Alpine Uptown Glue Down Vinyl Plank by Shaw is a 2 mm Thick waterproof product. This Uptown collection 8 mil wear layer is such a great deal for people who like to enjoy there home. If you have dogs or children vinyl flooring is a great alternative to hardwood. Vinyl planks mimic hardwood but without the upkeep. Therefore, if you like to put water in a bucket and mop your floors, you can do that with vinyl.
So, what is a wear layer? The wear layer helps your floor last longer. Simply put, the top layer is a clear PVC film that is applied to the photographic layers. The wear layer adds an extra boost of durability and extends the life of your vinyl flooring. The thickness of the wear layer is measured in mils. Wear layers are typically 6, 12, or 20 mils thick. As you may have guessed the thicker the wear layer the tougher the flooring will be.
Uptown collection is armed with ArmourBead. ArmourBead is up to 5 times more durable than typical polyurethane surfaces. Super-fine nanoparticles of ceramic are dispersed into polyurethane. When heated, the nanoparticles and the polyurethane fuse together. It forms a mixture that creates an extraordinarily durable finish. Vinyl with ArmourBead is so tough and long-lasting, it can be used for commercial applications. 20-mil wear layer and above has a commercial warranty. Vinyl with a 20 mil wear layer and below has a light commercial warranty.
Uptown Collection is also 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.
Uptown Collection is a glue-down installation. Mapei 373 Eco is great for this application.
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