For decades now, technology has become an increasingly ubiquitous presence in the household. There was once a time when the gramophone was the height of fashionable consumer technology. Next came the television. Then the home computer… Now our homes are practically run by digital technologies. There’s nary a home in the developed world without an internet router plugged in and today even our refrigerators are connected to the internet. Yet, while we expect to find technology all over the house, there’s one place where we don’t expect to see many technologies at work… In our flooring.
Yet those who invite vinyl wood flooring into their homes get to enjoy the benefits of a wide range of advanced technologies. Technologies that make your flooring safer and stronger, lending it the unique look and feel of wood with a multitude of benefits that wood does not possess. We’ve teamed up with the experts at Firmfit flooring for some insights into the surprising sophistication of today’s flooring solutions. Let’s take a look at some of the technologies built into your vinyl wood flooring in 2019…
Next generation waterproofing
The beauty of vinyl flooring is that it allows for 100% waterproofing in areas where wood can be prohibitive. This gives you unparalleled waterproofing in the bathroom, kitchen or even your basement. Firmfit vinyl wood flooring’s high density makes it completely impervious to water.
Firmfit’s vinyl wood flooring is precision engineered for strength and durability that will protect it from damage in even the most rambunctious of households. This flooring owed its strength to its high-density limestone-based core, which makes it three times more rigid than standard luxury vinyl tiles. Moreover, its medium grain texture and wear layer are highly effective in protecting against impact and indentation. This means that your finish stays flawless for longer.
Impervious to sun damage
Many fear that vinyl flooring may not be suitable for placement in rooms with large windows or which get a lot of natural light. The good news is that the technology at work in vinyl wood flooring makes it impervious to the fading, discoloration or softening which can befall standard vinyl flooring. That’s because vinyl wood planks are exposed to high-temperature resistance tests.
Protecting your family from bacteria
Another benefit of luxury vinyl wood flooring is that it doesn’t just protect itself… It protects your family, too. Families with young children and toddlers may worry that crawling youngsters will be exposed to all manner of harmful bacteria. Fortunately, vinyl wood flooring is treated with a special antibacterial coating which disrupts the bacteria’s metabolism, preventing it from converting nutrients into energy. This prevents bacteria from colonizing and multiplying. This helps to safeguard your family’s health and prevents you from needing to use environmentally damaging cleaning products, which brings us to…
Designed with sustainability in mind
Resilient vinyl wood flooring is made from 100% recyclable materials and is completely free of harmful Pthalates and other harmful substances. This means that the flooring protects the planet even as it protects your family.
To learn more about the technologies at work in your vinyl flooring check out Firmfit’s website today!