Helpful tips

What size does VCT tile come in?

What size does VCT tile come in?

12″ x 12″ inch
Vinyl composite tiles come standard in 12″ x 12″ inch square tiles and each box of vinyl tile contains a total of 45 square feet per box. There are hundreds of clearance VCT Tile colors and can be installed in checkerboard, solid or custom tile patterns.

How thick is Armstrong VCT?

1/8 in
1/8 in.

How thick is VCT tile?

VCT is comprised of natural limestone, filler materials, a thermoplastic binder and color pigments. The individual tiles come in all shapes and sizes, but your typical VCT tile is about 12” x 12” and 1/8” thick.

What is the difference between VCT and LVT?

The design versatility of LVT is endless, while VCT is limited in design and pattern choices. While the initial material cost is less for VCT, when factoring in maintenance, LVT long term costs are much less. Compared to VCT, luxury vinyl flooring is easier to clean/maintain.

Does VCT tile need to be sealed?

VCT should be sealed a few days after it is installed. VCT, or vinyl composite tile, is used in homes as a low-maintenance floor covering. For these reasons, VCT should always be sealed a few days or weeks after installation with a clear, acrylic floor polish.

How much is VCT per sqft?

Cost of Vinyl Flooring by Type

Type Average Costs per Square Foot (Material Only)
VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile) $3 – $5
Plank $3 – $7
LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) $5 – $10.
LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) $5 – $12

Is VCT tile waterproof?

Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT) – These are less expensive vinyl squares that are 12 x 12″. You often see them in schools, grocery stores or Chinese take-out restaurants. These tiles are pretty water resistant too.

Does VCT tile have asbestos?

Many vinyl composite tiles produced prior to the 1980s and installed up to 1984 were made with asbestos fibers. VCT that contains asbestos may be dark in color, including black or burgundy. They may measure 9, 12 or 13 inches square. Inhaling asbestos fibers may lead to lung damage or lung cancer.

Is VCT tile toxic?

Ceramic tile is generally a safe, non-toxic flooring option that is easy to maintain. It’s important to ask the distributor and installer specific questions about the safety of the grout, the ventilation process used during installation and any other materials used that could cause toxic fumes.

Does VCT tile need to be rolled?

Most of us don’t roll the VCT. As far as spreading the adhesive, you can spread the whole floor. It needs to feel dry to the touch. You can even put the tile down the next day.

How do I make my VCT tile shine?

How to Get VCT Tile to Shine

  1. Sweep the vinyl composition tile floor thoroughly—along the baseboards and in the corners—with a nylon-bristle broom, followed by a second sweeping with a dust mop.
  2. Mop the floor with a VCT cleaning solution — as recommended by the flooring manufacturer — according to label directions.

What is the best way to clean VCT tile?

Daily cleaning regimen Involves sweeping and dust mopping dirt and soil off VCT surfaces, a crucial step to prevent damage to the tile finish. Then, damp mop or auto-scrub floors using a neutral-impact professional tile cleaner to remove particulate left behind.

How much does a square foot of VCT tile cost?

Commercial tile manufacturers like Armstrong are known for durable and stylish designs. The average price for 12 inch by 12 inch VCT tile is just under $1 per square foot and $1.50-$2 for premium vinyl tiles like 12″ x 24″.

Which is the best VCT for commercial flooring?

A Classic Economical Value. The durable construction of Excelon VCT ensures lasting beauty in high-traffic areas, while flowing linear patterns, organic looks, and densely patterned earth tones effectively mask scuffs and soil in busy commercial spaces. Developed through our Continuum Solutions, Excelon VCT harmonizes with other products across…

Do you have to pressure install VCT tile?

Even though the tile was nice and tacky (this adhesive is workable for many hours) it would not allow for movement once a tile was set. Your first tile set would need to be very near perfect… sort of. Read on> Place tile carefully and don’t apply pressure until you are certain it is in place.

What kind of flooring is Armstrong VCT made of?

Made in the USA, Armstrong VCT is designed to have modular flexibility with a true through-pattern. Manufactured to Armstrong Flooring’s Diamond 10 Standard of Quality, this budget-friendly tile provides performance at a great value. Another great option is if your looking for ideas on a unique peppered look, is Armstrong Stonetex.