How to Know When It’s Time to Restore Your Vinyl Floors
Vinyl is highly durable, easy to clean, and much more resistant to stains than other types of flooring, like natural wood or carpet.
However, just because it’s strong doesn’t mean it couldn’t do with some TLC from time to time.
Resilient flooring comes in many forms, such as vinyl composition tile (VCT), luxury vinyl tile (LVT), linoleum, cork, and rubber floors, all of which are equally practical and aesthetically beautiful in the right environment.
For this article, when we mention vinyl restoration, we are referring to all flooring that falls in this resilient category: VCT restoration, LVT restoration, linoleum restoration, cork restoration, and rubber restoration; it can be confusing.
Because resilient flooring is, as the name would suggest, incredibly resilient, it can stay in place for a very long time. That means you can get so used to looking at the flooring that it can be tricky to know when it is time to restore vinyl floors.
Do your vinyl floors need professional attention?
While you might think your resilient floor has always looked that way and seems fine, you’ll see so much room for improvement if you look a little closer. You’d be surprised how recoating your floors can affect an entire space!
Your commercial space reflects the integrity of your business. Restoring your vinyl floors will keep them gleaming, so you can be proud to welcome visitors, colleagues, and clients into a building that is as professional as you are.
We’re dedicated to sustainability and have made it our mission to give all kinds of flooring a second chance and a new lease on life. So naturally, we’re in tune with seeing the potential in any floor, no matter how old or tired it may look.
Let’s look at some signs your flooring requires assistance, why you should restore vinyl floors instead of replacing them, and how to go about it all.
Signs that you need to restore your vinyl flooring
You might think it would be obvious, but it can be easy to take for granted when linoleum flooring needs revitalization.
Recoating your vinyl floor will make it look brand new and remove the years of penetrated dirt and grime, removing potentially harmful bacteria from the surface.
Vinyl floors look scuffed, dull, and aged.
Does your rubber floor look older than it potentially is? Due to its durability, vinyl floorings often take a pretty significant hit over time: between heavy foot traffic, hauling of machinery, rolling carts, and spills and stains, they can get incredibly dirty and often abused.
We understand that when you’re already so busy at work, it can be easy to overlook the appearance of your resilient flooring, especially if you just see it as something functional.
It’s much easier to show you examples than to try and explain the incredible impact of deep cleaning any resilient flooring can have. Take a look at our gallery for some before and after photos of our restoration work. You’ll be amazed by the results!
Your floor is covered in scuffs and scratches.
Has your floor taken a bit of a beating over the years? As we know, resilient floorings such as vinyl composition tile and rubber floors are the heavyweights of the flooring world. It’s inevitable for floors in busy workplaces with a high volume of activity and variety of usage to experience wear and tear.
Noticing the first scuff on your brand-new flooring is always the toughest. After that, you stop seeing the new marks until suddenly; your floor acquires a collection of scuffs and scratches!
If this sounds like your commercial floors, maybe it’s time to bring in the surface care experts so your space can look as good as possible for as long as possible.
If you’re worried you’ve left it too long and feel your luxury vinyl tile may be beyond hope, our team can bring just about any floor back to life – no matter how much of a disaster you might think it is! We can assess your flooring situation and offer options to fit your budget.
Why should you restore vinyl flooring instead of replacing it?
When things are looking a little dire, you might think it’s easier to go ahead and replace the entire flooring.
But this is not the only answer! For example, you can make your floors look good as new without the cost, hassle, and construction time needed to replace them.
Let’s take a look at some reasons why.
Vinyl floor restoration is eco-friendly, faster, and less disruptive.
Did you know vinyl can’t be recycled? Resilient flooring doesn’t break down easily or quickly. It’s estimated that vinyl flooring will take over 1000 years to decompose, meaning once you remove your floors, it winds up in a landfill and stays there. We’re committed to reducing the amount of unnecessary waste being produced to try and better the state of our planet.
The floor restoration process uses far less energy and resources than replacing your floor. You don’t have to select a new floor, hire an installation team, and deal with the disruption, noise, and dust in your building. You are also avoiding the waste and the associated environmental impact of manufacturing, shipping, packaging, and sending the construction debris and old flooring to the landfill.
Unless your floor is deemed no longer fit and safe for use, we strongly urge you to take the eco-friendly route of restoring your floors. Let us help you reduce waste by giving restoration a chance.
Floor restoration saves you money
As well as being better for the planet, floor restoration is better for your pocket too!
Resilient deep cleaning and restoration typically cost a fraction of the price of completely replacing the flooring. In addition, you’re giving the floor an improved appearance, increasing its performance and extending its life. All of which come at a much lower cost than starting from scratch with new flooring.
Replacing floors is a lengthy process that involves many steps, a lot of people, logistics, and supply chain issues, all costing you a ton of energy, time, and money by the time the job is done.
Depending on the size and scope, a commercial flooring restoration can be completed in as little as a day. So you don’t have to stress; we will take care of everything as we restore the vinyl floors and transform your space.
Ready to recoat your vinyl flooring?
Resilient floor restoration can add years to the life of your flooring.
If you want to restore your vinyl floors, our highly skilled team of cleaning experts can help bring back your floor’s sparkle. We offer professional deep cleaning services that give stunning results without the hefty price tag.
Whether your floor needs a little touch-up or more long-term care, we can provide a one-time makeover service, or you can sign up for our customized maintenance program to ensure your floors are getting the regular attention they need to look amazing and last for years to come.
Not only do we clean, we seal and protect
It’s all well and good to clean your floors, but why not also protect them against further damage in the future?
Our clear protective coating will make your vinyl floors last even longer. This protective sealant makes your floors easier to clean and remove scuffs marks.
In a pickle? We’ve got you covered!
We’ve been in the cleaning business since the early 80s, and we’ve been around the block a time or two. We’ve dealt with every type of floor type, restored millions of square feet, and helped many customers recover from emergency situations. We are here to help you deep clean, restore, and recover if and when an emergency strikes.
Our emergency services:
- Water damage support and remediation
- Smoke damage cleanup and recovery
- Infection control services – decontamination, disinfecting & sanitizing
- Emergency preparedness consultation
Schedule your consultation for good as new floors in your commercial space
We’re here to help you with all of your vinyl floor recoating and restoration needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, discuss your needs, and plan your floor’s makeover!
About Corporate Care – A sustainability company
Corporate Care exists to improve the appearance, performance, and longevity of every surface in the commercial buildings you manage – reducing capital expenditures, stress, and management burden on facility managers from coast to coast.
As true surface care experts, we understand the unique properties and cleaning protocols every surface needs (or doesn’t) to look amazing and comply with manufacturer warranties. We’re here to support your existing janitorial crew with cadenced deep restorative cleaning and tailored maintenance protocols – performed by IICRC®-certified cleaning technicians.
We are firm believers in restoration over replacement. Let’s reduce waste together!