Although ceramic tiles have been around for centuries, there is a new player in town and has garnered the vows of flooring professionals. It's called Vinyl Composition Tile or VCT. Fiber Tech Services, LLC offer the best VCT tile cleaning in Rock Hill, SC. VCTs are made from polyvinyl chloride or PVC and are available in varying thicknesses. These are precut in to 12 by 12 squares or 12 by 24 rectangles. VCTs have certain advantages over ceramic tiles.
Easy to Install and Remove
Ceramic floors are designed to last forever. That is, if they don't crack prematurely and ceramic tiles can be notoriously fragile. Also, interior design trends change fast and when that happens and you previously chose ceramic flooring, you're in for some big costs, both on time and money. VCT, on the other hand, is really easy to install, remove, and reinstall. Like ceramic tiles, VCT is available in a wide variety of colors and styles so you can customize the look of your floors however you like it.
Custom cutting ceramic is possible but expensive and wasteful. It also calls for special skills and tools, which amount to additional service fees. VCT can easily be cut using a utility knife. Smoother curves and sharper edges are also more easily achievable when cutting VCT.
Stable and Durable
Durability is measured on how much use a tile type can take, while stability refers to the tile's ability to hold its shape against temperature and moisture changes.
Ceramic tiles last a really long time and that has been proven by historic buildings that still have the same ceramic flooring they had when they were first built. But it is prone to cracking and when it cracks, it can be tough to repair. Installing ceramic flooring is also complicated and even small mistakes can lead to big issues. Stability is where ceramic tiles shine. It won't change in shape and size due to moisture or heat. That stability is also the reason why it can easily crack.
VCT is well suited for heavy traffic installation due to its durability. Modern VCTs are also more stable than the older versions. VCT also has a certain flex that allows it to dissipate force. They also don't crack under heavy weight or sudden impact.
Better for the Environment
Ceramic tiles are smashed into pieces when they need to be removed so it can't be recycled. Reusing ceramic tiles is also not advisable since it will require the removal of every bit of mortar. The most broken ceramic tiles can be used for is in landfills.
VCT is made from recycled material and is also highly recyclable itself. This makes the tile more environment-friendly since it can be reused and recycled.
Cleaning VCT is also a less complex than cleaning ceramic tiles since there is no grout where dirt and grime can accumulate and mold and mildew can grow. If you have VCT flooring and it needs to be cleaned professionally, call Fiber Tec Services, LLC as they offer VCT tile cleaning in Rock Hill, SC. Call us today at 803-487-7476.