Vinyl has a reputation for being less than luxurious, but this versatile flooring has come a long way in recent history. Improvements in texture, appearance, and durability have made luxury vinyl the new face of vinyl flooring. Floor Coverings International Winter Garden knows, Winter Garden and Orlando homeowners love luxury vinyl.

How does luxury vinyl compare to classic sheet vinyl? Is it worth the premium price? Floor Coverings International Winter Garden has compared the benefits of both, so you can make the best decision for your home.

What is Luxury Vinyl?

Luxury vinyl differs from standard vinyl in a few key ways. A thicker wear layer gives luxury vinyl improved durability and texture. With a photorealistic printed layer and detailed, textured wear layer, luxury vinyl can capture the natural beauty of hardwood or stone at a fraction of the price. 

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Luxury Vinyl Planks

What is Sheet Vinyl Flooring?

When people think of vinyl, they often think of vinyl sheets. These sheets are laid down and cut to the exact proportions of a room. Sheet vinyl is ideal as a waterproof flooring for basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. Vinyl sheets can be printed in a variety of colors and patterns.

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Sheet Vinyl Flooring

Comparing Sheet Vinyl and Luxury Vinyl


Luxury vinyl captures the natural beauty of hardwood and stone with photorealistic accuracy. The textured wear-layer gives luxury vinyl depth and dimension, bringing it extremely close to the true appearance of hardwood. Sheet vinyl simply can’t compete. 


The thick wear layer of luxury vinyl gives it superior resistance to daily wear-and-tear. However, both luxury vinyl and sheet vinyl are considered durable and low-maintenance flooring options. Sheet vinyl flooring is also fully water-resistant. With no planks or tiles, sheet vinyl creates an impenetrable waterproof surface. Luxury vinyl is also water-resistant, but flooding or poor installation can allow water to seep through gaps between tiles or planks. 


Sheet vinyl is one of the most budget-friendly flooring options available. Luxury vinyl, though cheaper than hardwood or natural stone, comes at a steeper price than sheet vinyl. Sheet vinyl can be used to cover entire rooms at a low cost, providing a durable, comfortable, and convenient flooring.

Get Started in Winter Garden Today

To learn more about vinyl flooring options, give the team at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden a call! We’re happy to bring samples straight to your home. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Orlando, Winter Garden, Windermere FL and surrounding areas.

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