Vinyl Strip and Seal

What is Vinyl Stripping & Sealing?

Vinyl flooring is the best choice for businesses such as medical practices (including doctors, dentists, podiatrists etc.) due to its resistance to dirt, germs and viruses, as well as its non-slip nature, and its ability to be seamlessly coved up cabinetry skirting & walls. It is also very easy to maintain with regular vacuuming and mopping.

However, over time, foot traffic will wear down the coating, or sealant, on the vinyl. This is a problem for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it looks unsightly. The sections starting to wear look ‘dull’, they don’t have the same shine anymore. Secondly, and arguably more important, is that as this protective barrier starts to wear away, the floors become less able to repel dirt and its associated germs, bacteria and viruses.

This is where the strip and seal comes in. As you can probably tell by the name, the process has two steps:

Strip: An industrial rotary scrubber along with a stripping agent is used to dissolve and remove the old layer of coating. This is to ensure the entire surface is right back to the vinyl base and at the same level of coating. Basically, we want to get everything back to a blank slate before we start replacing the sealant.

Seal: We then apply multiple coats of new sealant to the floor to get the vinyl back to looking like new!

Why is Having Your Vinyl Floors Stripped & Sealed So Important?

As mentioned above, wearing out the protective sealant on your vinyl floors is bad for multiple reasons. To summarize: It looks bad, but it can also minimize the main benefits of having vinyl floors, and that is the sanitation and cleanliness factor. As commercial cleaners who have serviced many businesses of many different types around Newcastle, we can tell you conclusively – significantly more dirt and grime will stick to a vinyl floor that hasn’t had its sealant replaced recently.

As one of the main purposes of this sealant is to repel dirt and stains, once this sealant wears down, the vinyl itself is no longer able to repel these stains, and they become incredibly difficult to remove. Getting a tired old vinyl floor whose sealant has worn away a long time ago to look spotless with a mop is very difficult. However, if you have a strip & seal performed on that same floor, not only are stains far less likely to even appear in the first place, mopping becomes a breeze. Trust us – we’ve done it!

Again, this will also make the floor more sanitary, reinforcing the main reason you have a vinyl floor in the first place! Less dirt and stains collecting on the floor, as well as being far, far easier to remove, is a win-win, and a huge thumbs up for the cleanliness and sanitation of your business. And this hasn’t even mentioned the aesthetic aspect of having floors that look shiny and well-maintained instead of old and worn out.

Another factor to consider is that once this protective layer of sealant has been worn down, any foot traffic that comes through is now wearing into the vinyl itself. This is bad for obvious reasons, eventually, you can do damage to the vinyl itself in the way of rips and tears. But even if it doesn’t get to this stage of physical damage, like with many cleaning services, the more often they are performed, the better they work. A vinyl floor that is re-sealed after 3 months is going to look and fare a lot better than one that waited a year or more.

How Often Should You Have Your Vinyl Floor Stripped & Sealed?

Your vinyl floor is a great asset to your home or business and can last for many years with the proper care and maintenance. One of the crucial steps in keeping your vinyl floor looking beautiful is maintaining its protective coating.

Many professionals recommend polishing your vinyl floor at least once every 3-6 months, depending on the amount of foot traffic your floor receives. If your floor receives heavy traffic daily, you may need to have a strip and seal performed more often.

Luckily, there are some ways you can check yourself about the state of the protective coating on your floors. The first and perhaps easiest is by just looking. You know where the foot traffic goes on your floors, check these areas for looking ‘dull’ and just dirtier and older than areas that don’t have a lot of foot traffic. A great way of checking this is to use natural light to help identify if the surface is starting to dull, or if there is no natural light, the torch on your phone will do at a push.

Another way of knowing whether your floors are due for a strip and seal is by cleanliness. Are they getting noticeably dirtier with more stains in a shorter amount of time? As well as needing much, much more effort to mop? Even then, they may not be coming up as clean as they were before. This is another good indication of the condition of the condition of your floor sealant.

Our clients are amazed at the results our vinyl floor strip and seal Newcastle service delivers. Not only that, but they comment on how much easier it is to keep them shiny and clean after the service. This saves them time and money in the long run. If you have any questions about polishing your vinyl floor or would like to use our services, please contact us today. We are always happy to help and love to demonstrate why our vinyl floor polishing service is loved by our clients.

What is the Cost of the Vinyl Strip and Seal Services?

This depends on many factors such as the size of the floor, the condition etc. Although we cannot tell you the exact price now, AE Commercial Cleaning offers FREE quotes. We are also very flexible so we can work something out based on your budget. Our outstanding strip and seal service in Newcastle is at a highly competitive and fair price. Contact us today at to find out more.

Is it Worth Paying for Professional Vinyl Strip & Seal Services?

A vinyl floor that is well maintained will last longer; however, this does not just mean regular cleaning but stripping and resealing. Professional vinyl floor cleaning services can provide a deeper clean than normal DIY methods. This is because they have industrial-grade cleaning equipment and products. By using specialized equipment, methods and products, they can help to maintain the longevity of your vinyl flooring.

When weighing up this question, another thing to think about is the cost of not having your vinyl floors maintained. While there is cost involved in having your floors professionally stripped & sealed, how much more costly would it be to have a flooring contractor come out, rip up your old vinyl floors and lay new ones? Not to mention the disruption that would cause to your business. Our strip and seal service can be performed out of hours so you have little or no disruption to your normal business operations.

The strip and polish process requires experience and expertise. AE Commercial Cleaning has the knowledge to strip and polish vinyl floors in Newcastle. With 7 years of vinyl floor cleaning experience, you can rest assured your vinyl flooring is in safe hands. Contact us for a FREE vinyl strip & seal in Newcastle quote.

Why Hire AE Commercial Cleaning for Vinyl Floor Strip and Seal in Newcastle?

As already mentioned previously, we have over 7 years of experience in vinyl floor cleaning in Newcastle and surrounding areas. Our client base has grown over the years through word of mouth. Our outstanding service speaks for itself and our customers have spoken for us. We always put our best efforts into our work and pride ourselves on getting the cleanest and best results.
We are based in Newcastle and offer our vinyl floor strip and polish service in the following suburbs:

Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Bar Beach, Beresfield, Birmingham Gardens, Black Hill, Broadmeadow, Callaghan, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Elermore Vale, Fletcher, Fullerton Cove, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hamilton East, Hamilton North, Hamilton South, Hexham, Islington, Jesmond, Kooragang, Kotara, Lambton and Lenaghan. Also, Maryland, Maryville, Mayfield, Mayfield East, Mayfield North, Mayfield West, Merewether, Merewether Heights, Minmi, New Lambton, New Lambton Heights, Newcastle, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, North Lambton, Rankin Park, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, Tarro, The Hill, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Wallsend, Warabrook, Waratah, Waratah West and Wickham.

If you need vinyl floor strip and seal or vinyl buff services in Newcastle, then contact us to see if we service your area. We offer a flexible service and tailor it to our client’s needs. Call one of our friendly team today on for a FREE quote.