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Vinyl Flooring History

Even though we are used to seeing it everywhere we go, the vinyl was first invented in the 1920s. It was done by mistake and complete accident, as the creator Waldo Lonsbury Semon was trying to develop an adhesive for metal and rubber. The new product rose to fame fairly quickly and started to evolve rapidly with the industrial revolution. In less than 40 years the vinyl became the second in demand flooring type that customers would choose – it was cheap, well presented and with advanced and modern abilities. It did not take long to invent the vinyl plank and introduce alternatives to wood and woodlikes made from vinyl. But there was one major disadvantage – it contained asbestos – proven to be highly toxic and lethal to humans. Nowadays, the vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof, non-toxic and provides excellent sustainability with perfect and easy maintenance. Browse our website for endless and inspirational options.