VCT Vinyl Floor Stripping & Waxing Commercial & Industrial Glendale Az

VCT Vinyl Floor Stripping & Waxing Commercial & Industrial Glendale Az

Commercial VCT Floor Maintenance

 

General Instructions

 
 
  • Entrances.  Keep the outside entrance areas (e.g., sidewalk, porches, driveway) free of sand and debris. Non-staining walk-off mats (avoid rubber mats) and budget-friendly entry rugs are strongly recommended at your home’s entryways (both inside and outside) to catch most of the soiling. Use mats at the entrances to a kitchen. The mass majority of the soil and grit that will fall into the room will do so in the first six feet of the entrances. Transitional mats should be cleaned recurrently; otherwise, the mats will accelerate the soiling.  Read a blog article on an overall strategy.
  • Rugs and Underlayments.  Area rugs are very helpful in places of high activity (e.g., in front of the kitchen sink) and at pivot-points (e.g., a hallway intersection) to avoid the apparent traffic patterns. Never allow moisture to become trapped under your rug. Use non-slip underlayments under rugs to prevent possible dye transfer and to prevent the rug from sliding or “walking.” Small rugs are especially prone to slip on smooth vinyl. The grip that is provided by a non-slip underlayment can prevent a nasty fall. Underlayment also benefits by absorbing a portion of the impact of each footstep, which means that underlayment helps the rug experience less crushing.
  • Sweep or Vacuum.  Sweep or dust-mop your residential sheet vinyl once per day or every few days. You can also use a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar. Sand and grit are among the greatest enemies against your vinyl's sheen and will act as abrasives to scratch and dull the finish.
  • Mop.  Sweep the dry particulate before mopping. Damp-mop your sheet vinyl floor with water or an appropriate cleaner to remove stubborn soiling. Replace your mop water frequently to avoid an unsightly residue. Do not saturate your sheet vinyl. Sheet vinyl is most vulnerable to water at seam lines and at the perimeters. Excess or frequent exposure to moisture can cause discoloration, adhesive failure, and (in some cases) delamination. Use water only or a vinyl floor cleaner with a neutral pH of 7. Do not use vinegar or acid cleaners, one-step cleaner/polishes, or oil soaps. If you use a cleaning product, be careful to remove any residue.
  • Soiling, Stains, Spills, and More.  See our VCT Spot Cleaning Guidelines.
  • Keep Dry.  Keep your sheet vinyl vct floors dry glendale az. Wet sheet vinyl presents the risk for (1) slipping, (2) mold or mildew, (3) discoloration, (4) delamination, and (5) adhesive failure (depending upon how your vinyl was installed). Be especially mindful of walk-off moisture or drips when weather conditions outside are wet or snowy. For safety, immediately dry-mop or use towels to wipe the floor dry. Fans will accelerate drying. Warm air is more effective than cold air to dry up moisture.
  • Scuff Marks.  Remove scuff marks and black heel marks using water and a towel. If water does not work, try a nonabrasive, diluted, alkaline cleaner (7 pH to 10 pH). If the marks are widespread, use a scrubbing pad, such as a 3M™ TopLine Speed Burnish Pad 3200, 3M™ Tan Burnish Pad 3400, 3M™ Natural Blend Tan Pad 3500, 3M™ Eraser Burnish Pad 3600, 3M™ White Super Polish Pad 4100, 3M™ Red Buffer Pad 5100, or pad with equal or less abrasiveness. Combine the pad with a low-speed rotary machine (spinning at 300 RPM or less). Rinse away the a residue of cleaner with clean water, and dry the floor as quickly as possible. If the cleaning agent is insufficient, use mineral spirits, rubbing or isopropyl alcohol, lighter fluid, or acetone if necessary. (CAUTION:   These solvents are flammable liquids and can cause adhesive failure. Do not allow a solvent to get into the joints of the sheet vinyl. Solvents are not for widespread application.) Apply the solvent to a white cloth. Then, use the cloth to remove the marks. You may need to reapply sealer, if your floor previously had a sealer. Be careful when using over-the-counter cleaner on vinyl. Some over-the-counter cleaners will distort the finish leaving it dull or too slippery. Follow the instructions on the cleaner carefully.
  • Sealer.  Remove any residue build-up occasionally with a cleaner/stripper product. Apply a polish or a “mop and shine” product to increase the shine. (This could also make the vinyl more slippery.) Some vinyl floors recommend against this. Check the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Scuff Marks.  Remove scuff marks and black heel marks using water and a towel. If water does not work, try a nonabrasive, diluted, alkaline cleaner (7 pH to 10 pH). If the marks are widespread, see Mechanical Cleaning. Rinse away the a residue of cleaner with clean water, and dry the floor as quickly as possible. If the cleaning agent is insufficient, use mineral spirits, rubbing or isopropyl alcohol, lighter fluid, or acetone if necessary. (CAUTION:   These solvents are flammable liquids and can cause adhesive failure. Do not allow a solvent to get into the joints of the sheet vinyl. Solvents are not for widespread application.) Apply the solvent to a white cloth. Then, use the cloth to remove the marks. You may need to reapply sealer, if your floor previously had a sealer. Stripping and waxing available for commercial vct glendale az.
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