Tile Installation Floor Services USA Renovations, Inc.

Tile Installation Floor Services USA Renovations, Inc.

Tile Installation

VCT Floor Tile Installation

Vinyl Composition Tile referred to as VCT. Customarily VCT is available in twelve or eighteen inch squares, with endless color options and patterns to choose from. Vinyl composition tiles are inexpensive, virtually indestructible, and easier to install than most other flooring materials. You will find VCT used in most commercial buildings. Schools and grocery stores generally use VCT because of the high traffic levels and the ease of maintenance in these buildings. With our specialty tile removal equipment, our crews can remove large areas of old tile and replace new VCT on your project quickly and efficiently.

Vinyl Composition Tile referred to as VCT, is made from polyvinyl esters and inorganic fillers. Polyvinyl esters are manufactured using the same process as used for PVC and is composed of chlorine from common salt and from crude oil. Compared with other types of vinyl flooring, vinyl composition tile (VCT) contains a high proportion of inorganic filler. Fillers increase the dimensional solidity and reduce the elasticity of vinyl flooring. They also improve flame spread rating and reduce smoke generation. Calcium carbonate (limestone) is the preferred filler in vinyl flooring. Talc and clay are rarely used because of the stiffening effect. In the past, asbestos was used as a filler.

Customarily VCT is available in twelve or eighteen inch squares, with endless color options and patterns to choose from. Vinyl composition tiles are inexpensive, virtually indestructible, and easier to install than most other flooring materials. You will find VCT used in most commercial buildings. Schools and grocery stores generally use VCT because of the high traffic levels and the ease of maintenance in these buildings. With our specialty tile removal equipment, our crews can remove large areas of old tile and replace new VCT on your project quickly and efficiently.

Some Things You Should Know About VCT:

  • Doesn’t crack like ceramic tile
  • VCT has a low life cycle cost
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Extremely durable
  • Unlimited Colors and Patterns
  • Scuff, burn, dent, and grease resistant

Preparing for VCT Installation

VCT installation requires a clean, level sub-floor. If the sub-floor has dips, fill them in with leveling compound. Sand down high areas in the sub-floor. If you must remove an old vinyl floor from 1990 or earlier, get it tested for asbestos. If it contains asbestos, it must be professionally removed.

Installation

VCT installation is similar to that of other floor tiles. Glue the VCT to the sub-floor once it has been properly prepared. There are different types of adhesive; the main difference in each is the amount of time you have to work with it.

Caring for VCT

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To care for VCT, sweep often and mop the tiles with a mild cleaner as needed. You may have a cleaning service use a floor cleaning and polishing machine on VCT periodically, depending on the traffic and amount of wear. If you have any questions, contact the tile manufacturer for more detailed instructions.

PVC Flooring

PVC (Plasticized polyvinyl chloride) makes comfortable, safe and stylish floors for buildings of every size and use all over the world and at a price within the reach of millions. These floors are no less than a quiet transformation in the flooring industry. PVC makes a soft and flexible finished product. Manufacturers have exact control over production needs, can keep costs down and can achieve requirements in specific areas as diverse as design and hygiene. PVC floor coverings are designed for use in such facilities as hospitals, health-care centers, administration and office buildings, schools, nurseries, as well as commercial, retail and industrial facilities. PVC tiles can handle equipment traffic such as forklifts and are ideal for many industrial/commercial applications. These tiles are also resistant to oil, petroleum, grease, anti-freeze and most chemicals.

Plasticized PVC (polyvinyl chloride) makes comfortable, safe and stylish floors for buildings of every size and use all over the world and at a price within the reach of millions. These floors are no less than a quiet transformation in the flooring industry, dependent on phthalate plasticizers.

Flooring manufacturers combine phthalates with PVC powder to make a soft and flexible finished product. Thanks to phthalates, manufacturers have exact control over production needs, can keep costs down and can achieve requirements in specific areas as diverse as design and hygiene.

PVC floor coverings are designed for use in such facilities as hospitals, health-care centers, administration and office buildings, schools, nurseries, as well as commercial, retail and industrial facilities. PVC tiles can handle equipment traffic such as forklifts and are ideal for many industrial/commercial applications. These tiles are also resistant to oil, petroleum, grease, anti-freeze and most chemicals.

TYPES OF PVC FLOORING AVAILABLE

  • Anti-slip
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Conductive
  • Imitation Metal
  • High Gloss
  • Imitation Cork
  • Imitation Wood
  • Printed PVC

Porcelain & Ceramic Tile

Flooring options have never been more plentiful than they are today. New innovations in tile producing technologies have given new life to porcelain and ceramic floor tiles. From large format porcelain tiles to rustic ceramic tiles, low maintenance and durability accompany each style. Ceramic and porcelain floor tiles share many characteristics. Both are durable and often up to commercial grade in hardness and strength. Both offer ease of cleaning and care, and are available in wide variety of styles, colors and finishes. These tiles can add rich, natural beauty to your flooring and/or bathroom application or design using either glazed ceramic or porcelain tile. No matter your budget or taste, whether designing a “stand-out area” in a church, school or store, these tiles offer an incredible wealth of design options that work together to help create your own inspired, amazing space.

Ceramic VS. Porcelain Tiles

CERAMIC TILES are clay bodied tiles with a glaze baked on the surface. This glaze may contain a pattern, be a solid color, or have a mottled or marbled appearance. Because of this glaze, the color of the tile will not go all the way through the clay body. Meaning, that if this tile were to be chipped or cracked, the clay body underneath would show through.

Ceramic tiles can be further broken down into wall or floor tiles. Ceramic floor tiles tend to be thicker than wall tiles, and have a more durable, slip resistant glaze. While ceramic floor tiles can used on walls, it is inadvisable to use wall tiles on the floor.

PORCELAIN TILES are what’s known as a through body material. This means that the color and patterning of the material goes straight through the clay body. This type of manufacturing makes a harder, more durable tile, and in the event that something was to chip a tile, it would be more difficult to discern the chip, as the color of the tile would not change.

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Advantages:

  • Classic appearance tile holds an ancient mystique and todays tile products perform better than ever
  • Ease of maintenance stain-resistant and easily cleaned with sweeping and occasional mopping
  • Ceramic tile is one of the most long-lasting types of flooring surfaces and great for high-traffic areas
  • Ceramic tile offers nearly unlimited color choices, textures and finishes to fit any decor from bright to subdued


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