These recommendations are for vinyl composition tile WITHOUT Diamond 10 Technology coating.
THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE TO BE GIVEN WHEN TILE HAS BEEN PARTIALLY OR TOTALLY INSTALLED UPSIDE DOWN.
- Be sure to let the tile “cure” for a minimum of 5 days. A commercial maintenance contractor should be contacted because of the equipment required.
- First, scrub the surface of the tile with a 3M green/blue pad or equal. You can use S-485 Armstrong Commercial Floor Cleaner or a similar product that has been diluted at 4 to 6 ounces per gallon. (If a polish has already been applied to the floor, substitute a properly diluted commercial floor stripper for the cleaner. DO NOT USE a no-scrub and/or no-rinse stripper.) It is important to scrub the floor until the cleaning/stripping solution turns the color of the floor.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- If floor does not seem uniformly smooth or if the desired smoothness has not been obtained, scrub with a 3M red pad or equal and S-485 Armstrong Commercial Floor Cleaner or a similar product that has been diluted at 2 to 4 ounces per gallon. It is important to scrub the floor until the cleaning solution turns the color of the floor.
- Rinse twice.
- Apply 2 coats of S-495 Armstrong Commercial Floor Sealer or a similar product, followed by 3 to 5 coats of S-480 Armstrong Commercial Floor Polish or a similar product.
The results will not be the same had the tile been installed correctly, but should be acceptable.