Vinyl & Linoleum Cleaning & Polishing
At FlooringFirst!, we do know that although polishing vinyl and linoleum floors are not that hard, there are many small things you need to think of and allow to achieve the perfect results. Give us a ring and let our professional teams handle your floor.
Our hard floor restoration and installation 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 floor can look neat and fine once again, just give us a ring and let us handle everything. We always use non-toxic finishing agents only, because we will never put you and your family in danger. Materials and agents that can be of health hazard are not in our product portfolio and have never been.
The polish is the uppermost layer of your vinyl or linoleum flooring that prevents dirt and liquids from penetrating and staining the floor. It should be reapplied regularly. While some companies recommend that this be done once or twice per year, others once every several damp cleanings and the rest as the appearance dictates, the truth is it should be done periodically, 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 to achieve maximum shine, surface gloss and durability. While the latter technique is not always necessary, it is the only option when it comes to dealing with permanent stains, burns and deep scratches. Finally, a freshly stripped floor requires a minimum of 3 layers of polish for acceptable gloss and surface protection.
The polishing of vinyl and linoleum floors is relatively unsophisticated. They are both easy to install and practical, especially in high traffic areas, which explains their popularity. Without polishing, linoleum and vinyl floors appear dull and matted and become progressively susceptible to getting dirty, stained and damaged. Some of the advantages of proper polishing are the floor surface becomes shiny and protected against wear and tear and stains. Generally, polish linoleum and vinyl floors need more regular maintenance than flooring that features a protective coating 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 is time to have your floors polished once they start looking dull and matted even after proper cleaning.
You must remember never to pour down polishing agents directly onto the floor, because this may lead to undesirable effects like 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 soaking wet with the polishing agent. Remember that rubbing over the same area repeatedly may cause floor marks to look like paintbrush strokes. Generally, several layers of polish need to be applied to attain a smooth, glossy surface finish. It is important that they are allowed enough time to dry and the more humid the weather is, the more it takes for a layer to dry. Depending on the polish itself, 40-60 minutes per layer is enough in most cases. Finally, you better wait for one to two hours before allowing foot traffic on the newly polished floor and 24 to 48 hours for the polish to harden and reach its maximum toughness.
Our "clean & polish" service includes:
Our flooring service comes with obligation free site visit, quick quotations and free advice. Give us a call on or 020 88309782 to speak to a member of our staff, who can arrange for a free assessment of your floor sanding or wood floor fitting service at convenient for you time.