Often, when a customer walks into our showroom looking for sheet flooring, they want something that is durable, comfortable to stand on, that’s reasonably in tune with what it was modeled after, and looks elegant in their space. When faced with this set of flooring requirements, I like to recommend the EarthScapes line of product.
This sheet flooring is an excellent choice for any room containing moisture and advanced traffic such as where children play, or where pets roam. It’s recommended for any area where water, moisture or humidity become an issue as water cannot destroy it.
You’re probably thinking, “I see what you’re saying, but how does it apply to me?” Let’s walk through it… Typically, sheet vinyl flooring comes in two distinct types; felt-back vinyl and glass-back vinyl.
Felt-back vinyl is composed through a process similar to that of the composition of paper. Several ply of fibrous material are set together and form-pressed to form the finished product, resulting in a vinyl sheet floor that is harder in form, lighter in weight and has slightly more sheen to it. The sheets should not be bent drastically, as this could impact the durability of the floor at the point of the bend. This product is durable against traffic, however there are more stable forms of vinyl sheet flooring, should water get beneath the surface.
Glass-back vinyl is composed by applying heat and pressure to vinyl and fiberglass. The end result is a vinyl sheet flooring that is less hard, thus easier on the joints, and more comfortable to stand on. This product is easier to move around in tighter builds, as the risk of damaging it by bending it is eliminated. This version of vinyl sheet flooring is much more resistant to water than felt-back vinyl, however it maybe more likely to indent over time.
This brings us back to EarthScapes. Through a proprietary process, the EarthScapes brand brings together high quality vinyl polymers with fiberglass elements, as well as aluminum oxide wear layers for added surface protection and anti-microbial agents to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria on or under the product.
The added comfort, resistance and style choices make this product an ideal solution for the elderly, people who have young children or people with pets.
Children drag their toys across the floor and scamper around, and fall over; the dog or cat roams the house, claws tapping away on your hardwood, or getting tangled up in your carpet, either wrecking your floor or risking injury to their paws.
EarthScapes is resistant to wear, and comfy to get around on. If your loved ones fall on an EarthScapes floor, it’s much less of an impact than falling on hardwood or ceramic.
Should the cat miss the sandbox, and you clean it up a few hours later because you weren’t home, don’t worry; EarthScapes is anti-microbial, it won’t absorb things, and mold and bacteria won’t grow on it or under it.
Afraid your dog will turn your hardwood into what looks like the center ice at half-time with those claws of his? The product’s wear layer will keep your floor looking great.
Additionally, this product is covered by our *Beautiful Guarantee; so remember, when you’re looking for a sheet vinyl flooring solution… why not EarthScapes?