Whether you’re in charge of maintaining a commercial facility or you’re getting a store ready to open, one of the most important decisions you can make is choosing your flooring. One traditional solution was to cover a facility’s existing concrete floors with VCT (vinyl composition tiles). But did you know that polished concrete can actually add value to your facility and save you money over the coming years?
In this post from ACT Restoration, we’ll break down some of the key differences between VCT and polished concrete in commercial applications. Give us a call to schedule your VCT removal and polished concrete floor polishing services today!
Maintenance and Installation Costs
No matter how large your business is, one of the most important commercial flooring considerations is cost. First popularized in the 1980s for use in large-scale commercial applications, VCT was touted as a more affordable alternative to other commercial solutions. Unfortunately, VCT flooring ages poorly and can end up peeling, cracking, looking patchy, and generally deteriorating as time passes.
Depending on the type of VCT tiles and the size of the facility, installation can be comparable to the cost of concrete floor polishing. However, maintenance on VCT flooring over the years can far exceed the expense of concrete floor polishing. This is because concrete is a much more durable and longer-lasting material than VCT tiles, which will eventually need to be replaced. When compared with VCT, polished concrete floors can have a sizable ROI after about a decade.
Other Benefits of Concrete Over VCT
Besides the cost, maintaining VCT can also be a disruptive and time-consuming endeavor, interfering with commercial operations. VCT maintenance is needed often and typically requires a waiting period for the floors to cure afterward. Concrete polishing, on the other hand, is far less disruptive.
Here are a few more key advantages of concrete flooring over VCT:
● Concrete has a higher PSI rating whereas VCT is more susceptible to pressure and impact damage than concrete.
● Concrete is less of a slipping hazard than VCT when spills occur.
● Although VCT comes in many design options, polished concrete offers a wide range of design options as well, including many stains and dyes. Not to mention, concrete looks better longer.
VCT Removal Services in Brooklyn Park, MN
At ACT Restoration in Brooklyn Park, we offer a complete range of concrete flooring services including VCT removal and concrete floor resurfacing. To schedule your VCT removal service and get your concrete floors looking great again, contact us or give us a call at 763-432-3966. We can’t wait to transform your floors!