We are all familiar with the term, "PVC" and understand that it is used in manufacturing a wide range of products. When we are introduced to the concept of a PVC door, though, we are often confused. What is a PVC Door? Why would I choose to buy a PVC door instead of a good old fashioned timber door? When you learn more about what PVC is and the benefits of PVC over other materials, you will probably agree that it makes a lot of sense. What Is PVC? PVC stands for Polyvinyl chloride. That in itself is not very helpful unless you are a chemist. If you do have some background in chemistry, you will know that this particular type of material is very durable, has great insulating properties and under normal conditions does not emit any harmful chemical fumes. Its chemical composition can be altered to make it very flexible, as in an inflatable swimming pool, or very stiff and strong, as in a PVC door. We see PVC everywhere in our world, from waterproof workboots to electrical extension cords. We see it everywhere because PVC has proven itself to be one of the strongest, most useful materials in the the modern world.