Wondering about how to test the difference between a vinyl wear layer and polyurethane? Vinyl flooring is among the most durable and affordable options when it comes to floor coverings. Many businesses and residential homes alike are choosing vinyl flooring. One of the reasons why vinyl flooring is so strong and stain resistant is because […]
ANSI-What Exactly Does It Stand For?
ANSI, or the American National Standards Institute, is the non-profit group that coordinates standards and conformity assessments. It oversees the use of guidelines, standards and measurements across several industries. It is helping to develop performance standards. ANSI was first formed in 1918. It has since grown to help ensure effective standards for more than 80 […]
How Residue from High Alkali Content Affects Sheet Vinyl Flooring
Many people in the flooring industry, as well as customers looking at new vinyl flooring, may wonder if a residue from high alkali content is left on sheet vinyl flooring, what will take place of the surface of that floor? While vinyl flooring is durable and extremely resistant to all kinds of scuffs, scratches, heat, […]
What Causes Vinly and Adhesive to Separate?
Vinyl flooring is among the most popular material for the workplace or the home, primarily because it is easy to clean, durable and inexpensive. However, there are some things that can affect how the vinyl flooring performs, and one of these has to do with the adhesive that is used during installation. How Is Adhesive […]
What Causes Shrinking in Resilient Flooring?
Hardwood flooring is probably best known for shrinking and expanding, but resilient flooring can also suffer from shrinking when exposed to the right conditions. Resilient flooring is made of highly durable synthetic material and it is a popular choice among customers for both business and commercial installation. The increase in technology surrounding the manufacture and […]
How Can Nitrogen Oxide Harm Wear Layers?
Can nitrogen oxide affect the wear layer in vinyl flooring? The wear layer is the part of the vinyl flooring designed to take the majority of the wear and tear that it is exposed to on a daily basis. Vinyl floors are known to be extremely durable and the real advantage to having them installed […]
What Can Cause Sheet Vinyl To Curl?
Sheet vinyl is a beautiful and durable product that is very popular in residential and commercial properties. Of course, every flooring material has good and bad features, and one of the issues that might arise with sheet vinyl is that it can curl. But what has to take place to cause sheet vinyl to curl? […]
Approved Underlayment and Subfloor Materials for Vinyl
Vinyl is emerging as one of the most popular choices for flooring material, in the home and in the workplace. What was one viewed as cheap and low-budget now brings amazing textures, styles and patterns to the marketplace. Customers can get the look of tile, wood, and even stone with high quality vinyl for a […]
What Does Ultra-dynamic Pressure Do To Floors?
For the most part, business owners and home owners don’t usually think about the performance of different flooring materials and concentrate on appearance and ease of maintenance. However, flooring materials are subject to different standards and conditions, especially when it comes to how much weight they can tolerate, and how those weight loads might affect […]
What’s The Best Underlayment and Sub-floor Types for Ceramic Tile?
Many people consider ceramic tile flooring to be elegant, timeless and durable. It’s also popular because it is easy to clean and comes in an array of colors, textures and sizes. Of course, the key to an amazing looking tile floor is a quality sub-floor and underlayment. When flooring contractors use the best material for […]