Solid Vinyl Tile

Description

Solid vinyl tile (SVT) is a type of flexible resilient flooring produced in tiles and is often used in healthcare, institutional, and educational settings. SVT is produced by cutting homogeneous sheet vinyl into tiles or using molds to make the tiles. It is versatile and easy to handle and can be used to create patterns and shapes within an overall creative floor design.

Construction

Solid Vinyl Tile

Advantages of Solid Vinyl Tile

  • Through-color construction provides even wear and a consistent appearance over time.
  • The product can be heat welded and coved into an integral base.
  • Performs under heavy rolling loads – which is ideal for healthcare settings and other installations requiring equipment or furnishings to be rolled from space to space.
  • Shapes of the tiles ranging in size from 12 x 12 to 36 x 36 providing design flexibility.
  • Electrotile Conductive Tile (CVT) and Static Dissipative Tile (SDT) are solid vinyl that include characteristics that meet performance requirements for spaces that require electrical resistance where sensitive electronic equipment is used, such as in healthcare, institutional, and commercial environments.

Installation

The installation and considerations that govern solid vinyl tile are similar to vinyl sheet products, but there is less weight to manage because of the smaller tile sizes. It is the best of both worlds, as SVT has similar product construction, properties, and performance as sheet products, but can be easier to install because of the smaller sizes and less weight. SVT is a no-wax solution and is flexible – therefore it can be coved up the wall and heat welded to create an integral base.

Because SVT is in tiles, repairs or replacement of tiles allows for flooring repairs to be made with less disruption to an overall area that requires a larger piece of sheet product to be installed as the replacement.

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