Submitted by Doug Hughes on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 13:29

Drying time for wax varies.

There are many factors that determine how quickly freshly laid wax will dry.  Room temperature, humidity, type of wax, thickness of the layer of wax laid and air circulation all affect whether the floor will be dry to the touch in one hour or ten. In most climate-controlled environments, each layer of wax should take about one hour to dry, but the entire floor may not dry at an even rate. 

By Sun Ladder (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

 This is why a 24 hour cure time is ideal before the floor is walked on or furniture is placed back on it. 

 Furniture and equipment should never be dragged across VCT; it can scratch not only the wax but permanently mar the tile itself.