What is Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring is a product composed of several layers of different materials (mainly PVC) sandwiched together to form a highly durable, practical and affordable floor covering for many commercial and residential applications.  Vinyl flooring is commonly used in factory and warehouse settings due to its durability and inherent waterproof nature.

While vinyl is an extremely durable material, it can look a bit lacklustre as it ages so there is a process known as a ‘vinyl strip and seal’ to help rejuvenate your flooring.

How does strip & seal work?

The floors of your facility are walked over hundreds, if not thousands, of times each day plus bear the brunt of spillages, dirt and moving items around. To ensure their longevity, it’s important to have them stripped and sealed regularly. The process of stripping and sealing floors normally involves three steps:

  1. Strip the floor
  2. Apply a base coat
  3. Apply a top sealer

The most complicated part of the process is the ‘strip.  If the flooring has been neglected and hasn’t had a ‘strip and seal’ in a number of years, we will need to strip the sealant layers back completely and this is a resource intensive process.  Ideally, you have a general maintenance routine and the likelihood of us needing to remove more than the top layer is slim.

What are the benefits?

Once completed, you should expect that:

  • The new seal will add more shine
  • You will have an easier surface to clean
  • The floor will last longer regular maintenance
  • There is a reduced risk of marks and scratches
  • There is a barrier against bacteria and abrasion

The benefits definitely provide a good reason for getting your facilities vinyl floors professionally attended to and rejuvenated.

How often do I need to do a ‘strip and seal’?

It really depends on how must usage the floor is getting as well as the kind of usage.  Generally, the service is only needed once every few years. It can be done more regularly if the floor receives very frequent use and clearly requires it.


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