When Vinyl Composite Tile or V.C.T. is first installed, it needs to cure for a minimum 7 days, then it should be professionally finished to give it protectio
n and shine. This requires a light stripping to remove any soiling and factory finish (just to protect tile during installation), a thorough rinsing, and then apply sealer and a couple coats of floor finish depending conditions.
These floors should be swept clean of all dirt and debris regularly to prevent scratches and abrasions in the finish. The sweeping should be followed by a moping using a neutral floor cleaner. (Do not use any high ph alkaline cleaners, such as but not limited to, ammonia, top job, greased lightening, bleach and bathroom cleaners. These products will remove the finish.) You may use a scrub brush to help remove dirt from any nooks, crannies or crevices. Never use any scrubbing pads that are course enough to scratch or remove finishes. If you notice where the spot was on the floor starting to dull, do not proceed with scrubbing that area, you are removing the finish.
If scratches or abrasions do occur in the finish, dirt and debris can get trapped causing marks that are not removable by just mopping. To help prevent scratches, avoid dragging or sliding objects and furniture across the floor. Heavier furniture can not only scratch the finish, but can scratch deep enough to reach the tile themselves causing permanent marks to the floor. Felt Pads should be placed on the feet of any furniture that slides, like chairs, to prevent damage to the floor.
After a period of time your floor will start to lose its shine. We do offer hi speed buffing to help bring the shine back, depending on the use of the floor. If the floor starts to dull more or has dirt or spots you are unable to remove by just a cleaning, we can either deep scrub the floor, which will remove the top coat of wax and dirt, or we can strip off all the old finish and start fresh with rebuilding the protection with a coat of sealer and a couple coats of floor finish.