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Don’t Make Easy Errors of an Inexperienced Floor Cleaner

By On October 6, 2016 No Comments

Quite understandably some individuals would like to have a go at deep cleaning their floors themselves prior to contacting a professional. In instances where the trade machinery may not be required this can appear to be a cost-saving exercise.

Floor Cleaners DurhamWe are sometimes contacted by individuals who have attempted to clean their floors and ended up with either a less than satisfactory finish or worse, a damaged floor. There are easy errors that can be made and we have compiled the following list in the attempt to minimise this risk.

Incorrect selection of products

Whatever floor type it is that you are aiming to clean, there will be a particular product that will offer a better result. It may be that you need a range of products to follow the cleaning process and time invested in this selection will pay dividends. Not only will the correct product formulations offer a better result, but it will complement the floor type and not damage it.

Incorrect selection of machinery

Similarly to the products used to clean floors, there are different machinery that should be used to complete the cleaning process. An example of this is floor sanding where a belt sander is used on the majority of the floor boards and an edge sander is used around the perimeter of the wood floor. These machines complement each other and both have a specific role.

If you were to use the belt sander around the perimeter, you would not be able to get right into the edges. If you were to use the edge sander on the main part of the floor you would end up with an uneven finish that would take a huge amount of time. Once again damage can be caused and in some cases can be irreversible.

Lack of understanding of cleaning techniques

Floor Cleaner DurhamIf a particular floor that you have has stained patches or areas that need to be repair prior to cleaning it is imperative that you employ the correct technique to complete the task.

For example; if your carpet has been stained it would be inappropriate to scrub the carpet as the fibres would be left frayed and the stain likely left visible.

It is important to seek the advice of a professional floor cleaner when contemplating such jobs. We offer a clear and transparent pricing plan and offer an efficient process so that you receive true value for money. If you would like to find out more please call today on 0808 118 5747.

Specialist Amtico Cleaning Service

By On September 3, 2016 No Comments

We have a lot of information on our website about Amtico; how it is made, why it was developed and much more. We often find that it is so often the case that an image speaks a thousand words.

This picture is a close up of an Amtico floor that we restored in Middlesbrough. Our clients had chosen to lay this flooring type in their hallway of their newly built house. They had done quite a bit of research prior to having it installed and were extremely pleased with it.

Amtico Cleaners MiddlesbroughOver time they noticed that it had lost its lustre a little. We were asked about whether we could clean it and if there were any limitations due to the way that it is laid.

We were happy to offer information and advice and to confirm that we could confidently clean it to like-new.

Amtico boards, when installed, are laid onto a screeded floor. This provides a level-base for the individual pieces to be laid onto. It is almost impossible to imagine how the floor will look once it is complete as the boards can often be slim.

This image shows exactly how Amtico replicates other flooring types. The wood grain looks beautiful and our clients have the added bonus of improved durability in relation to a real wood floor.

Our clients commented on the ease of maintenance; the floor needed regular hovering to remove particles brought in from the outside. Discipline in doing this will elongate the lifespan of your floor as it is often the particles that work to damage or wear the surface of your flooring.

We are specialist cleaners for Amtico, Karndean, stone, wood and carpets. We are passionate about floor cleaning and floor care and will always go the extra mile to ensure that you are ecstatic with the results we achieve. Please call us today on 0808 118 5747.

Fun Facts About Amazing Amtico

By On August 30, 2016 No Comments

We all want our floors to look their best at all times. Easy, right? Well whether your Amtico floor is in a domestic or commercial setting it is likely to experience daily wear that could be likened to a natural disaster!

Muddy feat, dirty paws, dropped food, spilled drinks, furniture and a whole host of other deteriorating elements play a part in daily wear and tear.

Yes we would all like to put a clear film over the top of our floors that would unequivocally protect them from any dirt or damage, however this is not possible.

This is where we come in; we are here to deep clean and restore all types of hard flooring. We specialise in cleaning Amtico and have many years’ experience in dealing with this fascinating floor type.

When discussing floor types it is likely that everyone you speak with knows about stone tiles, wooden floors, carpets and some other vinyl flooring products. It is often the case that when discussing Amtico that individuals may have heard of it but are not aware of its real benefits.

Although many of our blog posts are based around jobs that we have completed we realise that there are other ways of providing information in a fun, less formal way. We put together this infographic to show you some information about Amtico flooring.

Cleaning Amtico Durham

Don’t let your worn, damaged floors bring the overall look of your home or business down. Our services are cost-effective and provide a result that we are extremely confident about. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of the job please call today on 0808 118 5747.

We are a growing, family-run business so take great pride in the service that we offer. We are very fortunate to be in high demand so would advise you to make contact in order for us to arrange a no obligation quotation.

Our Guide to Restoring Stone Floors

By On August 2, 2016 No Comments

Entrance ways are the one of the most used spaces in our homes. Whatever the weather, our feet carry in contaminants from outside that work to deteriorate our floors.

Stone Floor Restoration NewcastleThere are ways in which this can be minimised, such as:

  • Put an external door mat outside of your front door
  • Put another mat inside your front door
  • Make sure that you take your shoes off immediately entering your home
  • Daily sweeping or hovering

However, over time it is likely that your floors will slowly start to take on a more weathered appearance. This can be slow and causes the period of deterioration to go unnoticed.

It may be that the cleaning products you use aren’t really working to your satisfaction or you may one day realise that the stone floor doesn’t look like it used to.

The restoration of stone floors produces exceptional results; not only do we breathe new life into your floor but the surface is entirely stripped back and re-finished so that it is ready once again to tackle daily wear and tear.

Stone Restorer NewcastleThis is a tiled floor that we cleaned in Newcastle. The first image shows the excessive build up on the tiles; this was ingrained into the tiles and grout.

It is imperative that we apply our time-served knowledge in order to deep clean the tiles. The old, broken down seal is stripped back allowing us to clean the surface of the tiles.

Our specialist stone cleaning products are agitated with our machinery in order to lift the dirt and leave the stone exposed in its natural state, ready to be sealed.

Sealing Stone Top Tip:

Take your time to find a stone sealer that compliments your requirements; think about foot traffic, type of tile and desired finish.

Are you considering restoring your stone floors? If so call today on 0808 118 5747. You won’t be disappointed.

Floor Cleaning Advice County Durham

By On July 31, 2016 No Comments

Have you ever come across a Company who completes the work that is required and then leaves? Sound silly? Well we are here to show you can provide a better service. This doesn’t just mean doing a great job but it means enabling your clients to look after and maintain their floors once the restoration has been completed. Now that’s value!

Do You Deserve The Best?  Absolutely!

This video starts by explaining that we use every opportunity to offer:

  • Advice
  • Tips
  • Assistance
  • Help
  • Support
  • Guidance

This may sound like we are covering the basics but we are astounded at the amount of Companies that do not take this approach. They don’t want to give too much away. This does not fall in line with our friendly and open approach.

So what are our floor cleaning top tips?

  • Consider placing a mat at every entrance to your property. Particles being carried into your home or business will then be reduced. These contaminants are the things that are likely to damage or wear down your floor.
  • Make sure to select a cleaning product that you are sure matches with your specific flooring type. Using an incorrect product can sometimes damage your flooring. Avoid that mistake by taking your time to find the best product.
  • Next comes the requirement to use the correct cleaning techniques. We are so often guided by panic when trying to remove a floor stain. This can sometimes cause irreversible damage such as rubbing the carpet fibres ferociously to remove a carpet stain. Call on the professionals!

These are just some of the tips that we offer in our video. Take a few minutes to view its content and if you have any questions or would like to arrange a free, no obligation quotation please call us today on 0808 118 5747.