How does one seal LVT seams when Luxury Vinyl Tile “LVT” most often has a factory-applied urethane coating? These UV-cured coatings protect the floor from abuse and allow LVT floors, in most cases, to go without a flooring sealer or finish applied and maintained after installation of the floor.
There are a few potential drawbacks for not using a resilient floor sealer on an LVT with seams. A concern can be foreign matter finding its way into the flooring's seams. The liquid or solid can get below the flooring surface. Cleaning may not remove some or all of these materials, which is why sealing luxury vinyl tile seams is recommended. Order our floor sealer today!
LVT Seams (Common Concerns)
Water from the cleaning process can soak into the flooring seams. Water may compromise the adhesive. NeverStrip is aware of a water compromising adhesive used with PVC-free flooring. A major health care organization is dealing with this issue right now.
Organic matter from food and drink can fall into the floor's seams. The typical cleaning process of LVT may not remove these food and liquids. Bacteria may begin to breed and expand. Urine, from incontinent residences or patients, may puddle on the floor. The urine may seep into the flooring seams, producing unhealthful and not desired “restroom” odors. A building manager obviously does not want restroom odors throughout his/her facility!
Seal LVT Seams
There are three solutions to seal LVT seams and the seams of PVC-Free Flooring. They are: 1) floor finish or wax, 2) NeverStrip Vinyl Seal and 3) NeverStrip urethane coatings.