Vinyl Tile Installation
Vinyl flooring material that is mainly used in commercial and residential applications as a low cost alternative. Vinyl tiles are made of coloured vinyl chips which are formed into tiles through extreme heat and pressure, and then cut into 12” tiles. Vinyl tiles are quite popular in today’s flooring and décor, as there are countless variations of designs available. Vinyl tiles are also affordable and very easy in installation, which makes it a great choice for quick interior transformation!
What Are The Benefits To Vinyl Tiles?
Variety – Vinyl tiles are available in an incredible array of designs, quality, textures, patterns and colours, which makes them very flexible in many in home or in-office installations.
Fast & Easy – Vinyl tile is a very simple flooring material to install, as most of the time it already comes with an adhesive pee-and-stick back. It is also one of the quickest flooring procedures.
Affordability – Vinyl tiles are very cost effective, and may entirely transform your space well within your budget. Most of vinyl tiles are sold as 12”x 12” squares, which makes calculations and budgeting very easy.
Easy Maintenance – Vinyl flooring or linoleum is considered quite simple in maintenance. Generally regular sweeping or mopping is ideal. There are also various polishing and cleaning compound recommendations available from vinyl tile manufacturers.
Vinyl Tile Installation Process
The process of installing Porcelain Tiles is very similar to that of Ceramic Tiles. However, there are some differences: porcelain is more difficult to cut than ceramic and can be more brittle, so it is important to use the right cutting tools and to hire professionals who are familiar with installing porcelain tiles. This installation process requires patience, but the end result is worth it!
Prior to installation of vinyl, the floor should be measured by length and width of the room to achieve a square footage measurement. Normally the vinyl tiles will measure 12” x 12”, and many already come with a peel and stick adhesive finish to assist with easy installation.
Vinyl tile can be installed on almost any existing surface such as tile, sub-floor, porcelain, or wood, with the exception of soft carpet. The surface needs to be dry, flat and clear of any debris and imperfections, prior to installation of vinyl tiles. If needed, a self-leveling compound can be used to fill any holes or cracks.
There are two kinds of vinyl available, rolled vinyl flooring which needs to be cut with a very sharp razor knife, and plank vinyl, which is easier to work with and also produces minimal waste. The installers at Mila Tiles will go through the options with you to see which one fits best to your interior.
Prior to installation of the tiles, the center of the room is found through measurement. Initial placement of the tiles always provides a good idea of the bigger picture which will be created later, once the tiles are in place.
Once the pattern has been established, vinyl tile installation takes place. Whether the tiles have been previously cut or a roll is installed, it is important to use a heavy floor roller so to avoid any bumps, imperfections or air bubbles from occurring.
Note: It is recommended to wait a couple of days prior to returning heavy appliances and furniture back onto the floor, because the vinyl tile adhesive must firmly seal.