The manufacture of Vinyl Composition Tiles (VCT) virtually replaced asbestos tiles roughly thirty years ago. They are valued for their high resilience. Because they are extremely hard, institutions with high traffic floors (such as hospitals, schools and governmental buildings) prefer the extreme durability. Tiles are created with heat-pressure applied to colored vinyl chips, and often simulate the look of stone, terrazzo, concrete and even wood. When cut into geometric shapes, VCTs can be placed in eye-pleasing, colorful patterns.
- Damage from abrasions and impacts is negligible
- Installation requires a clean, level sub-floor
- Maintenance: Frequent sweep & mop, plus occasional waxing & buffing
- Mechanical buffers and stripping with chemical agents prolong floor life
- Manufactured with recycled material
- Contributes to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
- Absence of PVCs means no harmful dioxins, plasticizers or halogens seep into groundwater