Shop Flooring: PVC Tiles
Easy-to-install products offer lots of color options
Available in a variety of colors and sizes, PVC tiles have interlocking tabs, some of which create almost invisible seams. Quick to install, these tiles lend a bright and modern look to a concrete floor. In this short article, find out how to install PVC tiles and where to buy them.
Laying PVC flooring
The tight interlocking tabs are joined easily with a mallet. Knock the interlocking edges into place with a rubber mallet for a snug, flush seam.
Trim the tiles with a utility knife and a straightedge. PVC tiles are thin enough to be cut to size with a standard utility knife.
A clean finish. Some manufacturers offer edge strips, which are snapped on or glued into place.
Where to buy
RESILIA FloorSurfaces Inc.
Approximate cost: $3.45 per sq. ft.
Resilia interlocking tiles come in a choice of 20 colors, and for a surcharge, custom colors may be ordered. These 1/4-in.-thick tiles are 12 in. square and
have a hidden interlocking joint, which leaves only a hairline seam between tiles.
LOCK-TILE Evertile Flooring Co.
Approximate cost: $3.20 per sq. ft.
Lock-tile pieces are 1/4 in. thick and 19-5/8 in. square. They come in nine colors (custom colors may be ordered but only in large quantities). The interlocking tabs create a snug but exposed joint.
TUFF-SEAL Flooring Adventures
Approximate cost: $4.95 per sq. ft.
Tuff-Seal PVC tiles are 1/4 in. thick and 18 in. square and come in seven colors. The hidden interlocking dovetail-shaped tabs create a secure and nearly invisible connection, leaving only a hairline gap between adjoining tiles.
Here are some other sources of PVC tiles:
Craftsman garage tiles
Approx. $2.75 per sq. ft.
Gladiator Flex Tile
Approx. $4.52 per sq. ft.
Trafficmaster garage tiles
Approx. $2.47 per sq. ft.
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-Excerpt from Workshop Solutions 2008