Vinyl composition tile also known as VCT is one of the most common styles of flooring in commercial office buildings because it is cheap and easy to maintain. This winter in Westchester County NY, large amounts of snowfall required large amounts of sand, rock salt and calcium chloride to be dumbed on our streets, sidewalks and parking lots. As a result many businesses are now left with dull colored, scratched and damaged floors. Luckily stripping and sealing your VCT floors is the best way to fix scratches and damage as well as make them shine.
Stripping and Sealing your VTC flooring has two main benefits for you and your employees. Number one is your employee’s safety. Dirty floors are a slip and fall hazard. Removing scratched and dirty finish and applying a new coat will ensure that your VCT are smooth so your employees don’t catch their feet on an uneven surface. The second reason to have your floors stripped and sealed this spring is that clean, bright and shiny floors boast professionalism over dull colored and dirty floors. Clean floors reflect more light and have more color which will make a room appear brighter. This will create positive attitudes with your employees and potential clients.
So what exactly is the process for stripping and sealing? First the floors must be swept of any loose dust, dirt and debris. Next a stripping solution is applied to the floors as a floor cleaning machine with a coarse pad that removes the current finish. Once the finish is removed a new shiny acrylic finish is applied. Once the finish is applied it is left to dry. After the new finish has dried the process is over and you will be left with shiny clean floors. Once your floors have been stripped and sealed you should consider regular basis buffing and washing so that you do not have to spend money on stripping and sealing as frequently.