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January 12, 2018

The difference between vinyl flooring and floor leather



For application, PVC flooring can be divided into floor leather (also known as residential leather) and commercial vinyl flooring. Many people often feel confused because they do not know the product well. They call the vinyl flooring as floor leather etc. The raw materials for floor leather and commercial vinyl flooring are both polyvinyl chloride (PVC), but there are still big differences between them.


1.Raw materials

There are: recycled materials and new materials.

Recycled materials are from recycled plastic products that are reprocessed and then used for production; Usually floor leather is mostly recycled materials, while commercial vinyl floor is made from new material.



Generally, the thickness of floor leather is less than 2 mm, while the thickness of commercial vinyl floor is above 2 mm.



The structure of floor leather is simple, generally composed of two layers:

surface layer and bottom layer. The surface layer is the printed film, which is to show different designs.

The commercial vinyl floor is classified as composite structure and homogeneous, composite structure contains a multi-layer :UV layer, wear-resistant layer, printed film layer, glass fiber layer and base material layer (subdivided into foamed bottom and dense bottom); the homogeneous is not layered, and the material from bottom to surface it's the same.


4. Applications of floor leather

Floor leather has no wear-resistant layer, so the service life is not long, ranging from a few months to two or three years. It is often used in temporary factories, warehouses, offices, Residential and decoration site protection;

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5. Applications of commercial vinyl flooring

Commercial vinyl flooring has a service life of 5-15 years depending on the thickness of the wear-resistant layer, and is often used in the following places:

Education system (including schools, training centers, kindergartens, etc.)

Medical system (including hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceutical factories, nursing homes, etc.)

Commercial systems (including shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, entertainment and leisure centers, restaurants, specialty stores, etc.)

Sports system (sports venues, activity centers, etc.)

Office system (office building, meeting room, etc.)

Industrial systems (factory buildings, warehouses, etc.)

Transportation system (airport, railway station, bus station, terminal, etc.)

Home system (family indoor living room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, study, etc.)

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6.Advantage of commercial vinyl flooring:The main material is polyvinyl chloride. After special processing, it has the advantages of heat resistance, moisture resistance, no deformation, anti-aging, antibacterial, silent, wear-resistant, fire-retardant, fire-retardant, etc. It is a new type of environmentally friendly floor material. Floor leather is an ordinary soft plastic floor.


7.Disadvantage of floor leather:with only two layers of plastic,there is no wear-resistant layer. It is easy to age and deform. After a heavy object is pressed on it, it will form irreversible indentation. It is easy to generate static electricity and is not fireproof. It is cheap.

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