A vinyl wallcovering that is used in the most heavily trafficked areas is categorized as Type III. This material is best utilized in locations where more durable wall protection is needed, such as healthcare or restaurant environments. Vinyl wallcoverings labeled as Type III typically weigh between 33 and 36 ounces per 54-inch linear yard, according to the Wallcoverings Association. A Type III wallcovering is manufactured to meet the minimum physical and performance characteristics set forth in Federal Specifications CCC-W-408. It must also meet the highest federal requirements for abrasion resistance, breaking strength and tear resistance. Wallcoverings are given a type by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
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