The layers of vinyl flooring
Vinyl is created for its durability, beauty and budget friendly prices. Knowing how vinyl is constructed will allow you the chance to choose the right type for you commercial or residential flooring. This is a brief overview of the important, good to know vinyl construction guide. Feel free to contact us to learn more about the construction process.
Vinyl flooring is a versatile plastic that is able to be textured for an incredible natural feel. Vinyl is composed up of layers. The core is the cushioned gel layer that sits on top of the backing which is made up of either fiberglass or felt. Above the core layer is the decorative design and this allows vinyl to be such a versatile floor because it can be developed to look like any natural material. The top layer of your vinyl is the clear protective or wear layer that allows your vinyl to wear slowly.
If your floor requires multiple sheets of vinyl it will be sealed together with a chemical bonding agent or by heat welding. Even if you your flooring require seams, the vinyl is developed for maximum durability with its tough wear layers.
Rotogravure progress of vinyl flooring
Rotogravure is the process in which vinyl flooring is printed. A rotary press with engraved plates allows the manufactures to develop the looks of brick, marble, stone, wood and millions of other designs and patterns. Some vinyl even has extra layers of texture added to the top giving the protective or wear layer, a sense of depth and texture.
Vinyl’s protective or wear layer
The protective or wear layer is the last sections to be applied to your vinyl. These layers are extremely tough, resists tearing, staining and scratching. Not only that it does not need to be waxed and it cleans really easily. Overtime your vinyl will start to diminish so, be aware of the warranties that are provided for your selected vinyl. They range from 5-to-25 year limited (commercial and residential) warranties.