What is Self-Adhesive Vinyl Flooring Tile?
Self-adhesive vinyl flooring is always a tile product, in which individual tiles using solid vinyl or composite vinyl have a layer of adhesive applied to the bottom of the tiles during the manufacturing process. Luxury vinyl flooring generally is not available as a self-adhesive product.
The adhesive on the tiles is then covered over with a protective paper backing. Flooring installation involves simply peeling away and discarding the paper backing, then positioning the tiles within the flooring layout and pressing them down against the underlayment to bond it in place. Successful application requires an underlayment that is perfectly smooth and clean; grainy, wet, or dusty floors may not allow the tiles to stick properly. Peel-and-stick tiles often come loose over time if the underlayment is not solid and clean, although the bond can be suitably durable with a very good underlayment. The strength of the glues used can increase the holding power of the tiles, but stronger glues may also be more toxic, with more gases emitted.
Vinyl is one of the most versatile flooring products on the market, and peel-and-stick tiles are available in a more limited, but still impressive, range of styles. They have, however, begun to fade in popularity somewhat as luxury vinyl flooring is gaining in market share.
Thickness: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm
Wear Layer: 0.1mm ~ 0.7mm
Size: 6"x36" / 6"x48" / 9"x36" / 9"x48"