Luxury Vinyl Tile | Glossary

Acclimation: The adaptation of the laminate floor to its installation environment.

Adhesive: a substance that bonds the floor to the subfloor.

Dye lot: Each time a production of material is run, different dye or color lots are created. Each manufacturing production process cannot re-create the exact same color lot or dye lot each time.

Modular patterns: Modular patterns are patterns that use different size pieces to create a new overall pattern

Plank: boards widths that are 3" in width or greater.

Resilient: These floors have some "give" or elasticity when you walk across them. This category includes linoleum, cork, rubber and specialty resilient.

Seam: The line or area where two tiles or planks meet together

Roller: Heavy tool used after installing vinyl sheet or vinyl tile to press the flooring into the adhesive and to help to remove any entrapped air.

Subflooring: A rough floor on top of which the vinyl flooring is applied.

Substrate: The surface on which the vinyl flooring will be laid. If installing over a wood substrate, an underlayment will generally be necessary. A concrete substrate will not require an underlayment but will require some floor preparation.

Vinyl: Made from a mixture of polyvinyl chloride and plasticizer, it is usually flexible and non-porous. Pigments are added for color.

Wearlayer: A layer of material applied to the top surface of vinyl flooring. The thickness of the wearlayer varies with each vinyl product collection, or series, and is generally measured in mils. The thickness of a mil is about the same as a page in a phone book. Premium wearlayers offer superior resistance to stains, scuffs and scratches. How long a vinyl floor will look new and fresh is based on the wearlayer’s performance.

 
Big Bob's Flooring Outlet of Muncy PA
495 Lycoming Mall Circle
Muncy, PA 17756
Phone: (570) 546-8366
Customer Service: 1 (800) 546-8103
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Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet of Muncy PA serves: Muncy, Montoursville, Watsontown, Lock Haven, Williamsport, Hughesville, Canton, Jersey Shore, and Milton.
We service the counties of: Sullivan, Lycoming, Montgomery, Clinton, Bradford, Montour, Columbia, Luzerne, Union, and Centre.

We carry a fine selection of floors including carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl, LVT and area rugs.
Shop-at-Home Flooring & Next Day Installation available. Stocking products available for carpet, hardwood flooring, tile, laminate, vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and rugs.

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Our in-store & shop at home flooring specialists have been through hours of training to educate our customers, answer tough questions, and provide the best customer service possible.

Serving Muncy, Montoursville, Watsontown, Lock Haven, Williamsport, Hughesville, Canton, Jersey Shore, and Milton PA.
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Big Bob's Flooring Outlet of Muncy PA
495 Lycoming Mall Circle
Muncy, PA 17756
Phone: (570) 546-8366
Customer Service: 1 (800)546-8103
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm | Saturday: 9am to 4pm | Sunday: closed (by appointment only)

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