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Vinyl composite tile: What you need to know

Vinyl composite tile, often called VCT, is a version of standard or resilient vinyl that you can find at the Xterior Plus showroom in Wytheville, VA.

Xterior Plus has been serving the Western Virginia area for decades. When looking to make your home's vision a reality, we can guide you through the entire process, from inception to design and installation. We have a large inventory of flooring products, from carpet to hardwood and tile to luxury vinyl and more. Since we understand the importance of proper coordination, we offer a range of home improvement products, such as doors, windows, and siding, etc. As Virginia-licensed Class-A contractors, you can rest assured that everything will be installed correctly and professionally.

Visit our showroom in Wytheville, VA, and ask about our free in-home estimates. We also service surrounding areas such as Max Meadows, Galax, Hillsville, Pulaski, and Dublin.

What is VCT?

Renowned for its strength, durability, and a very affordable price, it is great for commercial applications or as flooring in heavily trafficked residential rooms. It can mimic wood, tile, or stone and comes in a variety of patterns, colors, and designs, lending an air of elegance to any installation. Available with various slip-resistant surfaces, it is a noise absorber and can last for 15-20 years with proper care.

Installation can be done on most level surfaces and is easier than most flooring materials. There are two types of this composite tile: peel and stick where each vinyl piece has a liner on the backing or an adhesive method. Yes, you can also use adhesive with peel and stick for a firmer hold. The tiles come in 12 X 12 size, with a different grading system for residential or commercial so be sure to tell the retailer exactly how you plan to use them.

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How is it different from luxury vinyl tile (LVT)?

LVT is a hard surface material made of 100% vinyl and has many more design options than VCT. That makes the former the preferred choice by designers, especially those creating retail spaces and restaurant locations. It's also not susceptible to moisture and has different wear layer thicknesses to accommodate various durability needs. VCT adds limestone and some other fillers to its composition, while it does have many design options, they are still fewer than LVT. VCT is porous, so it needs routine waxing and polishing. It's also a flat product; unlike LVT, there is little embossing.