What is Resilient Flooring?

Need a long-lasting, water-resistant flooring material for your business? Resilient flooring might be right for you.

What is Resilient Flooring?

Resilient flooring is made of both natural and synthetic materials – generally a composite of polymer materials. Polymers have very large molecules, which increase strength, durability, and lifespan of floors.

Types of Resilient Flooring

  • Vinyl: The most popular option on the market today, this type of flooring comes in three varieties: Vinyl Composition Tile, Solid Vinyl Tile, and Luxury Vinyl Tile.
  • Linoleum: This option is a natural product built with linseed oil, wood, limestone, cork, and resins.
  • Cork: This organic material is made of thinly sliced tree cork and is a popular option for eco-friendly builders and homeowners.
  • Rubber: This type of flooring is produced from synthetic rubbers. It is commonly used in homes, gyms, and dance studios because of its impact absorption qualities.
  • Polymeric Poured Seamless Floors: Seldom found in homes, this type of flooring begins as a liquid is poured out to form a hard surface after curing. It is frequently used in manufacturing and industrial settings.


Resilient flooring and non-resilient flooring don’t just differ in price, but also in their respective maintenance needs. While hard surfaces are frequently more expensive than resilient flooring, resilient flooring is easier to maintain and is more cheaply replaced.

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