Vinyl plank flooring in a modern Maple Ridge, BC kitchen

What is vinyl plank flooring made of?

Luxury vinyl flooring is an incredibly popular choice for homeowners looking for the most versatile floor covering. It?s beautiful, it has extensive benefits, and it?s an affordable option, especially when you have more than one space to floor.

If you?ve been considering this floor covering for your own home, you may have wondered what it?s made of, and we?d like to tell you more about that. The simple answer is ?vinyl,? but we know you want more facts than that. So to find out more, read along with us.

The ins and outs of vinyl plank flooring

You probably already know that vinyl plank flooring consists of layers that come together to create one fabulous product. A backing layer adds stability, comfort, and in many cases, resistance against moisture, mold, and mildew. The core is next, followed by the image layer, which is responsible for the beautiful wood-look.

Finally, this material is topped off with a wear layer that protects against scratching, staining, scuffing, and fading. This wear layer is available in a variety of thicknesses and can offer more or less protection, based on the thickness you choose.

The actual ingredients that make up this floor covering include polyvinyl chloride resins, also known as PVC. This is melted and mixed with fungicides and stabilizers to add resilience, protection, and durability.

Other materials commonly added to this flooring are calcium carbonate, plasticizers, and UV stabilizers. Heat is used to combine the materials, and they are pressed into the layers that will then be used to create the primary flooring.

The wear layer is made with a polyurethane that is exceptionally resistant to most kinds of daily wear. You?ll be protected against stains and scratches for most of the 25 years these floors will last for you. The thicker the wear layer, the more protection.

To find out more about luxury vinyl plank

Diverse Flooring
is happy to offer all the information you need about the composition of your flooring. To find out all the details, you can visit us at our Maple Ridge BC showroom location. From there, we serve the areas of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Walnut Grocer, and Langley North. When you?re ready for luxury vinyl plank, we?re here for you.