How To Clean Your VCT Flooring
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2023
VCT flooring is a great flooring for your office or business. It's highly durable and easy to maintain for years. VCT flooring is normally white with color speckles, square shape, with a low or high gloss shine. Here is an example:
So lets take a dive into what VCT flooring is, what it means, and how to maintain the flooring.
VCT flooring is a glue down type flooring, it's water proof, about 5mm thick, and comes in an assortment of colors but you'll mostly see them white with color speckles. You'll see most VCT flooring at Target, Walmart, hospitals, cafeterias, and commercial buildings. They use this flooring b/c it's easy to install and easy to maintain.
VCT stands for vinyl composite tile. This is made from composite material that create a tile that's made of a vinyl in combination with limestone and other types of materials. The vinyl and limestone composites is what make VCT so strong and durable for high traffic flooring. And this is why so many stores and office buildings use VCT flooring.
When cleaning VCT flooring we recommend moping daily and sweeping. After about 6 months to a year we then will recommend doing a varnish or stripping to the floor. When Sunrise Chem-Dry strips the floor we have a few steps that we do when cleaning it: stripping, vacuuming, then neutralize the floor with a mop, and finally waxing. Waxing will be the longest step since you have to wait for each coating to dry. We normally wax the flooring 3-5 times depending on the amount of traffic the floor receives. Here's a video of our cleaning process:
If your office or store needs it VCT flooring cleaned; at Sunrise Chem-Dry we have the expertise to clean and wax the flooring. Also if your office needs carpet or tile cleaned we can do that as well. Thank you for taking the time to read our article about VCT.
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