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Classifications of Vinyl Flooring

Classifications of Vinyl Flooring

In our previous vinyl flooring series, we covered what are vinyl floorings and the different types of vinyl flooring. In this post, we’ll be covering the different classifications of the vinyl floorings, giving you a stronger know-how when it comes to beautifying your floors.

Generally, vinyl floorings come in two broad categories: Heterogeneous and Homogeneous.

Homogeneous Vinyl

As the name suggests, homogeneous vinyl is a single layer flooring, and this characteristic gives the vinyl its rigidity. Some might question that rigidity is a bad thing when it comes to flooring, however, in this case, rigidity means toughness.

It is mainly available in solid colors but some companies allow you to customize the color as per your requirements.

Suitable for: Places with high foot traffic.

Heterogeneous Vinyl

On the other hand, heterogeneous vinyl flooring comes in varying thickness, this is due to the fact that homogeneous vinyl consists of various layers, hence customer can pick the thickness they prefer. Contrary to the homogeneous vinyl counterpart, this flooring boasts its flexibility and its vibrant appearance. Heterogeneous vinyl is very suitable to be placed at different places due to its flexibility. Its vibrant appearances allow for multiple combinations.

House owners usually use heterogeneous vinyl with wood and stone texture to get the feel of a natural material. It provides unique sound reduction properties and can be used in wet areas like showers, sinks and swimming pools.

Suitable for: People that want complex designs, wet areas

While these two types of vinyl flooring are certainly different, they do have some things that are in common: high level of durability. low maintenance and versatile, plus point? it is incredibly stain resistant. And this is what makes the vinyl flooring a very popular flooring choice for both commercial and residential applications.