Vinyl Floor Cleaning Services
Vinyl or Lino Flooring is a recommended floor surface for areas that require sanitisation standards to be maintained
Most medical, dental and surgical practices require vinyl or linoleum flooring as it is a smooth hard wearing floor surface that can be cleaned on a daily basis and maintained to a very high sanitisation standard.
Also, there are many other business that also require such as versatile floor surface where germ and bacteria control is required.
For example: dental surgery, veterinarian practice, kitchen and food preparation areas, child care centres, kindergartens, pre-schools, hair salons, nail salons, pet care & grooming centre, tattoo shop, etc.
How we prepare, clean and seal Vinyl and Lino Floors
We use a safe, fast acting floor stripper specifically formulated for the removal of floor sealers and floor polishes from vinyl and linoleum floors. The stripper solution is applied onto the floor and sufficient time is allowed to effect penetration and softening of the seal or polish. The floor is machine rotary scrubbed with a stripping pad. The remaining residue is removed using a hot water extraction machine with a PH neutralising additive leaving the floor surface clean and ready for sealing.
When the floor is completely dry, 2 coats of a chemical resistant base are applied, followed by 2 top coats of (matte, semi-gloss or high-gloss finish) sealer. Each coat is allowed to dry before the next coat is applied. This is the correct procedure to provide the best results.
At Wizard we use high performance floor sealer finishes that conform to the Australian Standard for the slip resistance of pedestrian surface.
Beware there are many floor cleaning businesses that take shortcuts. The end result may appear OK from above, but if you look closely across the floor surface, the poor quality is very evident.
A properly prepared floor surface that is cleaned regularly with the correct cleaning solution and method will only need to be stripped, cleaned and sealed every 1 to 2 years depending on use.
If the floor is not properly maintained, the surface will require the sealer to be stripped back and reapplied more frequently.
Burnishing to give a mirror-like finish
Burnishing is an optional process in which a high speed rotary machine with a special pad is used to buff the surface to produce an extremely high gloss ‘wet look’ finish. This type of finish is common for commercial floor areas, whereas residential floors tend to have a normal gloss finish which does not require burnishing.
A steam mop or microfibre mop is ideal for routine cleaning. If the floor is heavily soiled we recommend the use of a Ph neutral cleanerused with the correct dilution ratio and clean water and mop. This will prolong effectiveness of the floor sealer and make cleaning the floor much easier.
The use of detergents typically leaves a sticky residue which attract dirt particles and promotes rapid soiling, thus more frequent cleaning.
Our technician can provide further advice on how to maintain your vinyl or linoleum floor and how often the floor will require polishing or buffing, cleaning, stripping and resealing.
Repeated applications of a floor sealer or applying heavy coats of sealer without first stripping the old sealer does not produce an optimal finish. This practice also makes the floor stripping process more time consuming which increases the overall cost.
A properly prepared (stripped, cleaned and dry) surface with 2 coats gives the best result, rather than simply applying additional layers of floor sealer over the existing finish.