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Difference Between Homogeneous And Heterogeneous Vinyl Flooring

In a few recent years, vinyl floorings are one of the most durable and affordable flooring solutions accessible on the market. There are two common types of vinyl flooring covering: homogeneous vinyl flooring covering and heterogeneous vinyl flooring covering. To understand the difference between the two types of vinyl floorings, details are discussed below:

What is homogeneous vinyl flooring?

Homogeneous vinyl floorings are ultra-durable solutions and tough. This is ideal for very heavy traffic areas, suitable for applications in education and hospital for resistance and easiness of cleaning. The homogeneous floorings are attached to the sub-floor and joined for ideal durability and hygiene. The feature of acoustic versions, a foam is layered under to reduce the sound transmission and shocks of absorbing.

There are up to 23 collections of a homogeneous vinyl floor with a thickness of 1.50mm, 2mm, 3.50mm, and 3.70mm, etc.


The homogeneous PVC flooring structure consists of:

  • Pure PVC layer
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Plasticizers
  • Stabilizations

The quality of the homogeneous vinyl flooring is preconditioned because of the relation of PVC and calcium carbonate. The calcium carbonate makes the flooring stronger, and heavier.

Types of homogeneous flooring

Homogeneous flooring can be electroconductive and non-electro conductive. The electroconductive flooring is highly used in hospital surgical rooms. On the other hand, the non-electro conductive in RTG x-ray rooms.  The medical industry demands suitable flooring with the required features. The electroconductive flooring has graphite reverse, graphite shavings, require adhesive and copper stripes are used for flooring installation. This flooring conducts electricity very fast. Anti-slippery homogeneous vinyl flooring contains aluminum oxide. These floorings are commonly used in schools, hospitals, schools, ramps, etc., in simple words, the areas of heavy traffic.

What is heterogeneous vinyl flooring?

Heterogeneous vinyl flooring is one of the most versatile flooring solutions for all applications. This flooring comes in different constructions to use in residential applications or heavy traffic areas like hospitals, ramps, and schools. It is made up of a combination of several layers. It also reduces sound transmission and also absorbs shocks.


The heterogeneous PVC flooring structure contains six layers:

  • PVC layer
  • Foam layer
  • Design layer
  • Back compact
  • Glass fiber

There are two layers of foam in the structure of heterogeneous vinyl flooring. The thickness of the layer is very important in heterogeneous flooring. For public usage, o.7mm is ideal. 0.5 mm – 0.7 mm is suitable for small spaces like offices and domestic purposes 0.5 mm thickness of heterogeneous vinyl flooring work well.