Appalachian Oak Thrive Vinyl Click Lock by Happy Feet International is as durable as it is beautiful. There are many reasons to go with vinyl flooring. Firstly, Thrive collection is 100% waterproof. Secondly, the core is made of stone composite. Better known as Rigid Core it is comprised of plastic composite and ground limestone. Furthermore, the wear layer makes this a very durable floor.
Thrive collection has an overall thickness of 4.5 mm. 1 mm is an EVA padding that is attached to the plank. The wear layer is 12-mil thick. So, what is a wear layer? The wear layer helps your floor last longer. Simply put, the top layer is made of clear PVC film and applied to the photographic layers. The wear layer adds an extra boost of durability and extends the life of your vinyl flooring. As you may have guessed the thicker the wear layer the tougher the flooring will be.
This collection is also a Floor Score Certified. In other words, it is a third-party certification that tests and measures the risk of indoor air quality. A primary concern of indoor air quality is the emission level of specific volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Poor indoor air quality is caused by inadequate ventilation, poor cleaning, and excessive emissions of VOCs from surfaces and finishes. Products bearing the floor score label meets the stringent indoor air quality emissions criteria.
So, what does this mean to you? It means that your family can breathe easier. Studies show that many of us spend as much as 90% of our time indoors, at home, work, or school. If you’re breathing poor quality air, you could be facing a higher risk level for a variety of health problems. Therefore, you should keep Floor Score Certified in mind when shopping for floors.
Ceramic bead technology is the Thrive Collection. It is up to 5 times more durable than typical polyurethane surfaces. The polyurethane has super-fine nanoparticles of ceramic dispersed into it. When heated, the nanoparticles and the polyurethane fuse together. It forms a mixture that creates an extraordinarily durable finish.
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