Vinyl Floor Cleaning & Polishing Birmingham
Tile & Stone Medic provide restoration solutions for a whole range of man-made floor types. One of the most popular alternatives to natural flooring materials is vinyl, or PVC flooring.
Vinyl flooring has remained popular for many years due to it being both low-cost and hardwearing. These are common features of many man-made floor types, however vinyl is often especially useful as it comes in small tiles which are easy to fit and replace. What’s more, it’s also quite straightforward to install, making it popular amongst DIY enthusiasts. Unfortunately, this is a double edged sword since poor installation often causes problems later on.
Whilst vinyl is tough, like all flooring materials it is not indestructible. The lifetime of vinyl flooring can be extended by following a few maintenance practises, but if your vinyl floor has suffered some more substantial wear and tear you may wish to employ a specialist cleaning company to restore it. Tile & Stone Medic offer a comprehensive vinyl floor restoration service which offers great value and outstanding results.
How often should I clean a vinyl floor?
As with all floor types, regular sweeping or hoovering is required to extend the life of the floor and maintain its appearance. This removes daily dust and debris and limits the growth of bacteria. If this is not done regularly enough, dirt will be eventually become ground into the surface of the vinyl and wear away at it. The result will be a dull surface, pitted with microscopic scratches and marks. Not only does this look untidy, it serves to make the problem worse by giving additional dirt something to cling onto. Remember to take care when vacuuming vinyl since some common household vacuum cleaners use hard plastic wheels which can cause scratches in some circumstances.
Vinyl flooring restoration
If your vinyl tiles have become dull and lifeless our restoration service can restore the floor’s original shine. We stock a selection of carefully formulated cleaning solutions specifically designed to restore vinyl flooring. These products are highly specialised and achieve results beyond those achievable with off-the-shelf products. Many floors which we are asked to restore have been damaged after their owners used unsuitable, shop-bought floor cleaning chemicals on them. Proceed with caution if attempting a DIY cleaning solution, since some products have the potential to discolour the vinyl and cause the tiles to curl and shrink. If in doubt, always work with an experienced restoration provider like Tile & Stone Medic.
Vinyl flooring waxing and sealing
Some vinyl flooring is ‘no-wax’ PVC, meaning wax-based sealer and finishing products will not grip to its surface. Instead, wax will pool and leave behind a stubborn mess to clean up. It might not always be easy to tell if you vinyl is no-wax, but don’t worry if you’re not sure, our experienced technicians have seen enough to be able to easily identify it. If in doubt, arrange a visit with us. If your vinyl will not work with a wax finish but you like the look of waxed vinyl, we stock a range of sealers than can be used to create any finish you desire, from matt right through to a reflective sheen.
DIY vinyl floor care
Many owners of vinyl flooring try to clean and restore it themselves. If you intend to do this take care not to overly wet the floor during the process. Excessive moisture can quickly seep through tiny gaps between tiles and, once into the subfloor, will weaken the adhesive which holds the tiles in place. Loose and curling tiles are one of the most common issues with vinyl floor and, in the worst cases, can mean replacement tiles are needed. If you’re not confident about restoring the floor don’t hesitate to ask for a no obligation quote.
If you have worn or dirty vinyl flooring in your home or business that would benefit from our restoration services then reach out to us today to discover the benefits of a professional clean. Our industry-leading equipment and tried-and-tested cleaning techniques offer impressive results that will last for months, or even years, with proper maintenance. When our work is completed we are happy to offer tips and advice on how to keep your vinyl floor looking great for longer.
Most of the time yes, it can be polished and restored to much improved state. Synthetic floors tend to be quite hard-wearing so will stand up to the kind of polishing that will cut through the dirt.
We always work in the most considerate way possible. Work will be tailored to your needs and will fit around your schedule where possible. We avoid bringing loud or bulky machinery into your home and when a job is complete we thoroughly clean up after ourselves to leave your space looking as tidy as it did when we arrived.
Whilst we may use specialist chemicals in the course of our work, we can assure you that by the time we leave all residues will be gone and your tile or stone flooring will be perfectly safe for everyone to use. We work to extremely high standards of health and safety, conducting proper risk assessments where appropriate and never putting you or anyone else in danger.