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Vinyl composition tile (VCT) installation

Another type of flooring Rob often installs is VCT. Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a finished flooring material used primarily in commercial and institutional applications.  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 using special materials and equipment. Below are some examples of VCT installation.vct installationvct tile pattern

Before vct installationAfter Vct installation

Carpeting after flood prevention

    Our customer in this job was having problems with water seeping into their basement so they have a flood prevention system installed but this system ruined their tile floor around the perimeter. Making the best out of a bad situation our customer decided to have carpet installed. The only problem was they wanted padding underneath and since that requires nailing tackless strips around the perimeter (which would damage the flood prevention system) our customer thought they could only have a carpet glued down. We explained to them it was possible to have padding we just have to glue the tackless strips down a few days before installation of the carpet.

        A few days later we returned to complete the installation. First we installed a special water resistant padding, this helps stop any moisture from rising into the carpet.

Of course after the padding came the carpet.

This job did have a seam so after one side was completed we moved the furniture and began work on the other side.

     After the seam was complete Rob finished the rest of the carpet installation.