Why Choose Vinyl Sheet

What You Need to Know About Luxury Sheet

Exploring vinyl sheet flooring as a possible option for your home? Here is some helpful information regarding the most common questions about vinyl sheet flooring.


While it may seem that vinyl sheet flooring is simple enough to install by yourself because there is no grout to deal with and it comes in wide sheets that can be cut to fit with no or few seams, there are things to keep in mind: the weight and bulk of a roll of flooring can be unwieldy to manage, and cutting it to fit perfectly can also be challenging if you aren’t experienced. On the plus side, vinyl sheet flooring can be installed over almost any existing floor type, providing the surface is flat, smooth and dry.


While we recommend hiring a professional installer for the best results, if you’re a skilled DIYer, we have plenty of advice, step-by-step instructions and helpful tips.


There are two options for installing vinyl sheet flooring, depending on your product choice and personal preference: Loose Lay – The vinyl is cut in place and held down in heavy traffic areas with double-sided tape. Full-Spread Adhesive – You spread either a releasable or permanent adhesive over the subfloor or existing floor, then lay down the sheet vinyl.

How Do I Maintain My Vinyl Floor?

One of the advantages of vinyl sheet flooring is its easy care. Simple things like using mats or rugs in high-foot traffic areas and room thresholds and adding coasters or protective tips to the base of furniture legs to avoid scratching the floor’s protective coating will go a long way to keeping your floor looking like new for a long time. Congoleum Flooring with the extra protection of ScotchgardTM Protector makes our floors very resilient to stains and scuffs that can easily be wiped away. Regular sweeping and an occasional damp mopping with vinyl-safe cleaning products will keep your floor looking like new. Check out our tips on how to care for your vinyl flooring.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

Vinyl sheet flooring is made of large sheets (6-12 feet wide) of multiple layers of materials such as fiberglass, PVC vinyl and a plasticizer. Inherently water-resistant, it has a thick core for durability and comfort underfoot, a print layer for endless design options and a protective wear layer for long-lasting good looks.

What are the advantages of Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

Versatility, durability and affordability are just a few of vinyl sheet flooring’s advantages. Today’s vinyl flooring comes in a wide variety of ultra-realistic wood, stone and tile looks and colors to fit any style of décor. Its durable, water-resistant, easy-to-care qualities make it a perfect option for busy, high-foot-traffic households and ideal for high-moisture rooms such as kitchens and baths, all in an affordable flooring option. Its large sheet format means few if any seams for a beautifully finished look.

How durable Is Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

Vinyl sheet flooring is extremely durable, due to its multi-layered construction and material composition. Many Congoleum Flooring vinyl sheet products are warranted for 50 years or even a lifetime for residential use. For flooring that's built to last the longest, look for vinyl sheet collections that have the strongest scratch, stain and wear resistance. One such option is our AirStep collection. Infused with ScotchgardTM Protector to repel spills and resist dirt, scuffs and stains for effortless cleanup. The surface of the floor is also infused with Silver oxide to inhibit microbial growth on the floor’s surface.

Are there restrictions as to where I can install Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

One of the many advantages to vinyl sheet flooring is its versatility. It can be installed at, above or below grade level and in high-moisture and/or high-foot-traffic areas, on any flat level surface (no stairs, please).

Which rooms/living conditions are best for Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl sheet flooring can be used anywhere – from formal living and dining areas to high-moisture bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms, to high-traffic playrooms, basements and family rooms and more. Wherever you need a floor that looks great, is extremely durable, a breeze to care for and affordable, vinyl sheet flooring is your go-to option. Vinyl sheet can be used on any floor or in any room

What are my design options for Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

With today’s advanced technology, vinyl sheet flooring styles include imaging and embossing texture so realistic they can look indistinguishable from real hardwood, ceramic or stone flooring. Vinyl flooring offers a myriad of design and color options for every décor style, from Rustic Farmhouse, to Mid-Century Modern to Scandi, Cottage-Style and more. Stylized options such as geometric patterns and black and white checkerboard are also available for limitless design options. Homeowners can enjoy a floor that’s on-trend, looks fabulous, works in any room/room condition and is durable and easy-to-care for. Some floor looks available include: Traditional hardwood Exotic wood species Rustic and distressed wood Weathered wood Limestone Sandstone Slate BROWSE VINYL SHEET FLOORING

Are Vinyl Sheet Floors comfortable?

Vinyl sheet is more comfortable underfoot than other hard-surface flooring options, making it easier to stand on for long periods of time. In cold weather, you’ll also find it warmer underfoot than harder surfaces such as ceramic or stone tile. Be sure to check out our Congoleum AirStep Flooring if comfort is a priority for you, since it has an additional layer of cushioning.