What is Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl flooring is a new type of resilient flooring in the market. Resilient flooring is simply artificial composite floors such as rubber, plastic, PVC, linoleum and the latest addition, Vinyl. They are produced massively in many parts of the world especially North America. Such synthetic flooring, which has been around for more than a century, act as a cost efficient substitute to natural floors such as wood, concrete, ceramic and marble.
Resilient floors also reduce impact of heavy objects by creating a cushion effect, hence therefore reduces “slipping” accidents. However, as we approach into today’s era, people are getting more and more self-conscious about living longer and living healthily. People begin to thinking about their children well being. Hence, they want to choose the best & ‘healthy’ flooring for their homes.
Some plastics, PVC, floors products are beginning to lose its popularity due to its excessive chemical contents used which may be harmful to the environment and health. Resilient flooring experts started to think of ways to create resilient flooring that is Eco friendly and safe to health. Most importantly, they must still retain the same or better benefits as traditional resilient floors. Hence, Vinyl flooring is born.
Within a short period of time, many renowned floor manufacturers from all over the world began to make Eco vinyl tiles and floor sheets and distribute them globally. Today, there is still much work to educate the public about the benefits of vinyl floors and it will take some time for people to accept this type of flooring.
Still, many popular corporations, are using vinyl flooring tiles for their stations, offices, malls and buildings. This is probably because vinyl floors are healthy, easy to maintain as well as comfortable to walk on. Another reason why they use vinyl or resilient floors is because they are “accident free”. Hence, it helps company saves a lot of money and making their shareholders happy especially in the long term as it prevent unnecessary risks such as law suits, accidents etc.
Vinyl flooring, together with linoleum flooring are the first few Eco friendly resilient floorings in the market which is going to last for centuries to come. However today, high end resilient flooring (HERF) which is made up of 100% pure virgin vinyl pulp is taking over the conventional vinyl flooring with new technology and glueless installation system.