Some products are designed to help you reduce subfloor preparation costs. Next to ceramic tile, vinyl flooring installation
demands properly prepared subflooring. Many of the printed cushion vinyl products are very thin. When they are installed with a full spread of adhesive over a poorly prepared subfloor, irregularities can telegraph through. Products designed for perimeter installation will greatly reduce the effects of subfloor irregularities while lowering subfloor preparation costs. In fact, many of these products can be installed over you existing flooring.
There are special considerations when choosing sheet vinyl flooring. Asphalt staining or dragging heavy objects across the floor can result in permanent damage to vinyl surfaces.