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Vinyl Floor Tiles – A Guided History

The first vinyl came into being as lightweight and durable building materials during World War II. As more and more use of these products began to be discovered, vinyl into the commercial market with a vengeance. Today, one very important use of these chemicals are in the flooring industry in the form of vinyl floor tiles.

While each manufacturer has their own proprietary formulations to produce vinyl floor tiles, on the basic avatar, these products are made by using additives for vinyl resins, such as – plasticizers, stabilizers, pigments, and fillers. With an online search, you can find out about comfortable and resilient flooring solution.

Vinyl resin together with this additive called vinyl compound in industry parlance. There are two methods of producing tiles of this compound:

• The compound is heated to a high temperature, and liquid is poured into the mold

• The compound is fed through a series of rollers that gradually squeeze the material to the only measure required for the batch. This technique is called 'calendar', which is a unique characteristic of vinyl compounds. the sheet formed experiencing coating intended to improve resistance to abrasions and stains.

Vinyl tiles are categorized into the following:

• Solid Vinyl: This type of special tiles contains a higher vinyl content (so it is a pure form of vinyl).

• Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT): the type of tile has a higher percentage of additives and fillers.

In fact, it is the flexibility of VCT which attracted public attention when it was first presented at the Exposition in Chicago during the days of World War II.

Depending on the composition of materials, tile vinyl tends to have a variance of characteristics, which leads to a choice in terms of whether the roof is given more or less suitable for installation in bathrooms, doors, or basement.