Luxury Vinyl Floor Care Made Easy

Luxury Vinyl Floor Care
 with
NeverStrip Vinyl Seal™
on
Tandus-Centiva LVT
Applied by
Texan Floor Services

 Luxury Vinyl Floor Care has been made easier at Victoria College with the use of NeverStrip Vinyl Seal applied by Texan Floor Service.

Victoria College installed 36,000 sq. feet of Tandus-Centiva LVT 32 months ago at its Emerging Technology Complex in Victoria, Texas.  Texan Floor Services immediately applied 3 coats of NeverStrip Vinyl Seal to the entire 36,000 sq. feet.

Victoria College is a public community college not far from Houston, Texas.  Jesse Castro and his Texan Floor team applied Vinyl Seal during the Summer of 2015. The Victoria College maintenance staff has been cleaning and maintaining the floor ever since.  The maintenance process has been: 1) mopping the floor with water and NeverStrip Micron Clean™ (one ounce to a gallon of water), as needed for spot cleaning followed by 2) periodic (about once every 30 days) auto scrubbing with NeverStrip Micron Restore™, water and red pad.  Micron Restore is a cleaner and restorer product in one.  Micron Restore is mixed 4 to 12 ounces to a gallon of water.

Victoria college has now gone 32 months without even “one” single new application of Vinyl Seal.  And, of course, no stripping has been done.  The auto scrubber with a red pad not only cleans the floor but maintains an attractive sheen.  Vinyl Seal is luxury vinyl floor care made easy!

Victoria College is pleased with the Tandus-Centiva LVT floor maintained with Vinyl Seal.    The LVT looks great with Vinyl Seal protecting the LVT from scratches, scuffs and overall damage.  Vinyl Seal is luxury vinyl floor care made easy.  Vinyl Seal is maintained with standard cleaning procedures.  LVT, if it is scratched or scuffed, is not as easily refreshed as Vinyl Seal.  The floor looks great every day without the Yo-Yo appearance of an alternative maintenance product such as wax.  The school’s floor care staff have been maintaining the floor without outside contractors, thereby saving the school money.  Dr. Larry Garrett, Physical Plant Director for Victoria College, said “This is a very busy facility and we knew we couldn’t afford the down time for scrubbing, stripping, and waxing. With the NeverStrip products, a small crew is able to keep this large facility looking great all the time.”

Where was Vinyl Seal Applied?

Vinyl Seal was applied to all the LVT in the lobby, hallways, and classrooms.  The buildings are used for all sorts of typical educational activities and conferences, meetings and public events.  Jesse Castro said, “all areas are subjected to a high volume of traffic.  Vinyl Seal is luxury vinyl floor care made easy.”

Why was Vinyl Seal Applied?

Tandus-Centiva recommended Vinyl Seal to Victoria College and Texan Floor Services.  Jesse Castro, Texan Floor Services’ Maintenance Director said, “Vinyl Seal is more durable than wax and is easier/less costly to maintain.  The proof is Vinyl Seal has gone 32 months at Victoria College with only sweeping, mopping and auto scrubbing.  The floors have not required a new coat or stripping.  The floors have retained an attractive sheen without burnishing with the original 3 applications applied during mid 2015.  Vinyl Seal has kept the abuse from a busy facility away from the LVT”

Jesse went on to say, “LVT manufacturers often state no topical treatment is required on their floors.  Texan Floors’ experience tells us Vinyl Seal makes a lot of sense for LVT with or without a factory-applied UV coating.  Vinyl Seal takes the abuse from commercial facilities and is easily refreshed without stripping and constantly applying more product.  Scratches or damage to LVT or its UV top coat are not easily refreshed, but Vinyl Seal is easily refreshed, with just standard cleaning procedures, typically without even needing a new coat of product.  Based on Texan Floor’s experience these last three years, Vinyl Seal is the best, lowest cost method of protecting and maintaining LVT and other types of resilient flooring on the market today.  It is Luxury Vinyl Floor Care made Easy.”

What are the Benefits of Vinyl Seal on LVT?
  • Protects the LVT from scratches and scuffs
  • More refreshable than LVT itself with or without factory-applied UV
  • Micron-thin film looks great without distorting the LVT
  • Often is easier to clean than bare LVT, especially textured/embossed LVT
  • Vinyl Seal has great traction or wet coefficient of traction
  • Less labor to maintain than alternatives like wax
  • No stripping and greatly reduced scrub and recoats compared to wax
How is Vinyl Seal Maintained?

Victoria College floor care crews spot mop daily using NeverStrip Micron Clean™ and water.  Once a month the floors are cleaned with an auto scrubber using NeverStrip Micron Restore™.  Jesse Castro says, “the Victoria College floor maintenance team does an exceptional job keeping the Vinyl Seal on the Tandus-Centiva flooring looking great.  The use of Vinyl Seal is truly Luxury Vinyl Floor Care made Easy.”

How has Victoria College Reduced Floor Care Costs?

Victoria College has reduced floor care costs by eliminating re coats of wax and annual stripping of floor finish and by not requiring outside floor care contractors.  Vinyl Seal has proven to be luxury vinyl floor care made easy.

What is NeverStrip Vinyl Seal?

Vinyl Seal is a member of NeverStrip Floor Coatings™ Family of Micron Floor Coatings.  NeverStrip Tile Seal™; NeverStrip Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal™ and NeverStrip Liquid Grip™ round out the Micron product category.

Vinyl Seal is for resilient flooring including VCT, LVT and linoleum.

  • Tile Seal™ if for porcelain, ceramic, quarry tile and brick.
  • Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal™ is for these three surfaces.
  • Liquid Grip™ is applied to any surface when higher levels of traction with an “aggregate feel” are desired.

NeverStrip Micron floor coatings are not made from petroleum.  The products are not acrylic floor finish.  They are silicon based with Nano technology. NeverStrip Micron products do not require stripping during their normal life cycle and typically require 75% less scrub and recoats and burnishing than conventional floor finish.  These products allow for easy and low cost Luxury Vinyl Floor Care.  NeverStrip refers to these products as Micron because they are applied Micron-Thin onto the floor.  NeverStrip Vinyl typically is applied at 4,000 sq. feet per gallon per coat.  Vinyl Seal allows for Luxury Vinyl Floor Care made easy.

To learn more about Vinyl Seal and NeverStrip Micron Technology and Coatings go to: http://www.neverstrip.com/cms/product-categories/micron/ 

To learn more about NeverStrip Floor Coatings go to:  http://www.neverstrip.com/cms/home/exceptional-floor-coatings/

Texan Floor Services

We are an employee-owned commercial flooring company serving the Houston area. We provide flooring for commercial spaces of all shapes and sizes – no project is too large or too small.

What makes us the best? Here are just a few reasons we are a cut above:

  • Safety First – with a safety record stretching back over 20 years, we have plenty of experience getting it right. Our procedures ensure safe, beautifully finished installation.
  • Employee Owned – since each employee owns a stake in our company, we take pride in our work and deliver only the highest quality results.
  • Connections – we maintain beneficial partnerships within our industry as well as philanthropic involvement in our community.
  • Earth Friendly – recycling and sustainability are essential, and Texan Floor Service recognizes the responsibilities that come with our industry. Our policies are centered on keeping our environment clean and green.

For more information, go to http://www.texanfloor.com/  or contact Jeff Hill, President, at 832-216-0909 or jkhill@texanfloor.com, respectively.

Victoria College

Vision

Our Community, Our College: Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities

  • Empowering each student to achieve excellence in an environment that cultivates personal relationships among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Being the catalyst for educational attainment, economic growth, and cultural enrichment in partnership with business, industry, community groups, and all levels of education.
Mission

Victoria College is a public, open‐admission college. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities and services for our students and the communities we serve. Victoria College provides:

Associate Degrees and Certificates – Programs leading to the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Certificates that meet the needs of the students and communities within our service area.

University Transfer – Academic courses that apply to baccalaureate degrees and meet the educational needs of students planning to transfer to a university.

Career & Technical Education – Credit courses and programs designed to satisfy local and regional employer demands and meet individuals’ workforce training needs.

Academic Foundations – Compensatory education courses consistent with open-admission policies designed to prepare students effectively for success in college‐level studies.

Continuing Education – Noncredit courses and programs that meet the immediate technical and occupational skills needs of employers and the individual, and fulfill the personal enrichment and cultural needs of the individual and the community.

Adult Education – Adult education, basic skills, and English as a second language instructional programs that meet the specific educational needs of our adult constituency.

Student Support – Services and activities that support student success, including academic guidance and counseling services.

Cultural and Intellectual Outreach – Educational activities and events that enhance our community’s quality of life.

For more information go http://www.victoriacollege.edu/

NeverStrip Floor Coatings

NeverStrip is a manufacturer of Exceptional High Performance Floor Coatings™ used within commercial facilities such as education, retail, corporate office, restaurant, airports and health care.

NeverStrip goes to market through a North American network of Authorized Contractor Dealers.

NeverStrip is an Authorized Vendor Partner of Starnet Commercial Flooring Partnership and FUSE Alliance, North America’s two largest organizations of independent flooring dealers.

For more information contact Dave Beedie, President, at 630-330-1010 and david.beedie@neverstrip.com or go to http://www.neverstrip.com/cms/home/exceptional-floor-coatings/.