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How Vinyl Flooring is Made to Withstand the Elements of Everyday Home Life

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If you are considering installing hardwood flooring in your home but are uncertain of whether it can handle your household, then you might consider vinyl flooring—it offers easy clean-up and durability. Here is how your vinyl flooring is made to withstand everyday accidents.

What It Is

Vinyl flooring is made up of a dense, vinyl core backed with felt or fiberglass. There is a thinner layer on top of the core that has a decorative pattern or texture printed on it, which can resemble stone tile or hardwood flooring. The final layer is the highly durable wear layer, which protects the vinyl.

How It Protects

As previously mentioned, the wear layer is the highly durable protective layer of the vinyl. It can be comprised of many different materials, depending on the manufacturer. The thicker the wear layer, the more durable your vinyl floor will be. Companies experiment constantly to bring you the most durable materials for your floor.

What It Protects Against

Your wear layer is much more durable than you may think. It can be resistant to scratches, denting, and tearing, unlike older linoleum flooring. Vinyl flooring can be easily cleaned, requiring no wax to maintain the finish or resist staining. However, be cautious with fine-grained dirt and sand, which can remove the polish on your floor (but not necessarily deteriorate the floor’s overall integrity).

Vinyl flooring is extremely durable because of the process used to create it, protecting your floor from all household mishaps. Read more at our website about how vinyl is made and vinyl care & stain removal if you are looking for carpet or hardwood flooring in San Jose, San Mateo or Fremont, call Conklin Bros. at (888) 484-8593 for expert flooring help!

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