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Monday, September 01, 2014

Question

Is there any way to removal yellowish/brown traffic lanes from vinyl composition tile (VCT) ?


Answer

It depends on the cause. It could be surface soil in the finish, actual tile wear, plasticizer migration from mats, asphalt track-in, or some other cause. You may be able to remove or considerably lighten the discoloration by stripping the floor and reapplying several coats of floor finish. Test strip and recoat by hand a 3 or 4 inch square area to determine product, process, and results before you attempt to service the entire area. If stripping doesn't work, use the same testing process with other products and processes.
If nothing works, cover the area with entry matting or replace the affected tile.
Bill Griffin, President
www.cleaningconsultants.com
Cell-206-849-0179