Standard Vinyl. What is it?... And is it better than Premium?... Let’s rewind and first understand what Standard Calendered Vinyl is.
Calendered Vinyl, refers to the process it’s manufactured from. To put it simply, when calendered vinyl is formed, first the Vinyl is clumped together into a large ball. This ball is then stretched into a long sheet, which is then rolled onto a tube for our use... This distinction is very important however, as Calendered Vinyl may shrink over extended periods of time, especially when placed in direct sunlight or heat. This is because the Vinyl is attempting to return to a much smaller shape.
[Vinyl may shrink up to 2-3% over it’s lifetime]
This may seem like a disadvantage, but depending on the location and application you intend applying Calendared Vinyl to- this may not be the case... Consider this, Standard Calendered Vinyl is the most economic vinyl available, it also has a lifespan typically between three and five years. So, if you are applying vinyl to a floor or wall and plan on replacing it in the foreseeable future, it may make sense to use Standard Calendered Vinyl.
Maintaining Standard Vinyl is also easy, usually requiring nothing more than a light cleaning solution and soft cloth, used as regularly as needed to keep the shine of the vinyl bright and vibrant.
The good news is, like all Vinyl- Standard Calendered Vinyl will adhere typically to any clean, smooth, glossy surface- especially glass. You can find a wide variety of videos on our website that cover installation on a variety of surfaces. If you have additional questions feel free to contact our customer service center or browse our website for additional hints and tips.