What does fiberglass reinforced mean?

What Does Fiberglass Reinforced Mean?

When purchasing a vinyl flooring, you may see fiberglass reinforced as a special feature on the box. What does this mean?

You Want Fiberglass Reinforced Vinyl

When a vinyl has fiberglass in its construction, the back of the vinyl is more rigid. This rigidity eases the installation process as well as creates a more durable and stronger plank. Vinyl planks with fiberglass can be installed either as loose lay or fully adhered with glue.

What Other Benefits Does Fiberglass Have?

Fiberglass creates better stability and resistance when it comes to moisture, shrinking, and cracking. You won’t have to worry about curled edges or damage with this added bonus to your vinyl flooring!

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  1. Hi Evone, thanks for the question. You would need to look into outdoor flooring options. Unfortunately, that is not our expertise! We’d recommend checking out a local big box store for some ideas.

  2. Hi, I am wanting to redo my large front porch. Right now it is a kind of red treated wood … rustic I guess which is okay but it always gives me splinters and would like to update the look. Not sure I want to go with wood planks again I might but would like to change it up to maybe a cobble stone look or brick oh I just don’t know but would like to know all my options. it would have to be something that could withstand being outdoors. What can I do that won’t cost me my first born?

  3. Hi Nancy – A floating vinyl plank flooring is a vinyl flooring that is installed in planks that is installed by floating it over a sub floor. It is actually a very popular type of flooring! We actually sell floating vinyl plank flooring at Bestlaminate. Sometimes floating floors are called “Click-Lock” flooring, because it clicks and locks into place – sometimes the words used can be confusing and that’s okay!

    Floating vinyl plank flooring is great if you are installing in an area in your home that is prone to moisture damage, such as basements, bathrooms, mudrooms, and kitchens! Vinyl plank flooring is also great for those who are on a budget and would like to install flooring on their own. It is very easy to install vinyl plank flooring all on your own since all you do is click and lock it into place.

    If you have any more questions, or would like to order some free floating vinyl plank flooring samples, please feel free to call us at 1-800-520-0961 and we would be happy to help get you on your way to your perfect flooring!

  4. Hi Nancy – A floating vinyl plank flooring is a vinyl flooring that is shaped in planks instead of sheets and is installed by clicking the planks together to float it over a sub floor. If you would like more information about floating vinyl plank flooring, you can read our article What is Click Vinyl Plank Flooring for more!

  5. What is a floating vinyl plank flooring?

  6. I have been told that I should get a floating vinyl plank flooring. I haven’t seen anything by this name. Is there such a flooring? If so, what is your opinion?

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