The Advantages & Disadvantages of Vinyl Flooring

In commercial flooring, the usage of vinyl flooring accounts for a large proportion. Compared to other flooring materials, what are the characteristics of vinyl flooring?

The disadvantages of vinyl flooring

Wearing resistance

Compared to ceramic/stone, the wearing resistance performance of vinyl flooring is weaker. Wooden flooring claims to be scratch-resistant on the surface, it is because of the layer of aluminum oxide on the surface. As the wear resistance is reduced, the scratch-resistant effect is quickly lost.

Installation environment

Vinyl flooring request high on installation environment. Ceramic/stone needs cement and yellow sand in the installation, there is no requirement for the ground flatness. Wooden flooring is thick, while vinyl flooring is only about 2-3mm, in order to avoid the drum phenomenon after installation, the base ground should be as flat as possible. Self-leveling cement is widely use before vinyl flooring installation.

The advantages of vinyl flooring

Environment friendly

Any VOCs that are emitted from floors containing vinyl are dissipated quickly through normal ventilation. Vinyl flooring is a special floor for children’s rooms.

Ultra-light and ultra-thin

The weight of vinyl flooring is lighter than all floor materials except carpets, which reduces the load-bearing capacity of the house. This is especially true for the space built by the attic. At the same time, it invisibly increases the sense of space in the room.

Good flexibility

Vinyl flooring is the one of the most flexible flooring PVC flooring, is an internationally recognized sports ground material. It is also widely used in health care environment.

Fireproof & waterproof

PVC is a material not compatible with water, so vinyl flooring is totally waterproof. At the same time, fire rating of vinyl flooring can reach B1.

Sound absorption

Vinyl flooring absorbs sound more than other floor materials because it has a foamed structure in the middle, which is the same principle as sound absorbing panels. Ordinary PVC flooring can also absorb at least 20 decibels.

Antibacterial and easy to clean

Vinyl flooring surface has a layer of UV treatment, so it is more antibacterial than any other ground material. Hospital operating room, ward, etc. all use vinyl flooring. Because of this layer of UV, the general stains are easy to clean.

Heat conduction

Vinyl flooring has good thermal conductivity, uniform heat dissipation, and small heat expansion coefficient, which is relatively stable.


Vinyl flooring is the only floor decoration material that can be recycled, which has great significance for protecting our natural resources and ecological environment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]