Home owners and business owners definitely desire a flooring material that will be resistant to scuffing. Scuffed floors can make the place look worn and old, even if it is well-tended and cleaned regularly. Scuffed floors can also give the impression of a poor quality flooring, even if the material is higher end. So, knowing which surface—polyurethane, PVC or vinyl—is more resistant to scuffing is valuable information for a flooring contractor or a flooring inspector.
Polyurethane flooring is a resinous industrial flooring that is designed to withstand all kinds of use and abuse. They are also more elastic and can handle extreme temperature changes such as in a freezer chamber. Their durability and easy maintenance make them a popular choice for businesses and companies.
Polyvinyl chloride is used to make floor tiles and sheets of durable, beautiful flooring material. Using a vinyl adhesive, the PVC flooring is good for high traffic areas because it is easy to clean and is resistant to wear and tear. Tile PVC flooring can also be easy to repair, as a damaged tile can be taken out and replaced. With many pattern and color options, PVC flooring is a top choice for many customers.
The reason that vinyl is chosen for businesses and homes in high traffic areas is because it is affordable, durable and very easy to maintain. It is quite resistant to abrasions and is resistant to moisture, mold and mildew. Vinyl flooring can be easily installed over most existing flooring and there are lots of options in patterns and colors.
So which of these three flooring materials are most resistant to scuffing? While they are all extremely hardy, most flooring experts agree that the PVC flooring is the most resistant. Of course any of them will provide years of service and boost the appearance of the place. While a lot depends on the manufacturer, location and installation, it’s generally the PVC flooring that stands up to scuffing the best.