Why PVC flooring is such an effective safety flooring solution

Introduction – Find the perfect design
PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) flooring, or Industrial vinyl flooring, is a durable PVC safety flooring solution constructed from a combination of synthetic materials, including PET fiber and PVC that’s 98% recyclable. Industrial vinyl flooring is installed in commercial and industrial environments, including factories, showrooms, workshops, and gyms. Industrial vinyl flooring is a highly popular solution because it’s affordable, versatile and has a long lifespan.

PVC flooring also has the advantage of being available in a large range of colors and designs, so you’ll be able to find a design that matches and compliments your commercial or industrial setting.

Advantages & disadvantages of PVC floorings

The distinct practical advantages of industrial vinyl flooring include:

  • Only minimal maintenance is required, providing value for your money
  • Protects fragile products from damage in the event of them landing on the floor
  • Protective covering over cement flooring
  • Acts as a secondary layer for old / degraded flooring
  • Easily available on the market
  • Low renovation costs
  • Quick installation
  • Reduced ambient noise levels
  • Easy to clean
  • Hygienic and safe
  • Anti-static properties
  • Waterproof for any spills
  • Chemically resistant
  • Anti-skidding properties
  • Designed to prevent microbial infection
  • Can be recycled
  • Installation is easy


Disadvantages of industrial vinyl floorings include:

  • It may not be suitable for floors where heavy, sharp-edged items are moved frequently, as this may cause scratching and cause flooring to wear out prematurely.
  • PVC flooring placed in direct sunlight for long periods may eventually fade unless protected with a UV-resistant coating.

Common Industries that implement PVC flooring

Many industries where hygiene and health are of great concern choose to install PVC flooring, including:

  • Textile and garment industries
  • Paper production factories
  • Medical equipment industry
  • Printing industry
  • Electronics industry
  • Production centers
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Jewelry industry
  • Gyms
  • Performance Art centers

The Properties of Industrial vinyl flooring

Commercial industries require high quality PVC flooring that’s typically greater than 2 mm in thickness to ensure longevity and durability. PVC flooring can last between 5 to 20 years, depending on the quality of the product, the method and quality of installation and with proper maintenance.

 PVC flooring is commonly mistaken for linoleum flooring, which isn’t water-resistant. Linoleum contains natural materials such as linseed oil, pine resin and ground limestone. Industrial vinyl flooring sheets are typically cut directly from rolls, instead of being supplied as tiles or planks. Seams between sheets will be present, but these can be bonded to ensure that flooring is 100%

Sam Dunning

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