VCT or Vinyl Composition Tile is an incredibly common type of commercial flooring that is used in all sorts of establishments – schools, retail centers, hospitals and many more. In order to retain VCT’s shine and to make sure the flooring lasts as long as possible, your custodial team must engage in regular maintenance. Here are a few tips that will help your team do a spectacular job.
Your custodial team can use a soft broom to remove any dust particles that may cause abrasions or scratches in the tile. A damp mop with warm water will also work, especially against dirt and grime. If you want, you can employ a wet rag on those hard to clean areas. Then dry the tile with a towel to make sure no moisture remains.
If any colored liquids or foods spill onto the VCT flooring, it is imperative that those materials are mopped up immediately. This will avoid the materials from staining the floor permanently. Use a neutral detergent in a gallon of water and mop the floor until all of the material is removed.
In order to clean and polish the floors properly, VCT scrubbing machines should be used. These will make quick work of dirt and grime. Once the scrubbing process is complete, rinse the floor and then allow it to dry. Once all the moisture is dry, apply three layers of stain resistant and give the floors a nie polish.
Prevention is Key
Lay down mats and entry rugs without rubbing backing so as to trap dirt and grime, and use curtains to prevent overexposure to direct sunlight from fading the color in your flooring. These are added tips that can sustain the look of your flooring and they’ll make it easier for your team to keep your floors gleaming with regular maintenance.
Don’t forget to move furniture and display racks often. This will prevent denting. As you can see, caring for VCT flooring isn’t difficult, but it does take a little education and some experience.
If you want to leave the VCT floor cleaning to the experts, we urge you to call TCS Floors. We have the tools, cleaners and expertise to get your vinyl composite tile looking the same as the very day you laid it down.