With more than 50 years’ experience in the local and international flooring industry, Denver Coleman, Chairman of Polyflor SA, answers questions posed by installers, architects and readers. In this issue, he explains the different Vinyl Flooring Types.

“I am researching different types of vinyl flooring for a project and I’m so confused by all the terminology. Different manufacturers also seem to use slightly different names for what sounds like the same product. How do I know the difference?” – Martin, Port Elizabeth

We often take for granted that everyone knows the difference between all the floor covering products available on the market and it doesn’t help when we all use slightly different terminology for what it essentially the same item. Here is a simple table to make it easier to understand:


There are a few additional specialist products not covered in this article.

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