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Rigid Vinyl: The New Generation of Floor Covers for Easy Renovation

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Vinyl flooring has enjoyed great popularity for years and is therefore considered a versatile and technically perfect successor of the laminate. However, although both types of flooring can now imitate wood and other natural materials deceptively realistically, laminate flooring was able to score for a long time due to its uncomplicated installation. With the new Rigid Board technology, the vinyl floor manufacturers are now battling the little brother of the parquet - presenting robust and versatile design coverings that make the renovations child's play. What hides behind the innovative floors and what benefits can they offer you? We would like to introduce to you to our solution today.

WHAT IS RIGID VINYL FLOORING AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER VINYL FLOORS?

Floors with Rigid Board are characterised primarily by their special structure. Conventional vinyl glue down and click vinyl design coverings consist of the wear layer, the decorating film and a vinyl backing layer. Depending on the product, a surface finish or embossing is used. However, the Rigid design floors have an additional support plate, which consists of stone powder or WPC (wood-polymer materials). It is referred to as a "rigid board", which translates into "rigid plate". And here's the name of the design - this special ingredient gives the floor outstanding dimensional stability. As a result, Rigid Vinyl has similar characteristics to HDF (High Density Fiberboard) flooring, which originally came from the laminate flooring industry. But even this is the novel flooring superior thanks to its low overall height. The thickness of the flooring is more comparable to that of click vinyl flooring, which is why it is usually offered with a convenient click system for easy installation.

FROM THE APARTMENT TO THE CONSERVATORY - SIMPLE LAYING THANKS TO RIGID BOARD

Hebo Budget Plus "Baden"

Thanks to its refined structure, the Rigid Vinyl offers almost limitless possibilities for its use. In contrast to ordinary vinyl floors, it hardly reacts to temperature fluctuations, as the rigid support plate prevents deformations in the material. That's why you can even lay it in places that would not be suitable for other vinyl floors. It can withstand the warming caused by sunlight, which is why it is ideal to be used in rooms with floor to ceiling windows. If you are not fond of ceramic tiles and decking, Rigid Vinyl Flooring is an appealing and durable floor covering for your own conservatory.

Not only does the reduced sensitivity to heat influences make the Rigid Board floors the ideal renovation partner, but due to their rigid nature, you can even install them on old coverings without having to invest much time preparing the substrate. The sturdy backing plate ensures that the floor retains its shape and does not adapt to the unevenness of the ground, which would lead to unsightly dents or bumps.

HEBO VINYL BUDGET: THE ALL-ROUNDER FOR YOUR HOME

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With Hebo Vinyl Budget you get an extremely durable flooring, which is awarded the highest use category for the private sector. That's why you can use it even in heavily used rooms. The Rigid Vinyl offers you a variety of uses: thanks to its wet room suitability, it can also be laid in the bathroom and in the kitchen, and the combination of chair-roll suitability and antistatic properties makes it an excellent choice for your home office. Your safety will not be neglected either: The collection is hardly inflammable according to fire protection class Bfl-s1 and has an anti-slip surface, which prevents you from slipping.

The flooring is equipped with a click system, so you can lay it yourself in no time. Even more convenient, is the attachment with Hebo Vinyl Budget Plus: this collection has the same technical features and additionally scores with an integrated impact sound insulation. The Hebo Rigid Vinyl is available in three or five different decors with a natural wood finish and is suitable to be installed over underfloor heating (hot water).

TER HÜRNE PERFORM: OPTICAL DIVERSITY PREPARED WITH TECHNICAL HIGH PERFORMANCE

Hebo Budget Plus "Traun"

From Ter Hürne Perform you will find a selection of 36 decors in a wood finish that, thanks to their surface structure, appears authentic not only in terms of appearance but also to the touch. The wear layer of a proud 0.55 mm reliably protects it against all stresses. Therefore, you get a manufacturer's warranty of 20 years when buying the products. The flooring is easy to clean and antibacterial, so you can lay it safely in your own home. It has a pre-installed footfall sound insulation made of cork, which is why you do not have to invest a great deal of time in choosing the appropriate footfall sound insulation. You can easily combine this collection with a hot-water underfloor heating system.

THE PIONEERS OF THE RIGID VINYL FLOORS - TECHNICAL CLASS WITH AN AUTHENTIC DESIGN

The Rigid Vinyl is a real novelty in the flooring industry. Nevertheless, you can now secure your first collections with the innovative technology and benefit from their unbeatable properties - without having to forego the common disadvantages of conventional vinyl flooring.

We hope to have given you a good insight into the latest developments in the vinyl flooring market. If the practicality of Rigid Board Vinyl has convinced you, you can easily order it through our online store. There you will find the current collections of the popular brand manufacturers that you can compare in comfort. If you have any further questions about the products, you can always contact us. Just write us a message using the contact form and we will be happy to help with expert advice.

See you next time! Your team from BRICOFLOR, the No. 1 for wall and floor coverings.

 

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