Floor and Wall Coverings

Floor and Wall Coverings

Vinyl floor coverings

PVC is the main polymer used for sheet and tile flooring. Over 5 million square metres of vinyl floor covering are laid in Australia annually.

PVC resilient flooring is widely used in Australian hospitals, schools, sporting clubs and commercial kitchens where slip resistance and high levels of safety and hygiene are required. It is hardwearing, warm underfoot, cost-effective and easy to keep clean as it has a pore-free surface. Vinyl floors are low maintenance, need no polishing or treating and are hygienic and fire resistant. Sheets are joined together by heat welding which prevents water or moisture from seeping through gaps and therefore are ideal for wet floor areas such as in healthcare facilities.

Vinyl coated wall papers

Vinyl coated wallpapers and fabrics offer durable, long lasting, washable wall coverings. Vinyl coated wallpaper is made by applying a liquid coat of hot PVC over a paper base. A second type has a solid sheet of decorative vinyl fixed to a paper backing, and a third is fabric laminted with a solid vinyl sheet. All are easy to clean and resistant to heat and humidity making them a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms. They are also easy to strip from walls.

 

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