Why do owners of residences or commercial establishment prefer Vinyl flooring, whether vinyl sheet flooring or LVT tiles?
They do so for practicality, colors and ease of installation.
However most baseboards in the market do not share the same positive advantages of Vinyl Flooring they are used with. Vinyl (PVC) baseboards do not have the structural rigidity needed and wooden base boards are not resilient – they are not water resistant for instance. Santa Luzia baseboards are the perfect solution for vinyl flooring. Here is why
Vinyl Sheet flooring requires a finishing moulding as the ends of Vinyl need to be secured and stretched to give it a good finish and avoid wear and tear spoiling the look. While wood and MDF can provide this rigidity required to secure vinyl, they are not moisture proof. The big advantage of Vinyl flooring is its ease of wash and choosing a baseboard or transition moulding that can be damaged by moisture would neutralize that advantage. On the other hand Vinyl or rubber wall bases do not have the structural rigidity of Polystyrene to provide the force required to hold vinyl sheet in place. Besides Polystyrene can give you more LEED points and being fully recyclable, is a superior sustainable alternative.
If you are installing Vinyl flooring in bathrooms, Polystyrene is clearly the best kind of Baseboard or Moulding. Santa Luzia is the leader in Polystyrene mouldings and baseboards.
With its introduction in October 2006, luxury vinyl flooring reinvented vinyl flooring, and manufacturers quickly began positioning it as a viable flooring material for homeowners who are well-educated about flooring. It is also seen as an initiative to capture the urban market-condominium dwellers who are loath to install solid hardwood due to cost, or who may be prevented from this by HOA covenants.
LVT differs from Vinyl in some important ways. LVT Simulates natural materials. Luxury vinyl flooring takes on one of two forms. Either it simulates stone (slate, travertine, marble, etc.) or it simulates wood (teak, maple, oak, walnut, and pine). (Traditional vinyl flooring sometimes imitates natural materials and sometimes does not.)
Another thing that distinguishes luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the shape of individual pieces. Traditional sheet vinyl flooring comes in room-widths and -lengths to minimize or even eliminate seams. Normal vinyl tiles are usually square: 12"x12" or 16"x16" most often. Because LVT often imitates solid wood flooring, it comes in plank shapes.
Besides, the tiled floor looks better with a seamless finish in a polystyrene baseboard serving as a great contrast.