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Vinyl Cleaning & Sealing Melbourne



Have your vinyl surface previously been stripped and sealed and have since lost their lustre, are looking dull and have become harder to clean? If so you need to have your vinyl re-stripped and sealed in order to protect the vinyl and also bring it back to life. Stripping and sealing needs to be done at regular intervals in order to maintain the protection of the vinyl surface as foot traffic will slowly sand away the sealer, and if left too long the vinyl may become irreparable.

What exactly is Vinyl?
Vinyl & Lino are varieties of plastic floor covering often found in areas with high levels of foot traffic such as shopping centres, nursing homes, kitchens & laundries, just to name a few. Vinyl is a great choice as it is durable and an easy surface to maintain. Care must be taken, however, to protect the surface from new, as once the surface finish becomes abraded by foot traffic it becomes progressively more difficult to maintain a highly polished finish and when the wear is bad enough, it can prove to be virtually impossible. It is therefore essential to start maintaining the floor surface from the moment it is laid and that is the procedure we're going to look at now. Here at Tile Cleaners we provide professional stripping, cleaning and sealing services for all your Vinyl & Lino floors needs!

There are several major subgroups of vinyl, which evolved from linoleum and is typically a mixture of cork powder or other wood dusts, certain pigments and binding agents pressed into sheets.

The sheets are then covered with a transparent wear-resistant layer to seal the vinyl underneath and give the surface a finished look that varies from matte to a glass like shine. Vinyl has always been popular, because it boasts excellent qualities - it's durable and affordable, looks appealing and is fairly easy to maintain. Of course, one of the greatest things about vinyl flooring is that it also comes in a great deal of colours and patterns and ultimately, there is no look that cannot be mimicked by vinyl flooring.

Vinyl flooring is made of several materials, the most common being true vinyl, thermoplastic, and linoleum which is making a comeback due to its versatility and excellent durability. All are smooth, water resistant to a high degree and can be polished to virtually a mirror-like finish. Care must be taken, however, to protect the surface from new, as once the surface finish becomes abraded by foot traffic it will become progressively more difficult to maintain the highly polished finish and if the wear is bad enough, it can prove to be virtually impossible. It's therefore essential to start maintaining the floor surface from the moment it is laid, which is the procedure we're going to look at now. Here at Tile Cleaners we provide professional stripping, cleaning and sealing services for all your Vinyl & Lino floors needs!

What is Linoleum?
Linoleum, commonly abbreviated just "lino" is a flooring material first patented in 1863. The name comes from its main ingredient, solidified linseed oil, which is boiled and mixed with molten resins, powdered cork, wood dust, fine limestone and other raw materials. Finally, the mixture is formed into sheets by applying heat and pressure. Genuine linoleum is an extremely long wearing floor coating that gets stronger with age due the linseed oil becoming harder as it oxidises slowly over time.

Cleaning & Sealing Vinyl & Linoleum Floors
At Experts Floor Care we know that although polishing vinyl and linoleum floors is not that hard, there are many small aspects to consider and circumstances to allow for in order to achieve the perfect results.

Our hard floor restoration services include effective cleaning and polishing of vinyl and linoleum floors and their long term protection by employing state-of-the-art equipment and technical expertise. Your surfaces can look fresh once again, just give us a call and allow us to take care of everything. Here at Experts Floor Care we understand the importance of your family's safety, which is why Experts Floor Care prefer to use non-toxic finishing agents as we not only want to protect your Vinyl, but your families health too. Materials and agents that present potential health hazards are not in our product portfolio and never have been.

The polish is the uppermost layer of your vinyl or linoleum preventing dirt and liquids from penetrating and staining the floor and should be reapplied regularly, at least twice a year. This involves stripping the previous polish using the manufacturer's approved products and applying a new layer. In most cases dry buffing is needed to achieve maximum shine, surface gloss and durability, although not always necessary, it's the only option for dealing with permanent staining, burns and deep scratches. Finally, a freshly stripped vinyl floor requires a minimum of 3 layers of polish for an acceptable gloss and sufficient surface protection.

Without polishing, linoleum and vinyl floors appear dull and matte and will become progressively susceptible to stains and damage. Advantages of correct polishing is the vinyl surface will become shiny and protected against wear and tear as well as stains. Generally, polished linoleum and vinyl floors require more frequent regular maintenance than flooring that features a protective layer applied by the manufacturer during production. A proper maintenance routine typically includes stripping and re-polishing at least once or twice per year, especially in areas with high foot traffic. You will know it's time to have you floors polished once they start looking dull and matte even after cleaning.

You must never pour polishing agents directly onto the vinyl as this may lead to undesirable effects such as uneven surface gloss, streaking etc. The use of proper, clean applicator pads is of utmost importance. Always wring the pad and never use it while soaked wet with the polishing agent. Remember that rubbing over the same area repeatedly may cause floor marks that appear as paint brush strokes. Generally, several layers of polish need to be applied to attain a smooth, glossy surface finish. It is important that the layers are allowed sufficient time to dry and important to remember the more humid the weather is, the more it will take for each layer to dry. Depending on the polish itself, 40-60 minutes per layer is enough in most cases. Finally, one to two hours in required before allowing foot traffic on the newly polished surface and 24 to 48 hours for the polish to harden and reach its maximum toughness.

Our "clean & polish" service includes:
• preparatory cleaning, buffing or scrubbing
• application of suitable, traffic resistant polish
• guides for regular maintenance


We make it a priority top offer flexible services to accommodate your need.