What is VCT?

Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a finished flooring material used primarily in commercial and institutional applications. Modern vinyl floor tiles and sheet flooring and versions of those products sold since the early 1980s are composed of colored polyvinyl chloride (PVC) chips formed into solid sheets of varying thicknesses (1/8″ is most common) by heat and pressure.

Floor tiles are cut into modular shapes such 12″ x 12″ squares or 12″ x 24″ rectangles. In installation the floor tiles or sheet flooring are applied to a smooth, leveled sub-floor using a specially formulated vinyl adhesive or tile mastic that remains pliable. In commercial applications some tiles are typically waxed and buffed using special materials and equipment.

Modern vinyl floor tile is frequently chosen for high-traffic areas because of its low cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. Vinyl tiles have high resilience to abrasion and impact damage and can be repeatedly refinished with chemical strippers and mechanical buffing equipment. If properly installed, tiles can be easily removed and replaced when damaged.

VCT Manufacturers

Cobblestone Peach

Armstrong Overview

Our VCT sets the industry standard. Customers continually rate our tile No. 1 for quality, durability, value and service. Visuals range from traffic-hiding, through-color chips to distinctive, non-directional patterns. Our Stonetex tile is available in two sizes – 18”x18” and 12”x12” – an industry first!

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Morning Time

Azrock Overview

Azrock Textile VCT boasts a contemporary textile modular visual with the traditional value and durability of vinyl composition tile. Random patterning gives the look of striated yarns running directionally. No two pieces are alike allowing for a unique textile look ideal for high traffic areas. By simply quarter turning the tiles or checker-boarding more than one color allows for stunning design possibilities.

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Silver Pine

Mannington Overview

Our vinyl composition tile performs beautifully under the highest traffic, highest maintenance conditions. Its through-pattern construction of color and pattern extends throughout the thickness of the tile, making scuffs and scrapes virtually undetectable. Whether in neutrals, pastels or saturated vibrant colors, our VCT is stylish, durable and economical. Even more importantly, it contains increasingly high percentages of recycled content, because we have invested heavily in the creation of technologically advanced, innovative takeback programs.

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