Stripping & Waxing in the Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater Area
There are many flooring surfaces that can be stripped & waxed. One of the most common surfaces is Vinyl Composition Tile or VCT. VCT Flooring is frequently found in Medical offices, Commercial buildings, Day cares, Churches, Veterinary clinics, Apartment club houses as well as Residential homes. VCT tile is a hard durable surface made to withstand high traffic and last for years with a proper maintenance program. Proper maintenance starts with stripping & waxing the floors at least once a year and possibly more often depending on the amount of foot traffic in the building. Frequent sweeping, vacuuming & mopping the floors to remove the dirt can prolong the life of the wax. We can also provide a periodic service between the initial strip & wax to maintain the high shine and overall cleanliness of the floors. In the Tampa Bay area, stripping & waxing can be used to protect painted concrete floors, Saltillo, Terracotta and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT).
Stripping a floor involves using a chemical stripping agent that is applied to the floor and scrubbed with a weighted floor machine to remove the old wax. All corners and edges are detailed cleaned by hand using razor blade tools. Once the wax has been removed the floors are rinsed with neutral cleaner. Floors are now prepared to apply 3 or 4 coats of commercial grade 25% solid wax.