Vinyl Plank, Vinyl Sheet, Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) Southern California.
TYPES OF VINYL FLOORING
LUXURY VINYL TILE AND PLANK FLOORING
The flooring material is laid down in a variety of sizes of planks and tiles. Luxury vinyl tile is laid in individual pieces and can be grouted to replicate the look of ceramic tile. The planks are available in a smooth, distressed, and hand scraped finish allowing the floor to look nearly like that of a real hardwood floor.
ADVANTAGES OF VINYL
Vinyl floors are a popular option among homeowners for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Vinyl flooring is water and stain resistant, versatile, and durable. It is comfortable under foot and reduces noise, which can be important for owners with children or pets. Vinyl floors are an attractive and economical solution to your flooring needs.
VINYL FLOORS MEAN EASY CARE
Taking care of a vinyl floor is easy. To keep your floor looking like new and avoid scratches, simply mop or dust mop regularly to remove loose dirt or grit. Glides or cushioned bottom protectors under chairs and table legs also help prevent possible scratching, and floor mats at all outside doorways keep dirt from coming inside. If you have questions about installing or maintaining your vinyl flooring, or would like to browse a wide array of vinyl options for your home or business, we have knowledgeable staff who are ready to help. We carry top brands, including Congoleum, Mannington, and Armstrong vinyl flooring.
VINYL COMPOSITION TILE
What is VCT?
VCT, or vinyl composite tile, is a resilient floor tile. VCT is a very hard tile, so it is extremely durable. Applications you will most often find VCT in commercial buildings. Schools and grocery stores generally use VCT because of the high traffic levels in these buildings.
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, a professional should remove it. VCT installation is similar to that of other floor tiles. Glue the VCT to the sub-floor. 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 is simple; 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.