Vinyl sheet flooring is usually made with skeuomorphic patterns that imitate wood, stone, or tile. The texture
of these materials is imitated using embossing and specific top coats; the appearance is duplicated using a
print layer. Recent improvements in printing technology have made for higher-resolution images.
A minority of sheet vinyl is printed with none-skeumorphic designs; these may be drawn images resembling carpet
patterns, or be photographic images such as rippled water, sand, or nebula images.
Printable sheet vinyl flooring is now also available; it can be custom-printed by the manufacturer with any
image file. This allows customization of the pattern to the dimensions of the room, and can include cutting
lines for easy installation.