homogeneous

Homogeneous is a descriptive word meaning that a product is composed of one material.  The prefix homo- means same or similar. The suffix -geneous means origin, stock, or kind.  The terms homogeneous and heterogeneous are frequently used in the context of commercial sheet vinyl.

Vinyl composition tile, solid rubber tile, and through-body porcelain are each examples of a homogeneous flooring product.  A synonymous term is through-pattern to convey that the pattern is dispersed uniformly through the product.  The top and bottom possess an identical color.  One of the benefits of a homogeneous flooring product is that the body of the product and the wear layer are one and the same.  Regardless of cuts, chips, or wear, the color remains the same throughout the product.

See heterogeneous.

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