Vinyl Composite Tile
Both Beautiful and Durable, These Floors Are Easy to Love
As any property owner knows, whether commercial or residential, finding good-looking, durable flooring that stands up to wear and tear is difficult. A popular solution offered at Greenfield Flooring is vinyl composite tile (VCT). Both affordable and attractive, VCT can be customized to any space by mixing and matching colors and creating interesting patterns. The result is a beautiful, individual floor that lasts for years.
What is VCT?
Vinyl composition tiles are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and are popularly used in high-traffic areas, particularly in commercial and institutional facilities. Although it’s been on the market since 1926, this flooring material has recently surged in popularity in residential homes. Homeowners appreciate VCT flooring for the very qualities that have made it extremely popular in commercial structures for so long, including its:
- Resistance to water, stains, scuffs, and scratches
- Soft, sound-dampening surface
- Easy-to-clean surface
- Ability to customize
The manufacturing process for these long-lasting tiles is flexible so that producing a wide variety of colors and patterns is much easier than with other types of flooring. Vinyl composition tiles can be made with an extra layer of polyurethane and designed to resemble the texture and feel of wood, stone, and clay floors. In fact, advancements in printing technology make telling vinyl tiles apart from actual wood floors increasingly more difficult. You can get the look of high-end flooring materials for much less.
Lifespan and Maintenance
The lifespan of vinyl tiles depends on the thickness. Thicker tiles can last up to 25 years, while thinner vinyl composite tile floors for the more budget-minded generally last from five to 10 years with normal wear.
For maintenance, soap and water is enough to clean up most messes. Sweeping and vacuuming is easy because the tiles are flat with no cracks or recesses.
While floors made from VCT can be installed over an existing floor, homeowners should not attempt doing this project. A professional should install this type of flooring because of the precision required. Our installation team at Greenfield Flooring is skilled in preparing surfaces, applying a flattening mass, and cutting and adjusting the shape of the tiles.
Contact Professional Contractors Today
If you would like to learn more about VCT flooring, contact Greenfield Flooring and we will be happy to discuss feasibility, potential return, and if we are the best fit for your VCT flooring installation.