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tile cleaning sydney

------------------------------- Our main services include cleaning and restoring all
types of tiles in all areas.

We do:

  • Homes
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pools
  • Patios

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Tile Cleaning | Tile Cleaning and Sealing | Tile Cleaning Sydney
Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Does sealing make my tiles or stone maintenance free?

Nothing is maintenance free! Sealing makes your surface easier to clean. Contaminants can sit on the surface longer, so you have more time to clean up before any staining occurs. On some unsealed tiles and stone, staining can start immediately. Think of your stone sealing product as a bottle of time. No stone sealing product will make a porous surface stain-proof, but will make it highly stain resistant. Using the correct stone cleaning products also makes a difference. 

 

Q.Will sealing my pavers or stone stop algae growing?

Sealing changes the characteristics of the tile or stone. It doesn't change the environment. If you have a damp shady backyard the stone sealing product can't change that. It reduces the porosity of the tile or stone and inhibits the growth and makes cleaning easier. In most cases it is worth considering.

 

If I seal my grout, will it stay clean?

No - not without the correct cleaning. Grout is the low point and often the most porous part of the wall or floor, and gathers the grime and residue from mopping. Sealing your grout makes it easier to keep clean. With a good grout sealer or colourant, you will get a much better result when you give your grout a good clean with the correct cleaner. 

 

Q.The tile supplier said to seal my porcelain but my tiler said not to – why?

The truth is porcelain is creating much confusion in the market place and many pages have been written to try to put all issues into perspective. The more questions you ask the more confused you will be.  As a rule of thumb, textured and honed porcelain doesn’t need to be sealed, but polished porcelain often does need to be. This is contrary to what may seem logical. The tiny pores that accept staining are created in the polishing process. A good penetrating sealer fills these pores and sets up good stain protection. The textured tiles generally just need a good clean because of the “rough” surface. If you are not sure, do a stain test. Get a sample tile or an off-cut and try to stain it with the things common to that area. If it stains, there is a benefit to having the tile sealed.

 

Q.My polished marble/limestone/travertine is sealed but still has marks – why?

Penetrating stone sealing products protect the stone from staining. Often the “stains” are not stains but are etches. These stones are acid-sensitive, and any acid will burn the polish and create a dull or frosty surface. A good example is red wine. On an unsealed stone you will get a red stain and an etch, but on a sealed stone you will only get the etch. Penetrating sealers sit below the surface of the stone and prevent the red wine acid penetrating deeply to set up a stain, but will allow the acid to burn the surface. Acid can be in many forms, as simple as fruit or wine and salad dressings, or in the bathroom, urine may do the damage. This damage can be repaired.


Q.Why do vinyl and lino floors need resealing?

A. Lifeless, scratched and discoloured vinyl floors need to be stripped of its sealer.  Then we reseal these floors with quality gloss to restore the vinyl beauty.  Resealing will protect your floor and reduces scratches on the surface, thereby preventing the penetration of dirt and further abrasion.

 

Q.How often do vinyl or lino need resealing?

A. The frequency of resealing depends on the degree of traffic used on the floor.  Annual resealing is highly recommended for commercial floorings.  Residential floorings will require resealing every 3 to 10 years.  The quality of sealer used and the method used to apply the sealer is vital in determining the frequency of resealing is needed.  Professional and expert resealing carried out will prevent any future unwarranted expenditure to refurbish your floors.

 

Q.What is the stripping and sealing of vinyl and lino floors?

A. To strip and seal vinyl is to strip off the vinyl coat prior to carrying out the resealing.  The lifeless and dull look makes the flooring look old and gloomy.  Stripping and resealing these floors will bring back the lustre of the vinyl and lino floors.  At the same time, preventing future damage that may cause more in installing new floors.

 

Q.What is the service you render to reseal the vinyl and lino floors?

A. Our professional experts will explain each step of the process to equip you with the right knowledge.  The process includes stripping the old sealer from the floor.  Then thoroughly clean and neutralize the floor.  Ensure that the floor is dust and residue free.  This will enhance the task of the new sealer.  Then apply the new sealer and allow for sufficient setting time.  Your vinyl and lino floor will look brand new again and it will be protected for easy and regular maintenance.

 

Q.What duration does resealing need?

A. It is the size of the area of the floor that determines the process and time frame to complete the task.  It only takes a day to  strip, clean and reseal along with the use of the right equipment.

 

Q.Define sealing?

A. A sealer is a liquid substance when used, seals all pores on the tiles.  This is done when the liquid is transmitted into a surface.  Certain sealers may have a shiny finish when dry.  Repolishing is often needed as the seal is worn through.  Sealers permanently protects the tile surface from damage.

 

Q.Is it important to seal vinyl and lino floors?

A. Sealers function differently from polishing.  They are specifically design to prevent any penetration of liquid and dirt into the surface of the tile.  All vinyl and lino must be sealed immediately after installation.  The initial seal is long lasting if the vinyl has been regularly polished.  It is vital to call on us immediately after your floors are installed to protect your flooring from any damages.

 

Q.How long does the sealer last?

A. Sealing and polishing may have the same function as certain polishes functions as a sealer as well.  Other finishing products may also act as sealers.  Take extreme care in choosing the right product before using them.


Vinyl / Lino Floor Stripping

 

Q.Why do vinyl or lino floors need stripping?

A. Professional stripping of the wax removes the grime on all vinyl and lino floors.  This will provide the clean and enhanced look.  Then, apply the cleaner and sealer to the floor, where the floor will look clean and enhanced.

 

Q.Should vinyl and lino floors be stripped often?

A. It is vital to strip the floors every 3 to 10 years for all residential floors while commercial floors need stripping every 1 to 3 years.  It is recommended to buff and polish your floor to enhance its looks.


Vinyl / Lino Floor Buffing & Polishing

 

Q.Define vinyl and lino polishing.

A. Vinyl and lino polishing means the  sealing and buffing of the vinyl and lino floors.

 

Q.What does “polish” mean?

A. "“Polish” means that a surface is applied with a substance that will protect and enhance the floors’ appearance.  Porous floors need the polish to be applied above the seal to attain shine and protection.  Polish should be reapplied for easy maintenance and full protection and enhancement of the floors.

 

Q.How to apply the polish?

A. It is simple to do but needs careful work.  The floor is to be cleaned and thoroughly rinsed.  Then provide sufficient time for drying.  Now apply the polish and buff the surface with a buffing machine.

 

Do not over apply the polish.  The floor should give a “wet look” and not streaked and opaqued.  If the polish is spread too thick, then the drying and finishing time will be affected.  A variety of polish is available for such a task.

 

Q.Should vinyl and lino floors be buffed?

A. Vinyl floors lose their lustre over time and wear.  Abrasion from high heels, shoes and rollers cause scratches and cuts on the surface.  They are cavities that trap dirt and grime.  High speed buffing is needed to remove the scratches and grime to attain the spotless look.

 

The result of stripping, cleaning and sealing the floor is always exquisite.  Buffing will provide smoothness and shiny appearance to the floor.  Shiny floors are easier to maintain.  A combination of water and mild cleaning solution will help enhance the look.  Rebuff is not needed for a long while.

 

Q.Can my vinyl and lino floors be rebuff for special events?

A.Our company buff floors for all occasions.  It is the main service we render to our clients.  The result of our work is your ultimate satisfaction.

 

Q.What is the frequency of polishing vinyl and lino floors?

A. Polishing of the top layer of vinyl and lino will prevent the penetration of dirt and stains on your floor.  It is to be done regularly.  We highly recommend that you polish twice annually to retain its lustre.

 

Q.What is the method of applying the polish?

A. The method includes stripping of the old polish and then applying a new layer on the surface.  Then to dry buff the surface to attain optimal shine, gloss and durability.  It is not always needed but it is the solution to getting rid of stains, burns and scratches on your floors.

 

Q.How many layers of polish are needed?

A. Newly stripped floors need at least 3 layers of polish to get the gloss and the protection needed.  Polishing will retain the lustre and shine to the floor which will otherwise look dirty, stained and damaged.

 

Q.Do I need a professional to polish my vinyl and lino floors?

A. Professional polishing will enhance shine and protection of the floor from stains and prevent future unwarranted expense of installing new floors.


Vinyl Cleaning

 

Q.When do vinyl and lino floors need to be stripped and cleaned?

A. When your floor looks lifeless and dull after detailed cleaning.

 

Q.What is the process of your restoration service?

A. Our restoration service includes thorough cleaning and polishing of all vinyl and lino floors to attain maximum protection.  We only use state of the art equipment and professional service renderers.  You will be highly satisfied with the work we have done.  Call us for a quote.

 

Q.Do you use non-toxic cleaning products?

A. We only use non-toxic cleaning products that will protect your home, office and family members.

 

Q.Explain the maintenance regime.

A. The maintenance regime is first to strip the old polish, to repolish at least twice annually.  Polishing will help coat and protect your floor for a long while

 

Q.How do I maintain the enhanced look of my vinyl and lino floors?

A. Using door mats at entrances, regularly sweeping the floor definitely helps.

 

Q.What is the right method to clean and maintain vinyl and lino floors?

A. You need to sweep or vacuum the floors.  Ensure that all dirt is sucked away.  Only non-rinsing cleaner should be used.  Avoid cleaners that are abrasive, oil or detergent in nature. 

 

Q.State the services you provide.

A. We offer stripping, cleaning and resealing of all vinyl and lino floors.

 

Q.What are your charges for such services?

A. Our charges are based on the area of per square meter of each room.  We have a price list on our website for your perusal.  It will be good if you measure each room before you request for a quote from us.

 

Q.How to determine the measurement?

A. Please measure each room separately. Measure the width and the length of the room then multiply the two numbers to get area of the room.  As follows:
Length x  width = area
2m x 3m =6m2

 

Q.What is the length of drying time?

A. It usually takes 3 to 6 hours on a sunny day.

 

Q.Will you move our furniture for us?

A. We apologize for this but we do not move any furniture as we are uninsured for such a task.

 

Q.How do we prepare for the cleaning?

A. You need to remove all furniture to enable us to begin cleaning once we arrive.

 

Q.Does your service include the repairing of vinyl and lino flooring?

A. Unfortunately we do not do any forms of repairs on your flooring.  We will only restore your flooring by stripping, cleaning and sealing your floors.

 

Q.Can you revitalize my old and lifeless vinyl and lino floors?

A. The revitalizing depends on the age of your floors.  We will first inspect your floor before we decide to provide the restoration services for a price.

 

Q.Can you remove any stains on the vinyl and lino floors?

A.We can remove new stains that have yet to set in.  We then need to strip, clean and seal your floor for maximum protection.

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Q.Define the difference between vinyl and lino floors?

A. Vinyl floors are durable and need occasional resealing while lino floors need refinishing at periodically.

 

Q.Define vinyl.

A. Vinyl floors have a variety of categories.  They are manufactured form linoleum.  It is a combination of cork powder, dust wood, pigments and binding agents.  This combination is pressed into sheets. A protective sealer is used to seal the vinyl underneath.  This protection will enhance the look of the flooring.  The finishing can be either matte or shiny.
Vinyl is popular due to its durability, affordability and aesthetic appeal and easy maintenance.  They are also available in a variety of colours and patterns that easily copies other flooring.

 

Q.Define Linoleum.

A.Linoleum is usually called “lino”.  It was initially patented in 1863.  Its name originates from the main ingredient that forms it.  The linseed oil is solidified, boiled and combined with molten resin, powdered cork, wood dust, fine limestone and other natural ingredients.  This mixture is then pressed into sheets with heat and pressure. Original linseed oil is long lasting and strengthens with age. This is because the linseed oil hardens with oxidization of time

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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