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Flooring type

Definition of Vinyl

Vinyl is a synthetic material made from either plastic or polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

It’s an amazing flooring material that consists of multiple layers to make it gentle and comfortable on the feet.

Vinyl flooring typically mimics the design and texture of natural flooring materials like hardwood, stone, and ceramic. But it’s a more affordable option that lasts a long time, is waterproof, and requires very little maintenance.

Installation requires proper preparation of the subfloor to ensure it stands the test of time. The benefits of vinyl flooring come from its multi-layer construction. 

The table below describes the various layers of vinyl flooring.

Layer Properties
Wear layer
  • Thin, clear protective coating
  • Makes the flooring stain and scratch resistant
  • Prevents scratches, dents, and fading
Top layer (design layer)
  • Printed with a specific pattern and color to make the flooring look like stone or wood
  • Gives flooring its aesthetic appeal
Central core (waterproof layer)
  • Can be made from wood and plastic (WPC) or stone and plastic deposit (SPC)
  • Adds strength
  • Makes flooring water resistant by absorbing moisture without swelling
Bottom layer (backing layer)
  • Made of cork or foam
  • Serves as the underlayment
  • Enhances cushioning and soundproofing

Example of Vinyl in a Sentence

“The glossy vinyl floors are beautiful and extremely comfortable underfoot.”

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