PVC Flooring Vs Vinyl Flooring – Ask the Home Flooring Pros

pvc flooringContinuing our Ask the Home Flooring Pros series of articles we turn our attention to a common question we get asked quite a lot, which is…What is PVC Flooring and is there any difference between PVC flooring and Vinyl Flooring.

What is PVC Flooring?

The short answer is no, there is no difference between the two, PVC flooring and Vinyl flooring are one and the same. PVC stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride and while that is the accurate definition of what vinyl flooring is made from it is hardly a description that rolls off the tongue!

PVC is also used for more than just flooring…most pipes are made from PVC, most of our cabling is covered in PVC and if you’ve ever been a punk or a goth you’ll no doubt be familiar with PVC clothing! If you really want to get to know PVC check out this Wikipedia page.

All this is to say that the flooring industry took the wise decision to market PVC flooring as vinyl flooring…so if you’ve been searching online for PVC flooring and wondering why you can’t find an online retailer that stocks it… now you know why!

Home Flooring Pros and PVC

Now that we’ve cleared up that confusion please take a look at our other guides about PVC, or rather vinyl, flooring. For those of you interested in PVC wood flooring take a look at our reviews of the best vinyl wood flooring brands and products. LVT is the latest high quality version of PVC flooring and is very popular. Also, are you aware of loose lay vinyl flooring, this great new flooring product is taking pvc to the next level!

If you’re looking for more general information on the installation and pricing of PVC flooring then please check out our vinyl flooring guides. And of course if you have any more questions for the Home Flooring Pros please ask in the comments below or contact us today.

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