, has a urethane finish, giving improved protection against scrapes, scratches, and wear. The four patterns comprise: Crestview Plank, Madras Slate, PermaStone Modular Brick, and Roman Stone. Crestview Plank is available in Maple, Bleached Ash, Pecan, Medium Oak, Beech, and Light Oak colors. The Tarkett website presents its product range by type of room: Entrance & Hallways, Bedrooms, Home Offices, Kids Bedrooms & Playrooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, and Bathrooms. The Tarkett website also contains an online Room Designer feature. This produces room images showing the customer's choice of flooring types and wall colors.
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