Stripping Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT) floor of old wax, soil and re-finishing is a labor intensive process. When done correctly, your VCT floor will have a much clear and clean appearance than before.
There are many steps involved to successfully strip and refinish a VCT floor, but in this blog we will deal with just a few. It is critical that the company performing the renewal process to your floors has the right apparatus, products, and experience. The correct use of chemistry and the ability to exercise patience is needed to rid VCT floor of buildup, dirt, grime and old wax.
Below are five helpful tips to be aware of if you are looking to strip and wax your VCT flooring:
4. Proper ratio for the stripping solution is needed to get the best results. Also, the stripping agent must be properly diluted with the right amount of water before applying to the floors. Each manufacturer of stripping agents produces a label that states the proper ratio for their particular product. Ignoring the proper ratio will prove ineffective at removing old wax and buildup from the floor.
5. The right type of floor finish should be applied. Ingredients in floor finish are not all the same. Floor finishes have solids that varies in numbers. There are many ingredients that make up the composition of floor finish. Ex: The type of polymer in the floor finish being used can be important to your long-term outcome. An important factor in selecting floor finish is it’s ability to release dirt when being maintenanced. The finish ability to withstand burnishing is a dynamic factor as well. Most floor finishes are designed to be stripped away from the tile at some point. VCT floor finish doesn’t contain the necessary ingredients for it to release dirt for a indefinete period of time. At some point and time discoloration along with unwanted contaminates may set into the floor finish. The process of stripping and refinishing removes the dirt and old wax or finish from the floor. New floor finish will play a major part in the enhancement and appearance of your facility.
Key factors to keep in mind about floors covered with VCT.
Removing oil based substances from VCT will increase slip resistance. In return, this helps create a safer environment. When it comes to VCT stripping and refinishing, it’s best to go with a knowledgeable company. Select a company with years of experience to properly strip and wax your VCT floor.