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Anatomy of a Vinyl Sheet

This flooring, the most popular type, is created layer by layer.

1. Top Coat
Adds sheen as it protects the wear layer.

2. Wear Layer
Safeguards the pattern layer.

3. Pattern Layer
Supplies the sheet's color and its looks.

4. Cushion Layer
Adds bounce and texture.

5. Fiberglass
Keeps the sheet flat.

6. Base Layer
Supports all layers.

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