Although vinyl might look identical to wood, stone, or tile, it’s more durable than most of these materials. It’s also easier to maintain.
The process in which vinyl is created lends itself to durability. The interior foam can withstand high temperatures, humidity, and just about anything else thrown its way. Even though the design looks luxurious, the materials used are able to overcome a healthy amount of wear and tear as well as being waterproof.
Vinyl flooring is put through rigorous durability tests to measure its strength, scratch resistance, flammability, UV protection, and much more. Here are the testing and standards that are used for ultrasurfacefloor UV coating SPC flooring:
Indentation Resistance: ASTM F1914
Dimensional Stability: ASTM F2199
Abrasion Resistance: ASTM D4060
Heat Resistance / Color Fastness: ASTM F1514
Light Resistance / Color Fastness: ASTM F1515
Chemical Resistance: ASTM F925
Flammability & Smoke Resistance: ASTM E648 / NFPA 253
Smoke Density: ASTM E662 / NFPA 258
VOCs: ASTM D5116
Slip Resistance: ASTM D2047