I'm trying to determine this type of common floor tile covering. Can anyone help me identify?

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This is called VCT, Vinyl Composition tile. It's normally installed with adhesive and maintained with various cleaners and polishes. It's very common in commercial installations.

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    It can be repeatedly stripped and refinished since it's a solid, full-thickness material.
    – isherwood
    Mar 21, 2019 at 17:59
  • In some cases the tiles are actually possible to remove one by one. "Computer flooring" as we used to call it - you can run wires below the floor, and the tiles facilitate access if necessary. But you can also lay them as a regular floor. Mar 22, 2019 at 13:15
  • @StianYttervik, Yep, you're talking about a Raised Floor or Access Floor. VCT is common, but I've also seen carpet tiles installed on them and some other options. VCT is just so resilient and easy to use.
    – JPhi1618
    Mar 22, 2019 at 14:40

Vinyl tile. They have sticky stuff on back, they put it down and if someone damages it, they peel off and stick another one. Same with carpet tiles. Fun stuff!

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