Vinyl flooring is flooring tha comes in large, continuous, flexible sheets. It is completely impermeable to water unlike vinyl tiles. Vinyl Flooring is made of colored chips of polyvinyl chloride formed into solid sheets by heat and pressure. On average vinyl floors last about 10 to 20 years. However with the proper installation from your local flooring expert and daily maintenance, the vinyl floors can last way longer than expected. Sheet vinyl flooring is vinyl flooring that comes in large, continuous, flexible sheets. A vinyl sheet floor is completely impermeable to water, unlike vinyl floor tile, which comes in stiff tiles, and vinyl planks, which come in interlocking strips.