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Accredited Floor Care Expert

Care and Maintenance of VCT and LVP flooring surfaces

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"Great training. Very useful for school custodians as they don't always understand the 'how tos'. From that perspective, this information is very useful." Michael Ward 2/22/18

"Well organized and easy to follow. Learned lots!" Tim Clifford 11/20/17


Hard floor maintenance is best described as the act of maintaining the integrity, cleanliness, appearance and safety of floor surfaces using various cleaning, refinishing and/or restorative methods.

This hard floor care educational course has been designed to provide you with basic knowledge required to maintain hard floor surfaces, primarily Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), in a professional and healthy manner. These two types of flooring surface makes up the bulk of the hard or resilient type of flooring surface most Technicians will be required to maintain today in the 21st Century.

Hard floor maintenance makes up 80% of an Environmental Health Services workers labor and therefore requires a wide knowledge base. The following areas will be covered in this 3 module course.

  • Luxury Vinyl Plank/Tile
  • Vinyl Composition Tile
  • Floor Care Terms
  • Floor Care Life Cycle
  • Gloss Restoration
  • Best Practices
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Finish Restoration
  • Top Scrub & Re-Coat
  • Chemical Stripping
  • Top Stripping of Floor Finish
  • Floor Finish Application Methods


Your Instructor


David Thompson
David Thompson

David Thompson is the Director of the Academy of Cleaning Excellence.

He is an Accredited Certification Trainer by ISSA. Mr. Thompson has been in the facility maintenance industry for over 45 years with experiences as a K-12 custodian, Building Services Contractor (BSC), cleaning consultant and over a decade educating frontline service personnel.

His Mantra:

"I am a Janitor and I Save Lives"


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