Why is some vinyl so much more expensive than others?
Some vinyls have more features than others. This includes thicker and more durable wear layers as well as other additional features such as Master Works technology, aluminum oxide, Scotchgard, and Tough Guard backings.
Are these "no wax" floors?
With the different features that the wear layers provide waxing a new vinyl floor is no longer necessary.
How much does a typical kitchen cost?
An average lower end (builder grade) kitchen costs about $1,300 fully installed. A mid range quality will cost approximately $1,800. Higher end vinyls will cost about $2,500 depending on the actual vinyl selected, pattern repeat, square footage and other details of the installation.
What is the difference between vinyl and linoleum?
True linoleum is made from all natural components such as linseed oil. Historically all "vinyl" was linoleum. Today real linoleum is rare but does still exist. Linoleum is limited in print and pattern capabilities and must be waxed on a regular basis. Most vinyl flooring sold today is 100% synthetic. There is seemingly no end to the number of vinyl prints and patterns to choose from. Vinyl is very easy to maintain and is a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.