The early days of vinyl floor

In 1894, rubber-based tiles were once again popular. Is Frank Furness, an architect from Philadelphia, the USA who found a way to put/assemble the rubber tile so strongly blend into each other, as well as beautiful to look at. Thus, the owners of the dwelling can position the tiles easily. Furthermore, its durability what makes it be the best floor for dogs in the near future.

The rubber floor has a good soundproofing effect. The floor is also durable and easy to clean.

In 1904, cork floor coverings had also been used, and quite popular within the next 20 years. The shortage of this material at the time was an expensive price, and lack of choice of motives.

Vinyl as Floor

Vinyl (chloride) material itself was discovered in 1835. However, its use as a new floor began only in the 1930s.

In 1872, Eugen Baumann successfully developed Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) in Germany. Then, in 1913, Friedrich Klatte, came up with an alternative method to get the PVC and polymerized. Klatte then obtained the first patent for PVC.