Resilient flooring is a common choice for many commercial and high security facilities in the Washington DC metro region. Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT) flooring is one of the more popular choices.
While these floors are durable and display a glossy look, now and then it becomes necessary to strip and re-wax the flooring to maintain appearance and functionality.
Of course, stripping VCT floor of old wax, soil and debris, and applying fresh coats of wax is a labor intensive process. However, when performed right your VCT floors will have a nice shine to them leaving a much better appearance than before.
While there are many steps involved to properly strip and wax a VCT floor, it is imperative that the team performing the restorative process has the right equipment, products, and experience.
Below are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when seeking to have your VCT floors restoratively cleaned:
Is the right equipment is being used?
Is the company you have hired using the same mop bucket and ringer for the stripping agent, neutralizer, and wax solution? If so, then this is a big no-no as each item needs to be in a separate clean bucket and separate clean ringers. Also, is the right stripping pad and RPM machine being used?
Is the right process being used?
Turning a resilient floor that is in bad shape into a clean and shiny floor doesn’t always need to involved stripping and waxing. Depending on a number of factors, there are other processes that can be used for the best end result. When you hire a professional cleaning company that specializes in the restorative cleaning of resilient floors, they will know what recommended options to present to you when looking at your floors. The right process can protect your floors, keep them looking better longer and get you the best price for the results.
Are the right safety precautions being used?
Is the company you hired to restoratively clean your resilient floors using the right safety precautions? If stripping and waxing of VCT floors is being performed, are they wearing gloves and goggles when mixing and applying the stripping agent to the floors?
Do they have enough wet floor signs to prevent people from walking on the surface? Have they allowed enough time for the floors to dry before people can begin walking on the surface once the final coat of wax has been laid down?
These are some tips to keep in mind when seeking to have your resilient and/or VCT flooring restoratively cleaned. Of course, hiring a professional cleaning company that specializes in restoratively cleaning these floors is the way to go when it comes to ensuring the highest quality end-result of keeping your flooring intact and looking good.