Specs & Code
Please order enough flooring for your entire project to ensure proper dye-lot matches. Order a sample to ensure this product is suitable for your project.
Specifications and Code Information
Vinyl floor coverings are usually exempt from model
Coverage: 9 S/FT
S/YD: 1 per S/YD
Thickness: 90 Gauge (8mil wear layer-- this is a vinyl industry measurement--not metric measurement); approximately 1/16". Please order a sample as all sales are final.
Width: 12' factory cut or 8' rough cut (linear ft.) for our trailer customers
Weight: 3 lbs per linear ft.
Design: Sheet Continuous
Surface type: Slight, minimal texture
Install type: Recommended full spread with releasable, pressure sensitive adhesive for fiberglass backing or modified loose-lay option
Color/Pattern: True black/True white; (no marblizing). Checkered 9.75" pattern. Pattern match 39.37"x 39.37"
Adhesive: Pressure sensitive adhesive for FIBERGLASS BACK flooring
Seam Sealant: Flex seam sealer recommended. If you have hard time finding it, use a high gloss seam sealer.
Comparing OUR Fiberglass Vinyl Backing to Felt-Backed Vinyl
The backing of our flooring is fiberglass.
The uppermost layers of both fiberglass vinyl and felt-backed vinyl are similar – with different performance levels of our top urethane layer that resists stains, scuffs, and scratches.
Traditional felt-backed vinyl requires permanent glue to adhere to the subfloor, while fiberglass backing is installed as a loose lay or modified loose lay – meaning you use a releasable pressure-sensitive glue (or no glue in some instances) that is not permanent and can be pulled up and laid back down if necessary.
Also, the unique qualities of fiberglass enable the vinyl floor to lay flat without curling at the edges or buckling. Felt floors will curl at the edges, unless they are secured with a permanent adhesive.
Fiberglass vinyl floors can be installed on grade or below grade anywhere in your home. They’re particularly recommended for basements that can experience dampness.
Another important feature related to backing is dimensional stability. Fiberglass vinyl won’t shrink, warp, or change size after exposure to wetness, or crack after repeated handling.
Modified Loose-Lay Offers Design Flexibility
A modified loose-lay installation opens up many decorating options. It also makes it easier to install a new floor yourself if you’re a DIYer – and it allows you the freedom to change out your floor more frequently.