Vinyl and terrazzo floors are coated with a sealant that provides protection against scratches and general wear, while also aides with cleaning and maintenance processes.
McArdles vinyl strip & seal packages are available in Central West, Orange, Molong, Bathurst, Kelso, Oberon, Lithgow, Blayney, Cudal, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes, Wellington, Dubbo, Mid-West Regional, Weddin areas.
Over time, due to constant traffic, the sealant wears thin, and the floored area needs to be resurfaced.
The process of strip and sealing is the removing of the old sealer and applying new coats of sealer to the floor in several layers.
The purpose of the sealer is to safeguard the floor against scratches. We use safe, superior quality and fast-acting floor stripping solutions that are specifically designed for the removal of floor polishes and sealers from vinyl and terrazzo floors.
Vinyl floor cleaning in Orange, Bathurst and the Central West is very popular for commercial customers and starting to be very popular for our residential customers as well. One of the most common problems in vinyl is that it gets worn down. McArdles Cleaning & Restoration in Orange & Bathurst recommends customers to get their Vinyl floors sealed. Sealing your vinyl is like protection, if you have your vinyl protected you are wearing down the sealer not the vinyl. Sealing also protects it from chemicals, dirt and also scratches.
Vinyl Sealing doesn’t last forever, you have to maintain the sealer every 6 – 12months. Your vinyl might only need to be cleaned not resealed, so it is good to have an inspection on your vinyl from a professional cleaner.
The reason why you need to have your sealer maintained is that chemicals and dirt are vinyls biggest enemies. They can get into the grain of vinyl and if they do get into the grain of the vinyl you would have to get it completely strippedand sealed or worse case scenario you have to get the vinyl replaced.
A great tip for vinyl floors is a door mat, door mats can get off the dirt and chemicals from your shoes so they don’t go onto the vinyl. To sweep your floors frequently to get the excess dirt off the vinyl from your shoes. Other great tips are; do not use a heavy machines that will use pressure, and to always wipe up spills straight away! When cleaning your vinyl floors make sure you are using the right chemicals. If you use the wrong chemicals it can damage your floors, always use products like the neutral cleaner from McArdles Cleaning Services that is a product that is designed for vinyl floors.
When mopping you vinyl do not drench your mop, always squeeze it out so it is lightly wet. This is so water doesn’t get into the cracks, seams and edges, when the water is there it can damage the hold of the vinyl and it may have to be replaced.
When cleaning your vinyl do not use soap, yes soap cleans it but it will leave residue on the vinyl and residue attracts dirt. When mopping your floors only use recommended products or warm water. When having large furniture items like TV cabinets and fridges it can make marks in vinyl. To prevent this from happening use furniture protectors that you put under the legs of the furniture, also use these for when moving your furniture as well so you don’t scratch them.
McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Services has a great system for vinyl floor cleaning where you will never have to get it stripped again! This system is designed for only getting top ups when needed, when your vinyl has been put into this system it will always be protected and will never have to be stripped again. This is a great system for customers so their vinyl is always looking great and never looking ugly!
Vinyl flooring is very common in a lot of commercial premises. It can end up looking very tired and worn if not maintained properly. McArdles Cleaning Services had a client located on the Orange NSW right in the middle of the Central West and their vinyl floor was looking very worn and tired.
Let’s get to the facts first, vinyl is a porous substance and in terms of flooring is usually sealed and protected. If the sealer wears off, and in some cases is not even existent, the vinyl becomes extremely difficult to clean and maintain. The reason for this is because all the dirt, soil and traffic is absorbed by the vinyl.
A common error with cleaning vinyl floors is using a product that is too harsh so that it ends up damaging the protective sealer. Without getting too technical, it is best to use a cleaning product that is pH neutral, that is not too acidic and not too alkaline. If the cleaning product is not pH neutral it will end up damaging the vinyl’s sealer and can can leave a sticky residue on the vinyl that attracts and builds up dirt much quicker.
We often hear from new customers, “We only got our vinyl sealed 3 months ago and it looks exactly the same”. This can happen because of using improper cleaning products, poor cleaning process, or lack of sealer left as mentioned above. At McArdles Cleaning Services our vinyl cleaning process is like no other. If you choose our deluxe cleaning service it is designed so that your vinyl floors will never have to be stripped and resealed ever again. Yes, that right you did not read wrong your vinyl floors will never get back to that ugly and worn state. We provide you with a full initial proposal, with options after a thorough inspection, and after the first clean and seal has been completed we then offer you a full maintenance proposal so you never have to think about your vinyl again.
Your vinyl floors will have a beautiful glossy and professional look 365 days a year. Our team of technicians are fully qualified through the Australian Cleaning & Restoration Academy & Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and they service all areas in the Central West; from Orange, Bathurst, Lithgow, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes, Dubbo, Molong, Blayney. and surrounding areas.
Our preferred & recommended service offering the best long term result providing eight coats of quality sealer which will assist to preserve the vinyl floor for longer.
This includes 8 coats of sealer polish (recommended).
Silver Service is an alternative service: this service offers a great result providing five coats of quality sealer which will assist to preserve the vinyl floor.
This includes 5 coats of sealer polish.
Bronze Service is a basic service: this service provides a good result offering three coats of quality sealer which will assist to preserve the vinyl floor.
This includes 3 coats of sealer polish.
Allow our technicians to adequately assess the condition and tile type before performing any cleaning. This will ensure the most accurate and efficient method and chemicals are used. Our technicians will make a note of all challenging areas and set your expectations as well as come up with a solution for each area.
Please speak to our team upon booking about your desired plan for the cleaning process. Furniture will be shifted as required. We will tape up any areas that will be affected by the sealer.
Dry Soil Removal
Our technicians thoroughly sweep and vacuum the entire area, maximising the results we obtain. As in any cleaning process, dry soil removal is the most important.
Stripping the floor
The stripper solution is applied onto the floor allowing sufficient time to soften the seal or polish. Once complete the stripper is extracted with an extraction machine. Note: if the vinyl is in horrible shape you may require our heavy-duty service option.
The floor is scrubbed to remove the old layer(s) of sealer using a slow speed polisher and stripping pad.
Cleaning, Neutralising and Drying
The surface is then cleaned, “neutralised” (with a solution containing a PH neutralising additive) and dried with centrifugal air movers.
A high-quality sealer is applied in layers (minimum three layers) We recommend eight layers of sealer as this will last much longer before having to reseal the floor.
If the Vinyl is in dire straits, a heavy duty clean may be required. We will use a much more potent stripper and must agitate the floor for a much longer period; sometimes this will need to be done twice.
- Cost: $2.00 per m²
Floor buffing uses a buffer to polish floors. While the floor should be cleaned before buffing, the squeegees in the back of a buffer help gather any dirt and moisture that are left behind. While buffing does restore some gloss and smoothness to floors, it does not achieve the same wet-look shine that burnishing does.
- Cost: $3.50 per m²