Vinyl flooring is a wide range of flooring covers that are made with vinyl plastic. It comes in basically two forms: rolls and planks. The mostly used in commercial and residential is the luxury vinyl planks. It is easy to install and durable.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles
The vinyl planks are a new type of flooring that is alternative to laminate flooring. Laminate flooring was made with MDF which has a lot of formaldehyde emissions. It has been claimed toxic by U.S. governments. Hence builders are using it less and less.
Luxury vinyl plank is getting more popular because it has no glue in the material. This means LVT is a formaldehyde-free floor covering material.
Rigid Core Flooring
Rigid core flooring is a luxury vinyl composed of hard core. Some countries call it SPC flooring but it is a little misleading. It would be more accurate if it is named rigid core vinyl flooring or hybrid flooring.
The rigid core flooring has pros and cons.
Pros of Rigid Core Click
- Easy Click Installation
- Cheaper Price than LVT
- High resistance
Cons of Rigid Core Click
- Too hard foot feel for bedroom
- Size stability is not as good as Click LVT
Vinyl flooring industry in China
China has been a major players in the flooring industry since 2000. It is also the largest flooring market in the world. There are thousands of flooring factories in China. Most of them are turning to luxury vinyl production since 2010. Why that happened? A lot of regulations are restricting the marketshare of wood floor. In the meantime, vinyl flooring conquered the market with its superior advantages.