Which Temporary Ground Covering Solutions Is The Best For The Cost?
February 1, 2018
In the case of flooring, the most widely used inexpensive tiles are those of VCT. This has made almost every place, small or big store look modern and clean, especially with the choice of color and pattern. Of course, they have been moving away from many places, but still, there are areas where an inexpensive material is alright for various reasons. However, these areas must be chosen based on the limitations of these materials. These are the so-called temporary solutions, and they do not serve any better purpose than offering a good-looking flooring than the simple concrete one.But, compared to VCT there is a slightly better solution that has almost replaced it with many other areas of application where VCT fails. Though, both are inexpensive flooring solutions and only applied where the low-cost factor is the highest priority. Here we begin with the old and almost gone from metropolitan cities, the commercial vinyl flooring.
What areas are good for it?
Let’s talk the other way round. What are the areas it cannot be used for? What are its enemies? The first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is water. Yes, water is the most dreadful enemy of this flooring material. Having been used for buses and trains in industrial storage areas wherever there are only dry goods, it has become a menace in other areas. The water if found any place to seep beneath it starts to dissolve the adhesive and the flooring comes out. You might have seen it in many places, but never realized what you are looking at are these VCT tiles. They are laid over the perfectly level floor with a substrate with an adhesive on it.
Second is keeping it away from chemicals. This is a highly toxic material it comes in contact with chemicals or burnt in the fire. So it must not be used in hazardous areas. The perfectly dry areas, shops, etc. are the best places to use them. It can take spills once in a while depending on the quality of work.
The next thing on the list is the epoxy flooring. This is the complementary inexpensive flooring that works in all areas where VCT doesn’t work. It is relatively expensive, but easy to install, hygienic, safe and without additives or solvents. It is also non-porous and waterproof that saves you from the biggest fear of spilling anything.Hence, the two inexpensive flooring types with some modifications are new and widely used in developing countries.