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ICAN/ATEX: How should I maintain VHT flooring?

October 24, 2013

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A new building being constructed on our campus is using VHT flooring that the included literature says can have a floor finish applied, but is not necessary.

What have others with this floor type been doing to maintain it?

Thursday’s Answer:

After a helpful second e-mail from the inquirer, I searched the manufacturer’s site for maintenance information on Vinyl Homogenous Tile (VHT) flooring because I have never seen that abbreviation before.

The company, American-Biltrite, makes a solid vinyl tile that does not need added finishes to protect it.

Here is the maintenance sheet.

Here is the site’s comment:

Important notice about floor finishes: the application and upkeep of floor finishes increases the overall cost of maintenance.

Solid vinyl flooring does not require floor finishes to protect it, and it should be used for its natural resiliency. However, some users ... ICAN representative

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