Vinyl tile is still very common in commercial properties, as well as many residential homes in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Most homeowners clean their floors as needed, but eventually professional cleaning is needed to restore the appearance of the floor. While it may not be possible to restore the floor to its original appearance, professional cleaning will improve the appearance.
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
Inspect the condition of the vinyl tiles for any cracks and/ or lifting, and amount of soil.
Step 2: Pre-Vacuum
First we start with removing as much dry soil as possible, either using a dust mop or vacuum.
Step 3: Apply Detergent
We apply a neutral detergent solution and use a scrubbing machine to loosen and remove embedded soil.
Step 4: Post-Vacuum
We will vacuum and remove the dirty residue.
Step 5: Rinse
After we remove the residue, we will rinse the floor and apply a neutralizing solution to balance the pH of the floor and allow the floor to dry.
Step 6: Finisher/Sealer
After the vinyl floor has dried, we will apply a high quality finish/sealer to the floor (you would probably call this floor wax). We will apply at least 2 coats to your floor to insure fully coating the floor.
We prefer to apply more coats, at an additional cost, since these additional coats will give the floor a “glossier” appearance and give the floor additional protection.
After professional cleaning, it is important that you continue to maintain the floor. Dust mopping or vacuuming will help to remove sand and other abrasive soils. Use a detergent solution with a “neutral” pH to wet mop the floor. Placing entry mats outside entry doorways will also help to maintain the floor.