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Resilient flooring is a loose, catch-all term that refers to floor coverings that occupy a middle ground between soft floors (such as carpeting) and hard floors (such as stone or hardwood). Resilient flooring is defined by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) as flooring that is firm, yet has a give or bounce back. Thus, carpeting is not resilient flooring because it has give but is not firm. Hardwood flooring is not a resilient floor because it is firm but has little give.


Some floor coverings that fit this definition escape the resilient category. With its fiberboard core and foam underlayment, laminate flooring provides both firmness and spring. Yet it is considered to be a hard floor covering.

According to the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), there are only six types of resilient flooring: vinyl, linoleum, cork, rubber, asphalt and polymeric poured. The three most commonly used in both residential and commercial flooring applications are vinyl,  linoleum and cork.

  1. Vinyl: Vinyl flooring comprises the majority share of the resilient flooring market. This includes Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT), Solid Vinyl Tile (SVT), and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)  or Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP).

  2. Linoleum: This predecessor of vinyl flooring is a natural product made of linseed oil, wood, limestone, cork, and resins. Today, it comes in three forms: glue-down tiles, click-together planks, and large sheets.

  3. Cork: An organic product made of thinly sliced cork from trees, cork has become a favored "green" or eco-friendly flooring product.

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Resilient and resilient vinyl flooring are some of the most versatile materials used in flooring today. They are highly resistant to mold, mildew and moisture, making resilient flooring one of the most popular flooring options for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and just about any room in which occasional spills and moisture are a concern. Also one of the most affordable flooring materials out there, resilient flooring can be installed over most existing flooring, and it’s easy to maintain. 

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With printed resilient vinyl flooring, you have the option of nearly any color, pattern or image embedded directly into the surface of the material. This allows you to achieve some of the most vibrant and realistic effects from the unique markings of dramatic slate to modular designs that mimic the look of custom ceramic tile installation. When shopping for vinyl flooring note that the vinyl is only as strong as the wear layer over the printed layer. 


Vinyl and linoleum also tend to age differently. Linoleum will show its age over time, weathering away and gradually looking older and older until it needs to be replaced. Vinyl, on the other hand, often maintains a glossy appearance until its wear layer fades and the flooring starts to degrade. While vinyl flooring can cost 50 percent less than linoleum, it will last an average of only 10 to 20 years. A linoleum floor can last 20 to 40 years or more.


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by Seamless Dean Flooring


Seamless Dean Flooring has 30 years of experience installing beautiful residential and commercial resilient vinyl flooring in Portland, OR and the surrounding communities. We will work with you to install your floor in a timely manner to meet your schedule and expectations. The end result is a flawless resilient vinyl floor.


Call Seamless Dean Flooring today and let us help you choose the best flooring option for your home, lifestyle and budget.


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Resilient linoleum flooring is colorfast, which means that the patterns and hues are not just printed on the surface but are dimensionally present through the entire piece. This limits the design options to some degree but allows the flooring to wear down without fading, as the colors are true all the way through the material.



Resilient floors are soft and luxurious underfoot and absorb pressure as you walk. They absorb noise, are slip resistant and hypoallergenic. Vinyl’s built-in cushioned under layer makes it warmer and softer underfoot than real tile, stone or wood.



Some types of vinyl floors are virtually waterproof and can be installed in frequently damp environments, including basements and other below-grade areas. Sheet vinyl is the most water-resistant of vinyl floors type because it has fewer seams within the main area of the floor.


Linoleum is more durable and long-lasting as the design and colors go all the way through the thickness of the material. However, linoleum is not impervious to damage from moisture and needs to be sealed periodically to protect it against liquid penetration. If flooding occurs, a linoleum installation can be ruined. Excessive humidity can sometimes cause individual tiles or the corners of sheets to curl.



Vinyl is one of the easiest floors to keep clean. You can sweep and vacuum vinyl regularly or mop it with a variety of detergents without having to worry about the material discoloring. Resistant to moisture, mold and mildew, it can be simply wiped clean periodically to keep it looking its best. Almost as low-maintenance as vinyl, linoleum has been a favorite flooring for schools, hospitals and other public properties for many decades. Just sweep and or vacuum it periodically. Stains can be hand cleaned with a rag and a mild detergent.



Sheet vinyl takes careful measurements and cutting and is best left to a professional flooring contractor. Installing linoleum can be very similar to installing vinyl, but sheet linoleum can be harder to work with than sheet vinyl.

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