Cushion Vinyl

FAQ

General

What are cushion vinyl rolls and how are they made?

Cushion vinyl rolls consist of large sheets of vinyl on rolls, available in sizes 2, 3, 4 or even 5 metres wide. Cushion vinyl is glued to the subfloor. A roll of cushion vinyl consists of multiple layers that add to its durability. (Note: every vinyl roll product can be different: please check the technical datasheets for more detailed information). Cushion vinyl consists of the following elements: Backing (+ a felt backing for some products); fibreglass interlayer; print layer; foam layer; impregnation layer; wear layer on top of the print layer; an optional PU lacquer to increase the durability and hygiene.

General

Which rooms are suited to installing cushion vinyl?

You can install cushion vinyl almost everywhere: in the living room, bedroom or even in bathrooms, kitchens and basements. However, some adhesives used for installation are water-soluble and should not be exposed to water for an extended period of time. For full information on installing cushion vinyl rolls, please check our installation guide here.

Installation

How many rolls of cushion vinyl do I need for my floor?

The best way to calculate how much vinyl you need, is to measure the size of the room and add an additional 5 to 10% to cover any irregularities or shortages (by cutting up the vinyl for corners for example). Our rolls come in widths of 2, 3, 4 and even 5 metres. Depending on the size of the room, this should generally allow you to create a seamless floor.

Installation

Can I install cushion vinyl myself?

Someone with experience in installing floors can install cushion vinyl himself. However, we recommend contacting a professional installer to get a perfect result and a high-quality installation. Please check our installation instructions for additional information.

 

Maintenance

My cushion vinyl floor has been accidentally flooded with water. Will this affect the quality of my floor in any way?

In the unlikely event that water has seeped through to the subfloor, make sure to lift the vinyl and let the subfloor dry out completely. Water standing on the surface of your vinyl floor can occasionally cause it to turn a little white. This effect is reversible: as soon as the water has been removed and the surface has dried, the floor returns to its normal state. In the case that your water is 'hard water', the white discolouration is likely to be due to a build-up of limescale. You can remove the limescale with any liquid bathroom cleaning product designed to remove limescale. Do not use an abrasive cream, as this could damage the floor.