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Stripping and Waxing VCT Floors Requires Professional Help

Stripping and Waxing VCT Floors Requires Professional Help

Stripping and Waxing VCT Floors Requires Professional Help

By : Mister Kleen February 28, 2018 Comments off

Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT) flooring is a common choice for many commercial and high security facilities in the Washington DC region. 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.

Hiring a professional cleaning company that specializes in stripping and waxing VCT flooring is the way to go when it comes to ensuring the highest-quality end result of keeping the flooring intact and looking good.

Below are four reasons why using a professional cleaning company is the recommended option:

They Can Bring Your High-Traffic Areas Back to Life Using the Right Equipment

The high-traffic areas of your office or workplace will lose their wax surface faster than areas with less traffic. These high-traffic areas will need maintenance more often and will require extra care.

A team of experienced and well-trained experts can give your high-traffic areas the extra attention they need to ensure the new wax job can stand up to the daily foot traffic of your busy workplace.

They will also use the right supplies and equipment to remove existing wax, scrub to remove foot traffic marks and apply the right amount of wax coats without damaging the floors.

They Can Provide an Extra Layer of Protection

When VCT floors are first installed, some installers only provide the default factory layer of wax. This thin layer does not last long, especially in busy offices or in high-traffic areas.

Even if VCT flooring was just installed, contact a professional for stripping and waxing. A professional can help ensure the floors have a durable layer of wax that will provide more protection than the standard factory finish.


A professional commercial cleaning company that specializes in maintaining VCT flooring will know how to implement proper safety measures while stripping and waxing these floors.  These safety measures protect the flooring, the professionals doing the job and most importantly the tenants in your building!  They will make sure to use the proper equipment and processes, put down plenty of wet floor signs and direct people away from the work area. This will ensure the stripping and waxing can be completed properly without damage and will prevent others from slipping and falling

Enough Drying Time

Depending on the volume of the traffic, several coats of wax may need to be applied. A professional cleaning company will know how long to wait before applying the next coat.

If the VCT flooring is walked on too soon, footprints can compromise the wax’s ability to protect the floor and diminish the floor’s glossy appearance.

When using a professional cleaning company that specializes in stripping and waxing VCT flooring, they will ensure your floors have enough time to dry before foot traffic can resume in these areas.


Choosing the Right Process

Turning a resilient floor that is in bad shape into a clean and shiny floor does not have to involve stripping and applying new coats of wax. 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.

Of course, the only way to know is to set an appointment so that your trained technician can provide his or her recommendation on the right process to use. He or she can also provide a recommended maintenance package to help ensure your floors stay clean and shiny for many more years to come.

Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.

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