VCT or Vinyl Composite Tile is a cheap yet durable flooring that is easy to keep clean and maintain. VCT floor requires little maintenance except for basic cleaning and the occasional stripping and re-waxing of the floor’s surface. For those commercial buildings that have VCT flooring, you may wonder when or how often VCT flooring needs to be stripped and re-waxed. Baker Sandoval Cleaning will share when and why it is important to have your VCT floors re-waxed.
New VCT Floors Should Be Stripped & Waxed
When VCT floors are first installed you will want to have them stripped and waxed right away. When VCT flooring is manufactured, it is waxed. However, the wax is of low quality and is only designed to protect the VCT flooring during shipping and installation. For a proper and quality protective sealer, you will need to strip off the manufacture’s wax and re-wax the VCT flooring with a quality sealer. It is a common mistake not to strip and re-wax VCT floor when they are new and freshly installed. Be aware that this major mistake is one that can cost your brand new VCT floors.
How Often Should You Strip & Wax VCT Flooring?
It is recommended that you strip and re-wax your VCT floor about every six to nine months. How often will depend on the amount of traffic the commercial center gets. It can also be determined on the quality of wax used. The better the wax is, the longer you will be able to go before you need to strip and re-wax your VCT floor. However, another good rule of thumb to follow is by taking note of the amount of buildup and grime that covers the surface of the flooring. If the VCT floors look dirty and grimy then it is more than time to have the floor stripped and re-waxed. VCT floors are meant to look spotless and shine. When they no longer live up to this expectation, have the floor re-waxed.
Why Have VCT Floors Stripped & Waxed?
Maintaining a freshly waxed VCT floor looks clean, shiny and amazing. A shiny floor can help the business look inviting and create a great impression on the business. However, making the building look clean and nice isn’t the wax’s only purpose. The wax helps to extend the life of the VCT flooring. The VCT floor can fade, develop deep scratches and even stain if it is not properly protected. It is often the choice of the business owner to extend the life of their flooring. This is done with proper care, cleaning and maintaining the VCT floor’s protective coating. For those who have VCT flooring and want to extend the life of the flooring, make sure to have the floor stripped and waxed every six to nine months or when the floor has built-up grime.
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When the time comes and you need your VCT floors stripped and waxed, you can seek professional services to ensure quality care for your VCT flooring. For VCT flooring stripping, re-waxing and much more, contact Baker Sandoval Cleaning today.