Vinyl plank flooring vs. sheet vinyl

Vinyl plank flooring vs. sheet vinyl

Like so many products, vinyl has different versions. You may want the more premium version, luxury vinyl flooring, or stick with the original.

Both versions are affordable and stylish. In addition, both offer true-to-life images of wood, tile, and stone.

Sheet and luxury vinyl are both low maintenance. However, there are three key differences.

Sheets are panes; luxury is cut

Luxury vinyl flooring offers an additional design option. Some say this adds to the realism.

This material is cut into planks mainly to mimic hardwood floorboards or stone slabs. 

Alternatively, the material can be cut into square, tile-sized pieces that can be used with or without grout.

See for yourself in our showroom! We carry vinyl plank flooring such as La Costa by Revolution Mills or Adura Flex Tile by Mannington.

Sheet vinyl comes in six, 12, and sometimes 13 feet wide rolls.  


All vinyl is tough and can handle kids, pets, and foot traffic. In addition, sheet vinyl is thinner, 2 to 8 mm, while luxury vinyl goes to 12 mm.

Luxury vinyl flooring is also layered with a top transparent, strong wear that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents. As a result, it's virtually impossible to "walk off" the image.


Whether in squares of vinyl plank (LVP flooring), luxury vinyl can be spilled or submerged without damage. The core is a watertight vinyl composite one.

Sheet vinyl is highly water-resistant and has an HDF (high-density fiberboard core). It's spill-proof but will need eventual wiping.

Three generations of flooring expertise

Shumate Floor Covering is known for "quality you can stand on." For over 60 years, we've provided residents with top-quality knowledge and superior service. You'll see the difference when you come in for vinyl plank flooring or another type of floor covering.

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