Resilient Flooring

Floor And Floor Treatments 3 (1+2)

Lesson :06 Man-made resilient or soft flooring

Resilient Flooring

Resilient flooring is a hard surface covering with a bit of give and bounce. Resilient refers to those types made from materials that have a certain amount of softness. Impact will dent the flooring but this impression will more or less fade away as the material springs back to its natural shape when the impact is removed. The more dents disappear the more resilient the flooring. Elastic or resilient materials of various kinds including linoleum , cork, rubber and vinyl and its composition products are used for floor. Resilient floors are durable, easier to maintain and more moisture resistant than other materials. Although no flooring is completely dent proof, resilient are able to withstand high compressive shock(such as dents from furniture) without suffering long term damage . Many resilient materials are ideal for below grade slabs. Most resilient floor demand little care i.e. damp mopping.

Resilient flooring is available in two types:
  1. Sheet form that are sold from rolls (examples- Vinyl) Comes in roll-(like carpet) with standard width of 6, 9 and 12 foot.
  2. Resilient tiles: available in square shape and solid vinyl and vinyl asbestose (known as “u-a” in the flooring industry) and rubber.

Linoleum flooring is made up of oxidized linseed oil or a combination of drying oils, wood flour, ground cork, resins and pigment. This compound is mixed and pressed and heated to bind the elements. This product has wide application in many older buildings but its use is being largely superseded by vinyl based products. Today Linoleum is no longer manufactured but now dealers use this term for viny

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