The factory finish is not enough!
VCT is manufactured with a very thin factory finish coat of wax meant to protect it against minor abrasions during shipping and installation. This factory finish is not enough to endure daily wear and tear post-installation.
Once new VCT is installed
- it must be properly stripped and waxed with at least two coats of new wax applied.
- For the best results, have the VCT stripped and waxed prior to moving furniture or people into the space
- Ideally, allow a full 24 hours of cure time before it is walked on.
- The post-wax wait time is the same for existing VCT as well.