VCT is an acronym for Vinyl Composite Tile. This type of flooring tile is generally found in schools, supermarkets and healthcare settings. It's low cost, durability and ease of maintenance make it an ideal product for these types of institutions, especially in areas where foot traffic is high.
Tile sizes are typically cut at 12' x 12' or 12' x 24'. The surfaces VCT is installed on need to be level, smooth and free of dust, dirt and debris. Installation is with an adhesive that is pliable, allowing the floor material to respond to foot traffic, carts, rollers, etc..., without breaking.
Annual maintenance is recommended for areas with high traffic counts, providing years of service. Maintenance involves stripping of the existing coating, then waxing, using products specific to VCT flooring tiles. The number of coats of wax can vary, but typically between 3 and 4 coats are applied.
When waxing, care must be taken to put on evenly, thin coats one at a time, allowing for a drying period in between coats, and no walking on floor until product has completely dried.
SERVPRO of Derry/Londonderry has the knowledge, experience and equipment to handle your commercial flooring needs. For a complimentary assessment, contact Chuck Nuskey at chuck@SERVPROderrylondonderry.com.