What is Vinyl Floor Stripping & Sealing?

If you have vinyl floors, you’ve probably heard of a process called stripping and sealing. But what’s it all mean?

The focus of this article will be to provide you with information on what vinyl stripping and sealing is, and what it involves. We’ll discuss the potential when it might be time for you to arrange a service (and when to contact Sun Dry).

What is Professional Vinyl Stripping & Sealing?

Vinyl stripping and sealing is a process used to maintain the integrity of your vinyl flooring after installation. The aim is to restore them to their original condition by removing one or more layers of your existing vinyl sealant, reapplying it and buffing and cleaning your floors using professional equipment.

Can’t  I Do This Myself? 

It is, indeed, possible to complete the vinyl stripping and sealing process yourself using hired equipment. The question is whether you would actually want to.

Vinyl stripping and sealing is a very involved, labour intensive process that requires the use of industrial-grade equipment to keep your floors looking like the day they were installed.

Professionals, such as those on the Sun Dry team, are fully trained and experienced in using the equipment we complete our work with, and most homeowners just don’t have that knowledge.

Attempting to operate such machinery without the proper guidance or qualifications is not only draining on your time and hip pocket, if you don’t use it correctly, you may end up doing irreparable damage to your existing floor.

It is for this reason that we always recommend booking a professional service with one of our qualified technicians. For more information on the importance of this, click here.

Signs it’s Time for Vinyl Stripping & Sealing 

Vinyl floors are fairly durable – it’s why they’re such a popular choice – but they aren’t infallible. Over time, they will show signs of wear and tear. This is what you should keep an eye out for:

Worn Out Patches 

Especially in high traffic areas such as the hallway, dining room and kitchen, you may find that your flooring appears to look a little tired. This is an indication that the sealant has worn away, and you need to invest in vinyl stripping and sealing to restore it.

Matte Appearance 

Are your shiny vinyl floors looking dull and faded? If so, this is another sign it might be time to treat it to a professional service.

Chips & Scratches

As we said, vinyl flooring is designed to be hard-wearing so if you’re seeing chips and scratches appear in your planks, you might have been neglecting it. Schedule in a professional service and return them to their original condition.

It’s Been a While 

While professional vinyl stripping and sealing does last longer than any treatment you could do yourself, it doesn’t last forever. If it’s been a while since you’ve organised vinyl stripping and sealing – or you can’t remember having done so before – this is your time!

When to Call Sun Dry 

If your floors are showing any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a professional vinyl floor stripping and sealing service. But when investing your time and money in something like this, you want to ensure it’s worth it.

In our opinion, there’s no company better at quality professional vinyl floor cleaning, stripping and sealing than Sun Dry. Our technicians are some of the most knowledgeable around and always looking to improve upon their already excellent service.

Contact our experienced team today to schedule your vinyl stripping and sealing service, and get your floors looking like new again.