Karndean Floor Cleaning Service Worcestershire
Tile & Stone Medic Worcestershire’s Karndean floor cleaning service makes maintaining and restoring Karndean floor an absolute breeze. You need not worry about investing in specialist cleaning products or finding the right equipment to achieve best results. We provide an efficient and cost effective cleaning service to get your Karndean floor looking better than ever.
Karndean is highly durable and will stand up to a lot more abuse than many natural materials. Even so, to maintain its sheen and keep it free from marks it should be treated occasionally. Perhaps you’ve noticed some of these tell-tale signs that your Karndean needs a refresh?
Without thorough regular sweeping, swirling, scratches and gouges can appear over time. These are often a consequence of rearranging furniture, particularly if any dust and dirt has become caught under furniture legs. Dark scuff marks can also be left behind from footwear and appliances.
White spots occur on Karndean when spillages are not quickly cleaned up. These are most often found in bathroom installations. Staining is rarer, but can be caused by solvents and wine spillages. Any and all spillages should be cleaned up as soon as possible to minimise damage to the floor.
Damage to the surface of the floor will also happen if the wrong equipment is used on Karndean. Never use a steam cleaner on the floor and proceed with caution with household vacuum cleaners. If in doubt speak to one of the team at Tile & Stone Medic Worcestershire for some advice.
In order to get started we first need to ensure the Karndean is clear of all contaminants. This means a thorough mop and sweep of the floor, being sure to catch any dust and dirt. With the floor clean we can get a proper view of any scuffs and scratches and set about buffing them out.
Once the floor is free of dust and dirt and all marks have been removed the floor can be washed. A specially selected PH balanced cleaning solution is carefully diluted to the correct consistency then thoroughly applied to the floor and left to dry. With the floor dry it is ready for us, although care should be taken to not wash the floor for at least 24 hours after cleaning.
If your Karndean flooring is more heavily worn and has lost its satin sheen then you may benefit from our strip and refresh service. After the floor has been treated with a PH balanced wash, we go a step further and apply specialist stripper. The solution is left to dwell on the floor for a short time before a refresher solution is applied. These two specialist products work together to restore the satin sheen back to the Karndean. In order to maintain this, we’d recommend this treatment around once a year.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our work. Our results are always outstanding, but so are our team. We promise punctuality and politeness, always leaving areas as tidy, if not tidier than they were when we arrived. Where your home or business has specific access requirements or times we will always try our best to accommodate them. All health and safety legislation will be followed and risk assessments will be taken where necessary.
If your Karndean floor could benefit from our cleaning service then reach out to one of our friendly team today, we’d be more than happy to help.
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.