Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) Flooring Buyer's Guide
- Andrew Uhacz
As a business looking for a durable or scratch resistant surface, you may get confused at some of the industry terms. It's really not as complicated as it sounds. One good option you should strongly consider first is resilient vinyl tile also known as vinyl composition tile or VCT flooring.
Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
With this flooring option, you get a mixture of limestone, thermoplastic binder, fillers, and pigments for a highly durable floor. Using colored vinyl chips, you'll find these as solid sheets made at various thickness levels. The most common way you'll find these sold are in square shapes with plenty of customized choices on size.
You'll need some floor polish on this vinyl after it's installed. Yet, it one of the simplest flooring options to install. It's also very affordable with excellent durability.
Here at Floor City, our Standard Excelon Imperial Texture is now our #1 VCT tile flooring collection. It's no secret why considering the customization in colors. You can choose either modern or vintage colors to suit your business's brand.
You'll find this flooring excellent for retail stores or garage floors.
Definition of VCT
VCT stands for Vinyl Composition Tile. VCT Flooring often refers to commercial grade vinyl composite tiles that are made colored polyvinyl chloride (PVC) chips shaped into solid sheets in 1/8" (0.125) in. thickness or 3/32" inch using heat and pressing to form tile squares in standard sizes of 12" x 12" and 12" x 24" & special order sizes of 16" x 16" and 18" x 18" available by some manufacturers. Define VCT as a commercial vinyl flooring material that can be used in both public applications and in your home. VCT is commonly used in basements and garages because of it's durability but is designed for large retail spaces such as department stores or school class rooms, hallways and cafeteria spaces.
Why VCT Flooring?
- Strong & Stylish: Vinyl composition tile is durable and designed for high foot traffic spaces like retails stores.
- Resilient Vinyl Tile: VCT Tiles are affordable alternatives to polished concrete floors or natural stone tile.
- Proven Performance: VCT Flooring is easy to clean and can last for decades with regular floor maintenance.
Looking for Mannington VCT?
As of June 16th 2017, Mannington no longer offers or manufactures VCT flooring and has sold their manufacturing mill to Armstrong Commercial Flooring. Mannington has decided to focus on luxury vinyl tile flooring instead of vinyl composition tile. Although the cost of LVT flooring is significantly more than VCT if you can afford luxury vinyl floors; it is easier to maintenance and even more long lasting than vinyl composite tile. Again, it's nearly 2 to 4 times the cost of standard vinyl floor tiles.
VCT Tile Manufacturer
Where to Buy VCT Tile
- Floor City
- Home Depot
- Tags: Vinyl