A layered product, sheet vinyl has either fiberglass or felt backing. It’s essential to be aware of the differences because that affects the installation method. A felt backing can only be installed with the glue-down process so the edges won’t curl. It also needs acclimation for at least 24 hours to minimize movement to adjust to temperature changes, so felt-backed vinyl isn’t recommended for rooms prone to moisture.
The other is fiberglass, and often preferred construction, which is sturdier and keeps the material lying flat; thus, there are no curling issues. That means you have another installation technique: the loose lay where the product hovers over the subfloor without the required adhesive. A fiberglass backing also doesn’t need acclimation and has a more resilient, comfortable, and cushioned feel underfoot.
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