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Unread 01-17-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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VCT install in basement

Hi guys and gals, we are finally onto another project in the house. I know this is ceramic tile forum but I didn't know if any of you pros or novices knew much about installing VCT. I'm installing it in my laundry in the basement and there is an existing floor drain, it is in the middle of the room and I wasn't sure how to finish it off. Do i place a tile over it and poke holes in it or what. Thanks to all who respond! Looking forward to another finished project!
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Unread 01-17-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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I installed vct last year and still have to finish the other side of the basement. I have no drain holes, but for some reason I feel that I have seen vinyl concrete tile surrounding drain holes. what I would do is trace the drain circle (get the diameter and draw on a piece of cardboard) and lay out the tile as they will meet and then trace the circle onto the tile and then cut with a knife. I guess you could lay them and then cut where the drain is but I am note sure if this will be harder or easier. it may not matter but I wouldn't want to have all that adhesive mess to deal with while I am cutting. good luck.
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Unread 01-17-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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At the drain you want to cut out the VCT around the drain. A real sharp utility blade should do it for you. If there is a dip in the floor here you might find that if you heat up the tile with a hair dryer or heat gun you can get the tile to lay down and follow the contour of the floor better.
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