The last few years have seen PVC floors become more and more a valid alternative to traditional solutions, such as parquet and tiles. The excellent quality / price ratio and the great versatility of use are surely two of the main reasons why PVC enjoys increasing consideration in the world of flooring. But what is PVC, exactly?
One material, infinite possibilities
What is PVC?
When we talk about PVC we are talking about Polyvinyl Chloride. A very versatile polymer that is used in many construction sectors. This material is appreciated above all for its ability to be shaped in various forms, to make it aesthetically satisfying. In this way, it can perfectly imitate even the most noble materials such as wood, stone or marble.
The advantages of PVC floors
Meanwhile both homogeneous and heterogeneous are available. Homogeneous PVC floors are made of paste and thus with the same material over the entire thickness. This feature gives the product the advantage of being very compact and resistant to foot traffic.
Heterogeneous PVC floors, that is flooring composed of several different layers, are in turn divided into many categories based on their main characteristic: acoustic, non-slip or conductive. The enormous variety of uses, colours, decorations and sizes make PVC a unique and irreplaceable product.
All PVC floors receive special protective finishes at the factory that also make them very easy to clean and resistant to the most common staining agents (such as coffee or wine)
PVC is therefore the ideal choice in all places that need high standards of hygiene and cleanliness, such as hospitals and health facilities but also in offices, shops, hotels and homes.
Finally, PVC floors are often used to cover existing floors, taking advantage of the reduced thickness. They are often used in renovations and renewals.