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Thermoplastic tiles

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These tiles form a resilient surface. The tiles are hard-wearing, water-resistant and can contain PVC. They are tough and inexpensive, but can appear clinical and cold.

Once you have decided on the tile, note its length and width and measure the room carefully. Measure its length and divide it by the length of one tile. Round up the number of tiles to the next whole number. Now measure the width of the room and divide that by the width of the tile, round up the number of tiles to the nearest whole number. Multiply the two whole numbers together. This will give the number of tiles required to tile the room. Try our Floor Tile Calculator page to give you a rough guide to the number required.

It is always wise to buy a few extra tiles to keep as spares in case of accidental damage in the future.

Cleaning and caring

They should be swept rather than vacuumed, as the end of some vacuums can scratch the surface. Use undiluted cleaner to remove scuff marks. Do not use solvent products on this surface. Wash with water and liquid floor cleaner and treat with water-emulsion wax.

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