Removing stains from old VCT?

Discussion in 'Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration' started by VeronicaL, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. VeronicaL

    VeronicaL New Member

    Any solutions for restoring an old vct floor with stains?
    We've done a strip and wax but didn't seem to touch the stains.
  2. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Any idea what the stains are? I'm sure whoever answers up will want to know.
    I got a grape stain out of formica once using a paste of baking soda and water. Rub it on and let it dry. It wicked it out. Don't know if that would work or not.


  3. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yes, some pictures and additional info will be helpful.

    Your process of being done and then ask questions is like painting a car and the dents are still there.

    Vct is neglected constantly and yes, I do see commercial businesses waxing over dirt stained vct.

    Is this a home/business, what are your expectations, how many sq. ft.? Have you gotten estimates/evaluations from a vct maintenance company?

    What condition is the vct in? Is it flat, no cracked pieces, indentations,etc.
  4. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Are the stains similar to this photo which have been caused by rubber feet from a washing machine?
    Rubber products left on a vinyl cause a chemical reaction between the two?

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