composition tile ( V.C.T. ) is a mix of thermoplastic binder,
fillers and pigments.
A side note, in 1926 at the B.F. Goodrich
labs Waldo Semon ran out of Bromine base for his experiment, he
substituted Chlorine. His colleagues thought the funny white powder
he came up with was a waste of time. Semon became fixated on
the stuff and began to ignore his assigned projects. Heating it up
he came up with Poly-Vinyl Chloride, PVC the epitome of modern
plastics. Today the USA vinyl industry employs over 100,000
people. Semon died at the age of 100 with over 116 patents to
Vinyl Composition tile offers
durability, longevity, reasonable maintenance costs, and assorted
colors and patterns. Vinyl composition tiles resists scuffs, burns,
dents, and grease, but may require heavy duty cleaning because the
embossing can trap dirt.
Maintenance & Care
Each customer receives the same proven cleaning
Pre-sweep or dust mop
all areas and remove gum, tar, glue, etc. from the
Apply V.C.T. stripper
Allow time for the
stripper to begin to breakdown oils and soiling
the old wax, stains, and ground in soiling with the appropriate
stripping pad (or, brushes) and scrubber
Extract and rinse
away (or, wipe up) the stripper residue
Apply the first
coat of floor finish with a clean mop (dry 45 min.)
the second coat of floor finish with a clean mop (dry 45
Apply the third coat of floor finish with a clean mop
(dry 45 min.) (Jobs are often quoted with two coats to keep costs
down. The number of coats of polish applied may be specified by the
type of vinyl flooring you have.)
In Preparation for
Your V.C.T. Cleaning
Please allow us to communicate a few
important points that should prove very helpful.
The drying time for most V.C.T. finish is about 45 minutes,
depending on the thickness of the application, the volume of air
circulation, the temperature and the relative humidity in the
room. Warmer air will draw moisture out of your V.C.T. finish
FURNITURE MARKS. We suggest that you not put your
furniture back until the last coat of finish is fully dry. Putting
furniture back too early can create marks in the new
RESOILING. After we leave, the V.C.T. will be damp.
All foot traffic should be avoided until the drying is complete.
V.C.T. finish will mar and resoil easily while
FREQUENCY. There is no set rule as to how often V.C.T.
should be cleaned. Frequency of V.C.T. cleaning varies due to the
texture of the tile, the amount of foot traffic, the number of
V.C.T. finishing coats, the frequency of sweeping and mopping, etc.
V.C.T. should generally be cleaned as soon as imbedded soiling
begins to appear or the V.C.T. looks dull.
Elite Maintenance will be happy to
perform a site visit of your facility and customize our services to
fit your individual needs.