Vinyl Composite Tile is becoming more and more popular thanks to its innovative materials and affordable price. It offers homeowners the opportunity to have expensive looking floors that are very similar to wood, stone, and tile floors without dealing with the high maintenance, difficult installation and high cost of those others floors. Vinyl compose tile is the tile form and shape of vinyl flooring and can look like regular tile, but is much easier to install among many other benefits.
VCT is installed similarly to other vinyl flooring and is applied to a level sub floor with an adhesive. With VCT is it installed one tile at a time, which is unlike vinyl sheeting where large thin sheets of the floor are installed. When properly installed the tiles can be easily removed and replaced, so the entire floor doesn’t require removal if just a couple of the tiles become damaged.
Why Choose Vinyl Composite Tile?
Made up of natural limestone, thermoplastic binder, filler materials, and color pigments, vinyl composite tiles have many different benefits. It’s typically chosen for high-traffic areas due to its durability and versatility. It can also be bought and installed at very affordable costs. The installation can be done by yourself with very little help and knowledge since it is that easy.
Very few tools are needed as well and it is a perfect alternative for those with limited access or knowledge about flooring and installation processes. Plus, it’s resilient to impact damage and abrasions. Floors are put through a lot, they are always be walked and ran on and things are dropped and spilled all the time. Having floors that are durable and can withstand this type of use is important, otherwise replacements and repairs will be needed constantly and can result in high costs. If properly installed, VCT can be easily removed and replaced if damage occurs, or if the floors have become old over time.
To protect VCT and its porous surface, layers of polish are applied which makes it easy to maintain and can help make the floors last longer. Due to the composite material it is also very flexible and ideal for subfloors that are not completely level. Not every building is made perfectly, and depending on the situation floors can be uneven and make it difficult to install floors such as tile, stone, and hardwood floors because of their need for a very flat and level surface.
Where Should VCT Be Used?
VCT floors are smooth and comfortable for residential and commercial spaces but it is used primarily in commercial and institutional applications. These floors are very durable to high foot traffic and wear down much slower than other flooring options such as tile, stone, and wooden floors. VCT is also much easier and cheaper to replace than other floors if damage does occur.
The tiles are easily installed and can be done individually without worrying about causing damage to the surrounding tiles. Regular tiles can become loose and wobbly in areas with a lot of foot traffic but VCT doesn’t have this problem. It is also very low cost to have installed so it is often used education and healthcare buildings. This floor is also very easy to clean by sweeping and mopping, especially compared to other flooring options and makes it simple for property owners to maintain a clean environment with very little cost and effort on their part.