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Vinyl Floorings: Definition And Structure

There are various types of PVC flooring, such as homogeneous PVC flooring and heterogeneous vinyl flooring. Both types of vinyl covering are famous for plastic flooring. The original raw material for both flooring types is PVC; polyvinyl chloride. Though both vinyl floorings are PVC flooring, they are different from each other. Let’s read the details about heterogeneous vinyl flooring to identify the difference between them:

The Definition And Structure:

The homogeneous PVC flooring sheet is made up of identical quality material from the floor’s surface to the thickness. As the name suggests, homogeneous means one or single, from a structural viewpoint, the homogeneous vinyl flooring is single-layer structure flooring. The type of PVC flooring offers vibrancy and color deepness.

The heterogeneous vinyl flooring sheet has multiple layers. The manufacturer made a type of vinyl floor by a unique process as it has five different layers from surface to bottom. The wear resistance of heterogeneous vinyl flooring covering is primarily in the wear-resistant layer. It is a multi-layer flooring wear resistance judged by the thickness of the floor layer. For the long service life, 0.7 mm heterogeneous vinyl flooring is ideal. The five layers of heterogeneous vinyl flooring are:

UV coating, Wear layer, Glass fiber, Printing layer, and Foam backing layer.

Design And Color:

A homogeneous flooring sheet is prepared up of PVC materials of several colors by a unique process. The flooring has a single pattern. It has two types of flooring patterns: directional floral flooring patterns and non-directional flooring patterns.

As the heterogeneous PVC flooring sheet is a multi-layered structure, its printed layer regulates several colors. The printing floor layer of the heterogeneous vinyl covering changes the colors and patterns of the flooring. The various colors are wood grain, carpet grain, stone grains, and several other designs.

The heterogeneous PVC floorings have more colors and design options than homogeneous vinyl flooring as it is relatively single. The homogeneous vinyl floor products are the high-end goods in PVC flooring. However, the color pattern of flooring is 2 mm thick throughout the entire homogeneous floor. The whole production of the homogenous PVC flooring process strictly controls the color uniformity and the color difference. On the other side, the heterogeneous vinyl sheet color is an elementary principle of the printing layer.