That is the difference in vinyl and PVC flooring?

vinyl floor

Currently we are getting across with two terms when we are choosing PVC flooring – the PVC flooring and vinyl flooring. My customers are usually confused and that is why I will explain it a little.

As a floor assembler I firstly encountered only the term PVC flooring. So it was a classic pvc floor rolled into the rolls of various width from 1.5 m to 4 m. We still encounter these types of floors in schools, hospitals, bureaus and so on.

Later as the technology forwarded in the manufacturing of the PVC flooring there started to be used a new term for such floors – the vinyl flooring. Manufacturers marked by this name vinyl flooring  mostly PVC flooring not sold in rolls but in planks of various dimensions and thicknesses = 1393 x 185 mm; 900 x 150 mm; etc (or squares 300 x 300 mm; 450 x 450 mm; etc.). Therefore the PVC flooring (poly-vinyl-chloride) and vinyl flooring is basically the same when it comes to material composition. It is a synthetic material in both cases. But because there was created a new product (instead of rolls the planks) the manufacturers needed to differentiate these two products from each other and that is why they started to call the planks products as vinyl, although we could call it a floor pvc planks. Basically it is just a word play.

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The most accurate ground humidity measuring method prior to the flooring installation

humidity tramex

On the seminar of the Guild of the flooring workers was presented one of the most accurate measuring methods for humidity in the foundation. It is more demanding for time but on contrary more accurate.

TRAMEX CMEXpert II Hygro-i

Measuring with a device TramexCmeXpert II is made like this:

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The humidity of the foundation when you install flooring

The humidity of the foundation when you install flooring

It is an important subject and an important problem to focus on while installing the flooring of any kind. Very often it is underestimated from the customers or investors side. Of course everything is alight, as we say, until something happens with the flooring itself.

Higher humidity in the foundation causes foremost not strong enough connection with the subsequent floor layers, later it can be seen as bubbles or deformations on wood flooring etc. Because of these problems it is a duty for every good professional to measure the humidity and acquaint the investor or the supplier of flooring with the results. The humidity of the foundation is important to set the time for installing. If you will stick with the values that are suitable for installing of flooring you can avoid possible future damages.

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Reconstruction of parquet floor in an apartment in block of flats

Reconstruction of old wooden floor

I wrote an article no a long time ago about a topic that some people don’t know they live on scoria and asphalt. Few days ago I had an opportunity to come across scoria, asphalt and Masonite during working on one job. I am not going to repeat known information about how this type of floor can be damaging to your health I just want to share photos from this job so you can imagine what you have under your feet in 21. century.

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