Vinyl | How It's Made
A LOOK AT HOW VINYL FLOORING IS MANUFACTURED.
The production of vinyl flooring uses highly sophisticated techniques and precise systems. The rotogravure printing process is the most commonly used method for making residential vinyl floors. This process includes a print cylinder that spins around while the vinyl’s core later, called the gel coat, passes underneath. The cylinder systematically prints various colored ink dyes to create the pattern.
After the print dyes are set, a clear wearlayer is applied to the surface. The appearance retention of a rotogravure vinyl floor is dependent on the durability of the clear wearlayer. The wearlayer is critical to the performance of your vinyl floor. The thickness of the wearlayer varies with each vinyl product collection. Generally, the more expensive vinyl floors have thicker wearlayers. The new generation of vinyl floors have all the ingredients to resist showing wear and staining, due to new and improved wearlayers.