VINYL SHEET FLOORING
Stevenson Flooring has recently completed many industrial installations, installing vinyl sheet flooring .
- Low voltage switch roms
- High voltage switch rooms
- BHP switch rooms
- RIO TINTO switch rooms and Yandicoogina project
- Western Mining
- Sandvik switch rooms
- Honeywell switch rooms
- Western Power Units switch rooms
- Worsley Alumina Project switch rooms
- Exon Papua New Guinea Project
- Boddington Gold Mine-in Boddington
- 100’s of Portable Buildings-accommodation units-Laundry’s-recreation centres-ablution blocks
We consider ourselves to be vinyl sheet flooring switchroom specialists, as the degree of cutting, and welding required for a control-switch room, can only be learned through experience, attention to detail and workmanship.
Laying a commercial supermarket and an industrial 33000 volt switch-room requires an entirely different set of skills.
What are vinyl tiles?
Vinyl tiles is the most inexpensive vinyl flooring you can buy.
The expense associated with Vinyl Tile is of course is in the maintenance. Conventional wax floor finish looks amazing when it is first installed over commercial VCT tiles. However that gloss quickly begins to dull after 2 or 3 weeks or even faster depending on the use. Then there is a continual regime of cleaning, scrubbing, stripping and recoating. This just adds costs to the overall cost of ownership.
Cost savings can be achieved in the maintenance of vinyl tiles however, by using a tough polyurethane based vinyl floor coating. A low maintenance vinyl floor coating is extremely hard, durable and dirt sits on the surface rather than being trapped in it. Coated floors are easily cleaned and maintain with regular wet mopping.
Individual manufacturers will recommend specific products to apply a protective coating to the floor. The image shows Armstrong tiles coated with Shinekeeper; this results in a very high gloss easy to clean finish.
Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Homogeneous and heterogeneous Vinyl sheet flooring covering includes a wide selection of chip designs, marbled and directional patterns, and colours. Thanks to its versatility and many benefits vinyl sheet flooring, it can be used in almost any application.
- Vinyl sheet flooring provides very good resistance against stains of all kinds.
- Can be recycled at the end of its service life.
- Offers reduced maintenance chemicals use during life cycle.
- Vinyl sheet flooring is suitable for the use of chair and table castors, and with under-floor heating.
Homogeneous vinyl and heterogeneous vinyl
The homogeneous vinyl sheet flooring is made up of a single layer; this allows the entire thickness of the flooring to be used as a wear layer. It is available in a wide range of chip designs, marbled and directional patters, and plain colours. This vinyl sheet flooring is more suitable t areas where there is high traffic, where the environment requires non-slip vinyl. Because the composition of the vinyl is al the way through, if you scratch the floor you are not likely to see it, as the wear layer is all the way through.
Heterogeneous vinyl sheet flooring is made up of a number of layers. This multiple-layer construction creates design prints with a variety of effects, including highly realistic wood-effect designs. The issue with vinyl sheet flooring that is heterogeneous is that the wear layer can be 0.3, 0.55 or 0.75 mm. This means that it does not have the same robustness and scratch resistance as homogeneous vinyl sheet flooring
Manufacturers of heterogeneous vinyl sheet flooring are compensating by bringing out vinyl sheet, vinyl tiles and planks to a higher specification which has a thicker wear layer. This means that there is less likelihood that the vinyl will scratch down to the PVC backing.