VCT

Cleaning Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT)

Vinyl Floor Cleaning

 

One of the best ways to keep your facility clean and presentable is have a professional commercial floor cleaning company bring your vinyl composite tile (VCT) flooring back to life.

VCT floors offer a unique air cushioning that insulates against cold and improves sound absorption in almost all commercial space. VCT flooring is ideal for heavy traffic and noisy areas in commercial office buildings, industrial warehouses, retail spaces, restaurant bars, educational institutions, and even churches. With proper restoration and regular VCT flooring maintenance, you can retain a more professional look for decades.

 

  • Sweeping and mopping will help prevent your VCT floor from scratching and staining – ensuring your VCT floor a long life. These two VCT maintenance tasks are the primary activities that you must perform on regular, or even on a daily basis. How often these tasks need to be completed depend on the amount of traffic and soil your facility accumulates.
  • Stripping and waxing as needed is also important to VCT maintenance. Removing the existing wax finish from your floor and applying the new one requires some knowledge of flooring chemicals and equipment. Often facility managers leave this task to professional VCT floor cleaning companies.
  • For stripping, floor buffers are used at low speed on the vinyl to take off the existing wax. This is a labor intensive job. For areas with high wax accumulation, stripping process may need to be repeated. After the finish is removed, the floor should be rinsed to remove any residue of old wax.
  • Using a mop, the new VCT finish is applied in coats. The floor should be dried completely between coats, adding as many coats you wish. Depending on the shine you hope to achieve and the finish you are using, generally, 4-5 coats will give you a medium shine.
  • After the last coat of wax dries, your floor is ready to walk on. But, you still need a high speed buffering to restore the shine of your floor. However, avoid doing any high speed buffing or polishing for at least two days after the last coat of wax is applied.

Nothing beats a good VCT waxing and VCT buffing. This type of regular maintenance will elongate the life of commercial and industrial floor surfaces.

No matter what size your burnishing, buffing and waxing project is, you need to have an excellent relationship with a VCT floor cleaning company that has experience with vinyl composite tile (VCT). Finding a trusted contractor to assist you with your floor care for your facility is easier than you may think. A Mug You Can Trust uses the most professional and eco-friendly equipment, techniques and top-rated commercial floor cleaners. This East Valley VCT floor cleaning company will help you revitalize and protect your VCT flooring for years to come.

Whether you’re looking for floor burnishing, floor buffing, or floor waxing for VCT, the East Valley experts at A Mug You Can Trust can help you keep your facilities flooring in top notch condition. With more than 35 years of floor cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges.


About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

Why Should I Hire a Commercial Floor & VCT Cleaning Company?

Vinyl composite tile (VCT) cleaning is a job best left to professional floor cleaning companies. This type of contractor can provide the floor cleaning experience, proper equipment, and reduce the time in-house maintenance personnel must spend keeping floors and equipment clean and in good repair.

Vinyl composite tile is an excellent choice for high traffic areas in commercial facilities; however, any facility manager can attest that foot traffic, shopping carts, merchandise display movement, and other objects passing over a VCT floor day after day will have a deteriorating effect on this type of flooring.  Without proper maintenance, VCT floors can lose their luster and begin to show wear.

A commercial floor cleaning company that has had experience with VCT cleaning can not only help keep your floors clean, they can also help extend the life of your investment.  They will understand the proper cleaning methods, what equipment to use, and will have experience in not only cleaning, but also stripping, waxing, sealing, polishing, buffing, burnishing and performing other necessary maintenance.

Here are a few of the maintenance tasks that a commercial VCT floor cleaning contractor can performed for vinyl composite tile floors:

Vinyl Composition Flooring Stripping and Refinishing

  1. Sweep floor with untreated dust mop.
  2. Apply stripping solution liberally to floor and allow to dwell up to 10 minutes.
  3. Agitate solution with propane or electric stripping equipment.
  4. Pick up stripping solution with wet vacuum.
  5. Rinse floor with clean cold water.
  6. Recoat floor with 5 coats Sealer / Finish.

Scrubbing and Burnishing – This is the process of high speed polishing a vinyl composition floor to remove light scratches and scuffs on a floor, to bring back the shine. VCT floors should be burnished as often as needed to return the floor to the appearance desired.  Many commercial facilities will burnish at a frequency of every day to once every 2 weeks. Frequency depends on foot traffic and daily in-store maintenance, however, before burnishing, the floor should be properly prepared by removing all loose dirt, machine scrubbing and mopping the entire surface.

Burnishing helps maintain the clean glossy appearance while enhancing durability and slip resistance.  A good commercial floor cleaning company will make sure that they never burnish a dirty floor; after all, this only leads to a dirty, shiny floor!

Sticking to a regular maintenance schedule and using the right cleaning products and equipment is the best way to maintain the look of any VCT floor.  Hiring a VCT floor cleaning company to protect and clean your facilities flooring is ideal in that it is easy, fast and cost-effective.  Free up time, budget and personnel by using an experienced floor cleaning company that can increase your maintenance staff’s efficiency and delivery the best floor appearance using less labor and potentially lowering costs.


About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of floor cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or visit www.floorcleaningaz.com for a floor cleaning estimate.

Less is more when cleaning Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl Composite Tile CleaningLess is more when it comes to cleaning and keeping the shine on Vinyl Composition Tile in the retail store environment.

  1. Have walk off mats at all entrances to the store. Vacuum the mats daily.
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  3. Dust mop the store at least once during the day as well at closing. Dust, dirt, etc. can dull the appearance of the floor when walked on. So continued dust mopping, will help keep the floor cleaner between floor care visits.
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  5. Spot mop the heavy traffic and dirtier areas daily. Make sure the mop used, has been thoroughly cleaned out, before every use. Fill a mop bucket with 2 gallons of water and 1 oz of Neutral Cleaner. That’s a mixture of ½ oz per gallon or a 256: 1 ratio of water to cleaner. If you do not have neutral cleaner, just use plain water to mop the floor. Dip the mop into the bucket of very clean water and neutral cleaner. Wring it out tightly. After removing the dirty spots from the area, dip the mop back into the bucket of very clean water, wring it out tightly and continue mopping. Once the water appears dirty, spill it out and refill with clean water and neutral cleaner and continue mopping.
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  7. When finished mopping, spill out the dirty water, fill the bucket with clean water. Do not add cleaner at this point. Let the mop soak in the bucket for a minimum of 2 minutes, swishing the mop up and down in the bucket to give it cleaning agitation. When finished, wring out the mop tight and hang up to dry. Pour the dirty water out of the bucket.
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  9. Please keep the mop sink area clean. If you do not have neutral cleaner, just use plain water to mop the floor. Do not use, bleach, pine-sol, Windex, degreaser type cleaners on the floor. These will leave a film on the floor, attract dirt, and dull the floor finish. If you have a back stock room or restaurant kitchen, If possible have a separate mop for cleaning up the back areas and the front sales areas.

About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of floor cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or visit www.floorcleaningaz.com for a floor cleaning estimate.

Author
Alan Mandel

Alan Mandel has more than 35 years of experience in the carpet and floor cleaning industry. He is the owner of 'A Mug You Can Trust', a full service floor cleaning company located in Mesa, Arizona.

A Mug You Can Trust

JM Maintenance Corp
Carpet, Tile, Grout Cleaning
Floor Stripping, Waxing & Polishing
480-626-3492
www.amugyoucantrust.com
Email: alan@amugyoucantrust.com

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