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VCT, also know as vinyl composition tile, is a mixture of limestone, thermoplastic binder, fillers and pigments. This mixture contains colored vinyl chips formed into solid sheets of varying thickness (1/8` is most common) by heat and pressure and cut into squares of the desired size and shape. After installation the tiles must be given several coats of high quality floor polish to protect the surface. VCT is primarily used in commercial and institutional applications because it offers affordable pricing, durability, easy installation and assorted colors and patterns.

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Tarkett Composition Tile
...tion tiles provide economic value and a multitude of patterns and quality options to optimize performance across a number of high traffic installation areas. From the original vinyl composition tile (VCT), to vinyl enhanced tile (VET) and solid vinyl tile (SVT), composite tiles are budget friendly and withstand heavy foot and rolling traffic. US-made and low-emitting, composite tile contributes to...
Vinyl Composition Tile (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 m...