The other night I was in a facility and happened to notice the floor-maintenance technicians preparing for the night’s work. I knew they were floor-maintenance technicians because of the equipment they were pulling out of the storage area.
The stripping and refinishing service procedure is the most difficult process to perform on VCT. By definition it is the removal of all pre-existing coats of floor seal and/or floor finish and reapplication of new floor seal and/or finish.
Floor maintenance is the act of maintaining a floor surface utilizing various cleaning methods to remove soil. Dry particulates are easily removed with sweeping, dust mopping, micro fiber cloth systems and vacuuming, but as the soil becomes more difficult, so too does the cleaning methodology.
Until such time as the Star Trek transporter becomes a reality, we are faced with the challenge of getting the service to the customer. Chemicals, equipment, tools, materials and personnel all have to be transported to the service location.