1. Does DGM manufacture cushioned planks (with pad or cork attached)?
Yes, according to your specific needs, we can make wood effect vinyl flooring or WPC vinyl flooring with 2mm pad (EVA) or 2mm cork attached.
2. How long is the lead time?
Around 4 weeks. Delivery times vary depending on product types, quantities, and seasons. For more accurate lead time please let us know your specific requests via email.
3. What is the payment term?
T/T 30% deposit , 70% pay against copy of B/L.
4. Is there any health issue related to PVC flooring?
While formaldehyde is a big concern over laminate flooring, phthalates is a serious concern over vinyl flooring. Phthalates are used to make plastics more pliant, yet they are endocrine disruptors, and some are even classified by EPA as possible carcinogens.
However, please rest assured that DGM vinyl flooring is phthalates free. This is achieved by a combination of using 100% virgin PVC and excellent control over the product formulation.
5. What is a Polyurethane Coating or Urethane Floor Coating?
A polyurethane coating (or urethane floor coating), is a highly flexible, highly abrasion-resistant floor coating that is known for its shine and longevity. Developed in 1937 by I.G. Farbin, these materials were used to create gum rubbers, rigid foam, and elastomers. They were also used on WWII aircraft on a limited scale.
The term “Urethane” is used interchangeably with the term “Polyurethane” when talking about the manufacture and installation of floor covering products. Both terms refer to a polymerizing carabamic compound that produces flexible, non-toxic floor coatings.
Currently, urethane floors and urethane floor finish are one of the most historically used products in building and architectural planning. Because urethane floors are so flexible, they allow for high levels of foot traffic and large machinery usage. In addition, urethane floors provide an extra level of abrasion resistance due to their flexible nature, and will remain glossy and new-looking even if in contact with abrasives like glass, sand, or concrete.
6. Why not use ceramic beads finish?
Ceramic beads finish, which is more expensive, was popular 3 years ago but died away. Also that is more for commercial, high traffic area. Now urethane is more popular and enough for the US market.
7. How does the protective urethane coating process look like?
Bascially, the compound is a paint-like fluid. It is poured onto two parallel rolls between which there is a tiny gap. Coming out of the gap, the compound is evenly spreaded onto the moving vinyl sheet on the assembly line.
8.Can the WPC vinyl flooring be used outdoors?
Yes, it is said on Floor Covering News that "WPC is also suitable for large open areas (basements and Main Street commercial areas) because it doesn’t need expansion moldings."
9. What is WPC Vinyl flooring? (Or Engineered Vinyl flooring, Wood Plastic/Polymer Composite flooring)?
WPC Vinyl flooring is the next generation LVT. It is a composite material made of thermoplastics, calcium carbonate, foaming agent, etc. Today the WPC vinyl planks that the industry insiders talk about may not contain wood flour, although the "W" in "WPC" stands for "Wood". The basic structure is wear layer + vinyl top layer + extruded WPC core + underlayment(optional).
The extruded plastic core has lower density than vinyl core, so thicker planks can be made. Becasue of the thickness and rigidity, WPC vinyl flooring can tolerate more subfloor imperfections and boasts higher dimensional stability. In addition, since WPC vinyl flooring is usually thicker than traditional LVT, the click lock tenors are bigger so the planks are easier to snap together and stay tight.
10. Why end users love EIR?
According to Armstrong Flooring Glossary, Embossed-in-Register (EIR) is a manufacturing process that intensifies the depth, texture and realistic look of the floor by aligning the embossing with the printed design. This technique can be used on both laminate and vinyl floor products.
Vinyl plank has taken off thanks to the endless possibilities it offers from a design perspective and its waterproofness. With registered embossing, it’s even better!
Unlike the other textures which are commonly seen on the market—smooth, embossed (a slight texture that does not match the wood grain), distressed (the planks that undergoes certain processes such as wire brushing and sculpting in order to have an antique, reclaimed look), and hand scraped, EIR vinyl planks truly create a more realistic, almost indiError! Filename not specified.stinguishable, wood look—make them much more appeal to the end users.
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