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Vinyl Flooring: History and Benefits

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The History The History of Vinyl Flooring Vinyl flooring is quite popular among homeowners for many reasons, but most people do not know the history behind it. Interestingly, vinyl flooring’s history originates in an accidental discovery by Eugen Baumann, a European chemist, in 1872. At this time, Baumann experimented on vinyl chloride, which is a type of gas. After mixing this gas with other substances, he realized that it turned into a rigid texture. It was not until 1926 that it was put to use. Waldo Semon, an American inventor, was experimenting on ways to bond metal and rubber. After a series of failed experiments using vinyl chloride, he was finally able to develop a substance called polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This is better known as simply vinyl today. Prior to, and during, World War II, vinyl had uses in shock absorption, synthetic tires, and wiring insulation. However, it was featured in an exhibition (“A Century of Progress”) in 1933 that was dedicated to displaying vario

Magic Carpets

  After years of working under master flooring experts I decided to open my own flooring company and cater to commercial and residential customers in upstate New York. It was my vision to provide the latest and most innovative flooring products availabe at the most reasonable prices while providing the highest level of customer service. Our mission is to provide you the "magic" in flooring without the unnecessary additional costs.