It is very common to see VCT, or Vinyl Composition Tile, flooring in homes and business. For cleanliness and presentation, the condition of the VCT is essential. In order to retain the shine and to preserve the quality of the flooring, the VCT flooring requires regular maintenance as a result. Regular professional cleaning and stripping is vital to manage the condition, beauty, and longevity in addition to your efforts. Considering this, we at D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to take the opportunity to elaborate on VCT flooring maintenance.
Removing Dust & Debris from VCT
Being a natural abrasive substance the dust, dirt, and other debris along with friction, caused by foot traffic, a sandpaper-like effect results in abrasions and scratches. The higher the risk your floor is danger of damage the longer you allow the particles to linger. Sweep up the VCT flooring with a soft bristled broom to clear the particles, including corners and edges, to make sure you get the whole floor. Using warm water, dampen your mop to spot mop any residues or spots and immediately follow up with a dry rag to remove residual moisture. Do not let the water air dry, as this can cause water spots and other issues.
Clean Stains & Spots from Vinyl Composition Tile Floors
Especially any colored substances, it is important to instantly wipe up any spills. Mix up a soapy, warm water mixture to clean up the residues if the spots do not clear with a damp cloth. Afterwards, dry the area promptly.
Scrubbing Waxes Floors
For your VCT floor deep cleaning needs every 3-6 months, a scrubbing machine is essential to use. The buildup of grit and grime is removed more effectively. It is necessary to rinse the flooring and immediately dry the floor after the deep scrub. Apply at least 3 coats of stain resistant VCT wax to protect the commercial flooring and provide a vibrant polish look after the floor is completely dry.
Preventative VCT Maintenance
Ensure you have entry mats at the doors that feature a rubber backing to offer your commercial VCT floors more protections. To help you avoid abrasions, scratches, and staining that will quickly make the floor look dull and unsightly, this help contain much of the dirt and debris that causes this. Also, invest in window treatments like UV window film, blinds, and/or curtains on the windows to prevent the color of your VCT floor from fading and discoloring.
Professional Stripping & Waxing of VCT Flooring
For the overall condition and longevity of your VCT floors, professional deep cleaning is important. The basic professional VCT maintenance includes the following checklist below.
– Corners & Edges. To remove the old wax during the service, it is manually scraped away from the corners, edges, and overall floor is thoroughly.
– Old Wax Removal. Professionals will then strip away the old wax and buildup to reach the raw VCT flooring in preparation for the new wax with the assistance of high-quality products and state-of-the-art equipment.
– Wash, Rinse, and Repeat: The floor is rinsed and if necessary, the washing and rinsing is repeated, after the old wax is completely removed.
– Spread Wax: To ensure they achieve the maximum levels of gloss, shine, and overall appearance, professionals apply between 3-5 coats of wax on your VCT flooring.