Armstrong Vinyl Tiles Needed
February 3, 2018 12:27 PM   Subscribe

I'm laying a floor with 12 x 12 Vinyl Composition Tiles and am short a few tiles. The colors were special ordered from the Armstrong distributor by the local supplier, so he has no singles, though he does have singles in certain common colors. Does anyone know of anyplace in the country where I might find single tiles in the colors that I need?
posted by partner to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
I forgot to mention that I can only order these tiles from the local supplier in boxes of 45 tiles.
posted by partner at 12:35 PM on February 3, 2018

I would just order another box I'd have extra should repairs need to be made in the future.
posted by tman99 at 1:30 PM on February 3, 2018 [2 favorites]

Yes to ordering another box - we have a couple of boxes marinating in our basement, even though only a few tiles were used from each, after we tiled the kitchen. You wouldn't happen to need yellow or green tiles, would you? (apple green and cosmic yellow, IIRC) We did use some extra tiles lining under the sink and lining our shoe cabinet.
posted by sarajane at 2:36 PM on February 3, 2018

Good idea to keep extras. It is standard procedure on commercial and institutional jobs - it is written into the specifications that the Contractor supply a percentage as "attic stock". Same with ceramic tiles.
Not a good idea to wait to the end to order more, as dye lots vary slightly in color. Should all be ordered at the same time.
Store your extra stock flat, not on edge.
posted by rudd135 at 4:11 PM on February 3, 2018

IF it really is just a couple - go to the armstrong flooring professional website(for architects and designers) and order a few there as "samples". If a rep contacts you- you might have to say your an interior designer at Vandelay Industries and need x# of 12x12 samples for a client meeting. But you might be able to just order online. They give these out really freely.

The color variation on VCT shouldn't be an issue. And don't order a ton extra for just a couple tiles, seriously there is no need.
posted by KMoney at 9:28 PM on February 3, 2018

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