Nutmeg Silva Select Vinyl Glue Down Plank by Shaw is a 2 mm thick waterproof vinyl. This is a great value for homeowners who need a resilient floor for high-traffic areas. Silva Select is also Embossed-in-register. You may love the texture of real hardwood floors, but not the cost and maintenance. Many people are looking for EIR or Embossed in Register flooring. Embossed in Register is a relatively new technology. Embossed flooring and non-embossed flooring uses the same process. However, during the heating process, the manufacturers use a special plate to give it that textured look. It is integrated into the wear layer. This gives it not only texture but the graining as well.
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.
Silva Select Collection is armed with ArmourBead. ArmourBead is up to 5 times more durable than typical polyurethane surfaces. ArmourBead disperses super-fine nanoparticles of ceramic into their 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.
Silva Select 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 meet 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, at work, or at 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.
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