Maintaining LVT within schools is easy to do and is low cost with NeverStrip Vinyl Seal™, a NeverStrip Micron Coating.
NeverStrip Floor Coatings (“NeverStrip”) recently interviewed an architect, who asked the question, is LVT the Right Choice for Schools?
The Architect wishes to be unnamed, concerning her recent experiences with newly installed LVT (luxury vinyl tiles) at K-12 schools.
“Our firm is heavily involved with K-12 education. She asked, "Is LVT the right choice for schools?"
Clients have been running into issues with LVT and its maintenance. I am not sure what to do.
I am questioning the suitability of LVT within education, and if possible, I am trying to get away from it.”
When asked if her concerns were with any specific LVT manufacturer, she said, “Across the board.”
She said, “LVT is not holding up in the hallways and classrooms. The hallways with foot traffic always look dirty. The LVT seems to hold dirt. The classrooms are quickly scratched from the chairs.”
She went on to say, “Schools are familiar with VCT (vinyl composite tile) with the maintenance of a thick layer of wax. The wax took the abuse and then got stripped, recoated and buffed each summer. LVT is harder than wax. What happens when the LVT gets scratched or abused? How does one refresh LVT after it has been abused?”