|VCT Tile Stripping/Wax
- Move furniture
- Pre-sweep or dust mop all areas and remove gum, tar, glue, etc. from the floor.
- Apply V.C.T. stripper
- Allow time for the stripper to begin to breakdown oils and soiling
- Scrub away the old wax, stains, and ground in soiling with the appropriate stripping pad (or, brushes) and scrubber
- Extract and rinse away (or, wipe up) the stripper residue
- Apply the first coat of floor finish with a clean mop (dry 45 min.)
- Apply the second coat of floor finish with a clean mop (dry 45 min.)
- Apply the third coat of floor finish with a clean mop (dry 45 min.) (Jobs are often quoted with two coats to keep costs down. The number of coats of polish applied may be specified by the type of vinyl flooring you have.)
Once we begin your V.C.T. cleaning, we will apply special pretreatments and V.C.T. solutions that are VERY SLIPPERY. Please take special caution when walking near the work area. Also, the tools can pose TRIP HAZARDS. PLEASE BE CAREFUL. We recommend closing off the areas until the work is finished.
We suggest that you not put your furniture back until the last coat of finish is fully dry. Putting furniture back too early can create marks in the new finish.
After we leave, the V.C.T. will be damp. All foot traffic should be avoided until the drying is complete. V.C.T. finish will mar and resoil easily while damp.
There is no set rule as to how often V.C.T. should be cleaned. Frequency of V.C.T. cleaning varies due to the texture of the tile, the amount of foot traffic, the number of V.C.T. finishing coats, the frequency of sweeping and mopping, etc. V.C.T. should generally be cleaned as soon as imbedded soiling begins to appear or the V.C.T. looks dull. Your customer care guide/warranty supplied by the manufacturer may specify a maximum length of time in between professional V.C.T. cleanings.