Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a finished flooring material used primarily in commercial and institutional applications. The tiles are composed of colored vinyl chips formed into solid sheets of varying thicknesses (1/8” is most common) by heat and pressure and cut into 12” squares. Tiles are applied to a smooth, leveled sub-floor using a specially formulated vinyl adhesive that remains tacky but does not completely dry. Tiles are typically waxed and buffed after installation using special materials and equipment.

Vinyl tile is favored over other kinds of flooring materials in 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. Tiles are available in a variety of colors from several major flooring manufacturers. Tiles can be cut and assembled into colorful and decorative patterns.


Solid Vinyl Tile (SVT)

A solid vinyl tile, unlike VCT is made of vinyl material only. Obviously the cost is higher but the tile do perform better in high traffic areas and often do not need to be waxed which reduces the maintenance costs and downtime. It is the perfect choice for heavy use areas like school foyers and hallways, convenience stores and healthcare facilities.

There are many manufactures of SVT, Mannington, Armstrong, Toli & Karndean to name just a few. Though they vary in price and designs, most companies make the tile to look much like natural wood flooring or stone.

Karndean



Karndean Design flooring's award winning and innovative LooseLay LVT Flooring is now available. LooseLay is acoustically quiet, quick to install and supplied with a 10 year commercial warranty.

To find out more about LooseLay Flooring please call our office and ask to speak with customer service.

Rubber Flooring

What is Rubber Flooring?

Simply put, rubber flooring is flooring which is made from rubber. There are a number of different formats for this type of flooring, ranging from rubber tiles which are designed to be installed as a permanent flooring solution to rubber pads which can be overlaid onto existing flooring. The primary advantage of rubber flooring is that it is extremely springy. This makes it comfortable to walk, stand, and work on. It is often installed in environments like hospitals, retail stores, and kitchens because people spend a lot of time on their feet in these businesses, and a springy floor can make their work more comfortable.

It also reduces the risk of injuries which can be caused by standing on hard flooring for extended periods of time. Flooring specifically designed for the purpose of easing strain on the feet and legs is sometimes called anti-fatigue flooring. In companies which require static control, rubber flooring is a favored static control method, as it is nonconductive. Static control floors are often installed in companies which deal with electronics, as static can damage or ruin electronic components. In addition to installing rubber floors, these companies may also take other measures to reduce static.

Major manufactures of rubber flooring products include Roppe, Johnsonite & Nora to name a few. Please follow the links below for additional information:

http://www.roppe.com/default.asp
http://www.johnsonite.com/Default.aspx?tabid=757
http://www.nora.com/us/products

Rubber Floor Maintenance

Rubber flooring requires no finishing, waxing or sealing. All rubber floor coverings have a dense, nonporous and dirt-repellant surface—eliminating the need to use unfriendly, harsh cleaning chemicals. Understanding how to properly clean and maintain your new rubber floor, even by using just water, will help you keep it looking attractive for years to come.

Ceramic/Stone/Porcelain

Parsons represents both interior and exterior hard surface products from MSI Stone, American Olean and Dal Tile to name a few. For product catalogs please go the links below:

MSI Stone

Whether you are installing tile in your residence or for a commercial project, MSI supplies a wide assortment of colors and choices including Granite, Marble, Travertine, Porcelain, Slate, Limestone, Onyx, Ceramic, Quartzite, and Sandstone.

Dal Tile

American Olean