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Vinyl flooring: application features and main advantages
Vinyl flooring has long gained popularity among buyers. The very first vinyl floor was invented back in the 30s of the last century. And already twenty years later, it reached the first positions in sales among other elastic coatings. The various benefits of such flooring still keep vinyl floors popular. But, of course, there are also operational features of the material when used in various types of rooms.
Features of the structure of vinyl floors
The vinyl flooring is multilayer. In its structure:
The first layer consists of a set of components, which include a crushed stone base, a plasticizer and a vinyl backing. The latter performs an aesthetic and protective function, combining the properties of materials;
the middle layer is for decorative appeal. There is a mandatory transparent sunscreen film. It protects the coating pattern from the negative effects of UV radiation;
the top layer is transparent. It protects the coating surface from various damages.
Advantages of vinyl floors
Installing vinyl flooring in your home is a great solution for many families. This type of flooring has many advantages. First of all, it is worth noting the variety of design options. Vinyl coverings are characterized by a wealth of colors and surface patterns. You can combine the various designs of such products in different ways, creating a unique pattern. If you choose printed vinyl, you can recreate the look of stone or wood floors in your home.
The operation of the material literally does not require any expenses from the owner. No special care is required for them. First of all, it is necessary to remove sand and other dirt from their surface, and then do wet cleaning with the possibility of various cleaning agents.
Another important advantage is water resistance. Therefore, vinyl floors are great for use in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or hallway. Vinyl floors are comfortable. It is not cold to walk on them barefoot in winter, and they also provide a pleasant tactile contact. Some vinyl materials are additionally equipped with a soft top layer, which makes walking barefoot even more pleasant.
It is worth noting the financial side of the issue. Vinyl floors are fairly inexpensive. From the modern assortment of stores, you can pick up economy options or more expensive products. Vinyl floors are incredibly durable. With proper styling and care, such a coating can last an average of 10-20 years. The strength of the coating depends on the type of material. It is customary to distinguish:
homogeneous and composite products are solid coatings, the color of which penetrates all layers. Thanks to this, their high resistance to various scratches and damage is achieved;
printed vinyl coverings - good durability.
Vinyl floors are stain resistant. They have an additional wear-resistant ball (transparent), which acts as a surface barrier that protects the coating from various stains. The material can be easily cleaned, it is unpretentious in maintenance. Also, such coatings are quite simple to floor. Installation of vinyl flooring can be done with your own hands or with the help of craftsmen.
Types of vinyl covering
Vinyl flooring is available in three variations. Among them: tiles, sheets or parquet. Each of them is convenient and practical in its own way.
Vinyl tiles are the best option for the home. It is able to imitate the texture of wood, natural stone or ceramic tiles. It is incredibly durable and reliable. An additional layer of polyurethane makes the coating easier to maintain. Vinyl tiles perfectly resist impacts and other mechanical influences, as well as the action of aggressive chemicals
Vinyl sheets can mimic woody or bamboo texture. Outwardly, such a coating resembles wooden rectangular boards. When using vinyl sheets, the floor will perfectly resemble the surface