In the VCT, for example, manufacturers add a printed design layer created through a rotogravure printing process. This design layer is what gives the vinyl floor tiles those beautiful designs and colors and sparkle, making them attractive. It is in VCT again that manufacturers sheath a high-performance \"wear\" layer on top, in order to withstand heavy duty traffic.
Common misconception is that linoleum and vinyl are identical products. But truth is otherwise. Linoleum uses organic materials for its composition, while vinyl is made of synthetic materials. Unlike linoleum where the color goes through the material into the core of it, the color and patterns of vinyl tiles are imposed on the surface by the vinyl floor tiles manufacturers.
Vinyl floor tiles with thick-enough wear layers can withstand the most punishing of traffic and heavy weight. Their resistance to stain and moisture makes them a good candidate for installing in such areas as the basement, kitchen or the bathroom. The tiles are even neutral to common reagents such as alkalis, acids, aliphatic hydrocarbons and the like. However, certain aromatic hydrocarbons can soften the tiles to some extent. Depending on where and how exactly you plan to use them, you may go in for the appropriate tiles for your installation.
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