Restored Shine to Vinyl Floor in a Church in Minneapolis, MN

Ancient VCT Floor with Some Serious Issues in Minneapolis Church. Previous Contractor Allowed Floor Stripping Solution to “Lock-Up” Several Times. In addition to finding shoddy workmanship by previous workers, we also found moisture issues. After discussi…

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beautiful-old-church-in-Minneapolis

The VCT flooring in this church’s basement was in brutal condition. Their maintenance man had been applying a very high solids floor finish over dirty floors for DECADES.

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ancient-vct-floor-Minneapolis

Making Matters Worse, the Church Hired an Inept Contractor Before Finally Calling Us

Proving yet again, that you get what you pay for. The church hired a group to strip and wax the VCT floor tile Their bid was much cheaper than ours. But, after they broke the church’s $5,000 auto scrubber and left the vinyl tile floors in worse condition than they found it, the church called us.

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old-vct-tile-floor-in-minneapolis-church

Previous Contractor Allowed Floor Stripping Solution to “Lock-Up” Several Times

The biggest “no-no” in commercial floor care, is allowing dirty floor stripper solution to dry and re-harden. They didn’t do this once, but several times. Trying to remove locked-up floor stripper is incredibly time consuming and costly to the customer.

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very-old-vct-floor-in-minneapolis-church-basement

Hydrostatic Moisture Issues Forced a Compromised Solution on This Job

In addition to finding shoddy workmanship by previous workers, we also found moisture issues. After discussing their options, we agreed to do a strip (of what we could remove in one pass) and apply three coats of a commercial-grade, mid-solids floor finish. The goal was to make the vinyl floor tiles presentable until they fully assess their budget and obtain bids to address the moisture issues.

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old-vct-floor-restored-in-Minneapolis

Not the Ideal (Immediate) Result, but We Did the Right Thing for the Customer

This vinyl floor cleaning service should get them through their German Dinner and other Fall activities (we also fixed their auto scrubber). We look forward to working with them in the years to come!

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vct-floor-is-ready-for-polka-band-at-this-minneapolis-church

Contact us to discuss your commercial vinyl flooring maintenance program. We can deep clean vinyl floors and apply a high gloss vinyl floor finish, restoring the shine to vinyl flooring!

10 Helpful Resources About Commercial Vinyl Flooring Maintenance

  1. Glossary of Floor Care Terminology
  2. What is Floor Finish Gloss?
  3. Do Floor Finishes with Higher Solids Produce More Gloss?
  4. Commercial Floor Gloss is a Combination of Visual Perceptions
  5. What is Floor Finish Gloss Retention?
  6. SCRUB N SHINE FLOOR FINISHES HAVE EXCELLENT BUFF-ABILITY
  7. What is a Dry Bright Finish?
  8. Why does a floor lose its shine?
  9. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Floor Finish
  10. HIGHER SOLIDS IN FLOOR FINISH DO NOT EQUAL HIGHER QUALITY
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