What is VCT Stripping and Waxing?

VCT stands for Vinyl Composite Tile. When VCT flooring gets extremely dirty, mopping alone will not clean it entirely. This is because the old wax that is coating the VCT seals in dirt and debris, needing to be stripped off. The process of stripping and waxing (taking off the old wax and applying new wax) needs to be done by a professional.

How is a Floor Stripping and Waxing Performed?

  1. Preparing the Area– Dust mop or vacuum the area first to rid the area of dust and large debris.
  2. Stripping– First, we apply a chemical that breaks down the dirt and grime in 10-15 minutes. Then, a machine scrubs the floors and removes all the old wax.
  3. Thorough Cleaning– The remaining stripping agent needs to be cleaned with a wet vac, followed by a cleaning with an agent that has an acid base to neutralize the floor. After that the floor needs to be wet vacuumed again and dried completely.
  4. Sealant– The application of a sealant extends the life of VCT tile, reduces marks and scratches, and prevents abrasion.
  5. Waxing– Finally, a wax coating is applied to protect the floor and leave a beautiful shine behind.

Choose Floor Stripping and Waxing Professionals

Our floor stripping and waxing company helps when floors become dull from wear and tear. A scrub and new wax coat will restore superior shine you once had. Buffing the floors in your facility gives them a glossy or “wet” look. The process of buffing renews many types of hard floors to ensure their best quality and brightest shine for your floor surface! If you need floor strip and wax call Complete Detail at 937-507-2927.

What are the Benefits of Regular Stripping and Waxing?

  • Floors stay cleaner longer
  • Extends the life of VCT flooring
  • Floors are left with a shine that makes them look new

When Do I Need to Strip and Wax My Floors?

A common question is how often should VCT stripping & waxing service be performed? For most floors, every 12-18 months is sufficient depending on your flooring. The amount of traffic, spills, and other factors will play into this. Do not perform VCT cleaning more than once every 6 months, and no less than once every 36 months.

The Complete Detail Difference

  • Free Floor Stripping and Waxing Estimates
  • Licensed & Insured
  • 24/7 Emergency Floor Stripping and Waxing Availability
  • Family Owned & Operated
  • IICRC Certified & Insured
  • We Work with Insurance
  • Initial Response Under 60 Minutes
  • Commercial & Residential Floor Stripping and Waxing

VCT Care: Before, During and After Installation

VCT flooring is usually found in commercial buildings like schools and hospitals due to its heavy duty and long lasting nature. While VCT can be an excellent choice in flooring, there are some care instructions that shouldn’t be overlooked. Let’s go over just a few of those:

During Installation

Maintaining VCT flooring begins before the flooring is completely installed. Before installation, it is imperative to have a smooth and clean surface. Debris, dust or residue severely affects the vinyl adhesive. Additionally, temperature during installment can also have drastic effects on the flooring adhesive. Keep in mind to not have the temperature too hot or too cold, as this could rip or rupture the adhesives.

After installation

After initial installation, take care so as not to not dislocate the recently glued flooring. Avoid setting overly heavy objects on, or walking across, the newly installed floor. Avoid spilling things that can leave marks on the new floor.

Annual Maintenance

VCT tiles need regular VCT stripping, VCT waxing and VCT buffing. This requires a professional with the experience and equipment to do the job the right way. Complete Detail has a team of professionals that specialize in VCT floor maintenance and commercial floor care.  

How to Keep VCT Looking Cleaner Longer:

  • Use entryway mats
  • Sweep, dry mop and wet mop floors daily
  • Don’t use overly abrasive scrubbing pads when cleaning
  • Get regular VCT strip and wax done

How Much Does A Stripping and Waxing Cost?

When a company charges for a VCT stripping and waxing, the cost is usually determined by square footage. Nationally, prices average between 30 to 60 cents per square foot. However, some companies will give a discount on the price if you have over a certain amount of square feet. We are available at 937-507-2927.

Contact Us

To call and discuss your individual floor waxing needs, feel free to call our professionals today at 937-507-2927. You may also wish to visit our Contact Us web page to make an appointment.

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