Karndean Floor Cleaning Cheshire
Karndean is one of the more common types of synthetic hard floor we encounter in homes and businesses. For this reason we offer a specialist Karndean floor cleaning service to take the burden of cleaning and maintenance off your hands. This is a great way to breathe new life into your flooring, extend it’s lifespan and reinvigorate your rooms.
Karndean is one of the most durable types of hard floor material, but still requires a degree of care to maintain its look. Perhaps you’ve noticed some of these common issues with your Karndean floor? If so why not reach out to one of our highly skilled team today and discover more about our great value Karndean floor cleaning services.
Dark marks, hairline scratches and thicker gouges are some of the more obvious signs of wear Karndean can show. The cause is often moving around furniture or scuffs from shoe soles. These can be particularly bad if Karndean hasn’t been thoroughly swept, since dirt and dust particles become trapped under feet or furniture legs it can then be pressed into the Karndean.
If you’ve noticed white smudges or spots on the surface of your Karndean these are often the result of spillages which have not been cleaned up quickly enough. Most commonly these occur in bathrooms from the range of liquids in the vicinity. In some cases staining can occur, solvents are especially bad for this and wines too. Like Amtico, steam cleaners should absolutely be avoided since they can damage the surface beyond repair. All equipment should be carefully selected to ensure no damage is caused. If in doubt, get in touch with Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire for an expert opinion.
To begin restoring Karndean floor we must remove all surface dust and debris. A dry sweep and mop are used to achieve this. We need to ensure the floor is completely free from contaminants in order to get the best results from the clean. With the floor clean, we can set to work removing scratches and scuff from the surface of the floor. These are buffed and polished out gently.
The floor can then be carefully washed with a specialist PH neutral cleaning solution. The solution is diluted to the right consistency then applied across the floor and left to dry. Once the Karndean is dry, it is ready for use. It should not be washed again for at least 24 hours.
Where the wear to Karndean is more serious, we’d recommend and strip and refresh once a year. If your Karndean has lost its satin sheen, this will be the service you require. We apply a stripping solution to the floor and allow it to dwell before working in a refresher solution to restore the satin finish. Both chemicals are specially chosen and designed to work together to achieve a great looking finish.
Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire want to provide an outstanding service. Disruption to your home or workplace will be kept to an absolute minimum at all times whilst we clean your Karndean floor. Our polite, punctual technicians will clean up after themselves and always carry out work safely. Where risk assessments are needed they will be carried out and all health and safety legislation will be followed. If you have special access requirements please discuss these with our team and we would be happy to accommodate you.
If our Karndean floor cleaning service sounds as though it may be helpful then reach out to one of our friendly team today for a chat.
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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.
There are lots of different types of hard floors, and even more names. In almost all cases we can help you improve the appearance of your synthetic floor. Get in touch to find out what we would recommend for your specific needs.
We apply a sealer to a floor in order to protect it. Different types of floor, both manmade and natural stone, are vulnerable to different sorts of damage. They can all be harmed by chemicals to a certain degree, even by the acid in food and drink spillages, as they will be very slightly porous. As well as this, they can be worn away by physical damage. Even foot traffic can have a big impact if dust or grit has built up on the floor, since it increases abrasions. A sealant will reduce the chance of a spill becoming a stain by reducing the floor’s ability to absorb liquids. It can also help protect the appearance of the floor by forming a protective barrier. A sealant won’t prevent all damage and it will still wear away over time, but it will help your floors last longer, helping protect your investment. Sealants will even help protect your floor from UV radiation which can lead to fading over the lifespan of a high value stone or tiled floor. We can consult with you to find the best sealant for your floor and the type of use it gets to make sure it receives the best form of protection.
Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.
We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.
Firstly, a floor should always be sealed when it is first laid. Get in touch with us straight away if this hasn’t been carried out already. It will also need periodic sealing in order to protect the floor on an ongoing basis. How often sealing is required depends on a number of factors such as the specific material used for your flooring and the kind of use it has to survive. For example, a bathroom with natural tiles that is frequently exposed to water may require sealing more often than porcelain tiles in a kitchen. Frequent maintenance, such as sweeping and hoovering up the dust and grit that erodes floors when trodden on can help. Once the sealant is worn away, not only will scratches be more likely, the risk of staining or permanent damage from liquids is drastically increased as there is no protective layer to prevent absorption. If in doubt get in touch with our team of friendly technicians who can discuss your needs.
The process we carry out will depend on your specific floor and the use that it gets. There will be variations for different materials and the finish that you wish to achieve. The process will also be impacted by the full scale of work that we carry out, for example which types of cleaning and restoration are being performed. It is not unusual to apply several layers of sealant if this is necessary and appropriate.
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We can appreciate you may not know where to start when cleaning floors and other hard surfaces. Don’t give up! We are your local professional Other Hard Floor Cleaning service provider, so contact us today for expert advice and tips from our friendly operators.