Amtico Floor Cleaning Service Staffordshire
Amtico is a tough synthetic material popular in domestic and commercial environments. Whilst durable, it also comes in a range of attractive finishes, but in order to keep it looking its best occasional maintenance is required. Our Amtico floor cleaning service takes the workload off your hands and provides results that last, so you enjoy great looking flooring at even better value.
Amtico is extremely durable, but even the toughest hard floor materials eventually show signs of wear and tear. Most common issues with Amtico floor are surface marks which can usually be removed with carefully selected solutions and techniques.
Heavy objects like sofas can leave behind gouges and chips if dragged across the floor. Steam cleaners should never be used since they can cause permanent damage and be wary of vacuum cleaners too, some can leave behind scratches if not used correctly. Spillages of any kind should be cleaned up immediately so as to avoid discolouration and staining. Any seams between Amtico tiles are vulnerable to spillages to ensure these are kept dry.
Restoring worn Amtico flooring is a fairly straightforward process. Initially the floor is dry swept or mopped to remove surface dust. This is essential to stop the dust from disrupting the rest of the deep clean.
With the floor free of dust, it can be stripped. The stripper is worked into the floor to loosen ingrained dirt from the surface. After the stripper has been allowed to dwell the floor is washed.
With the floor stripped and washed the Amtico is ready for dressing. Dressing Amtico requires a couple of coats, applied at right angles for best protection. Application and drying of both coats generally takes around an hour, but varies depending on the size of the floor.
Once the Amtico floor has been stripped and dressed we can apply a final polish to your specification. If you would like a reflective or glossy finish we can polish and seal the floor to achieve these. We also offer a subtler matt finish or anything in between, just let us know.
Working with us
Rest assured, when you work with Tile & Stone Medic Staffordshire for your Amtico floor cleaning all work will be carried out safely, professionally and thoroughly. Our polite and punctual engineers will arrive on time and endeavor to complete work within the given timeframe. All health and safety requirements and risk assessments will be taken care of and disruption to you and your home will be kept to an absolute minimum.
If Tile & Stone Medic Staffordshire can help you with your Amtico floor cleaning then get in touch today for a friendly chat. We offer our services to both commercial and domestic customers and are happy to discuss both one off cleaning and regular maintenance contracts.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Will Tile & Stone Medic’s cleaning services cause noise, disruption, dirt or debris in my home/business?
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.