Chapter 2, Market Trend Analysis, Regional Market Trend, Market Trend by Product Type [,, Vinyl Sheet, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) & Vinyl Composition Tile
(VCT)], Market Trend by Application [Residential, Non-Residential, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Retail, Office & Others];
Vinyl composition tile
(VCT) is the stuff commonly used in kitchens, schools and stores.
VCT (vinyl composition tile
) is the most popular form of vinyl, and it's generally the lowest price point in commercial resilient flooring.
Using a product that is designed to meet the specific needs of this population may be initially more expensive, but when viewed over 10 years is less costly than vinyl composition tile
, with replacement costs occurring every 10 to 12 years rather than every 2 to 3 years.
We have used linoleum to replace VCT (vinyl composition tile
) in other KPFIA projects as well.
Problems most often occur with non-breathable floorcoverings such as vinyl, resin terrazzo, plastic-backed carpet, or vinyl composition tile
. The primary cause of the problem is moisture vapor that emits from the concrete--it can result in debonding, bubbling, or warping of the floorcovering from moisture vapor condensing beneath the floorcovering.
If you're good at measuring and are comfortable using a utility knife, you'll have no problem installing a basic vinyl composition tile
The owner's life cycle cost analysis, based upon the purchase price negotiated by the architects, showed that carpet would be less expensive than the vinyl composition tile
originally contemplated for the project.
Sustainability of vinyl composition tile
and hardwood floors is also explained.
Throughout the facility we used vinyl composition tile
in a subtle diamond and dot pattern to provide an illusion of stone.