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The Commonalities and Differences Between HPL&PVC — Titanflor

The Commonalities and Differences Between HPL&PVC

Commonly used coverings in raised floors are HPL and PVC. Today we mainly compare the commonalities and differences between these two coverings.

The Characteristics

HPL (High pressure laminate) is hard anti-static special fireproof board, which is made of phenolic and melamine resin treated with various special papers, and is made of  resin decorative laminate made of high temperature and high pressure. The use of nanotechnology in the resin to increase the anti-pollution, wear resistance and long-lasting static charge elimination characteristics is a commonly used veneer in the anti-static floor industry.

PVC coverings have long-lasting anti-static properties and stable electrical conductivity. It uses a conductive network formed by the interface of plastic particles with multiple patterns on the surface. The appearance resembles a marble pattern and has a good decorative effect, but its surface wear resistance is slightly weaker than that of the HPL surface.

The Applicable Environment

It is more suitable for HPL in warm and humid climates. It has good stability and is not easy to crack. PVC and HPL are used in the south. It can be customized according to the temperature in the machine room, the host and auxiliary equipment.

In cold and dry climates, the ambient temperature and environmental humidity in the equipment room do not meet the technical standards set by the state. And the melamine veneer accelerates shrinkage and causes shelling and cracking. PVC raised floor is more suitable.

Process Development

Even with the development of production technology, anti-cracking performance of HPL gets better and better. However, on the market, the price of PVC is more expensive than HPL. The surface of the PVC veneer is a specially processed wear layer. The shortest service life is 5 years, and the quality floor can be used for more than 10 years. Of course, the HPL covering is the same.


Both HPL and PVC has the international ISO green certification, which is one of the standards to ensure the quality of the veneer. So they are all anti-static coverings with good anti-static properties.

HPL and PVC are water resistant and fire and noise prevention. The workers can install them very fast, there are no seams and weld marks, and it can be used one day after installation.

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