Of all the various surfaces in your home or business, the single most overlooked and neglected has to be the tile and grout, because we’ve all seen the images of folks scrubbing grout with tiny brushes to try and get them as clean as possible, not to mention the smell that usually accompanies this type of cleaning method. Ceramic tile flooring needs professional attention in order to optimize the look and life of your ceramic tile. Rely on us to keep your tile clean and sparkling.
Ever notice that the grout between your tiles seems to get darker over time? That is because it is slowly absorbing dirt and grime, causing it to discolor. Using a special grout brush, we eliminate the dirt and discoloration and use hot water steam extraction to thoroughly clean and sanitize the tiles. We can even change the color of the grout for you if you like. Advanced Cleaning & Restoration Services provides solid, top tier tile and grout cleaning services…we do all the deep cleaning, so you don’t have to.
Tile also has the unwelcome habit of becoming chipped or broken down over time, as well as the normal wear and tear that any floor will experience through constant use. We can remove broken and chipped tiles and install new tiles for you as well. We are committed to keeping your home or business clean, healthy, and attractive. Advanced Cleaning & Restoration Services is here to handle those annoying jobs that we know you don’t want to be stuck with.
Tile & grout installation is a very complicated and pricey job, so it is always preferable to make sure that your cleaning process protects what you already have, rather than creating more work. We use only the latest advances and innovations in the cleaning industry when it comes to of our tile and grout projects.
We also offer a sealant after cleaning to ensure your tile & grout does not get damaged. After your tile & grout floors are cleaned, protect your investment by having the grout sealed. Sealing your grout can extend the life of the ceramic tile and maintain its luster much longer than just a normal cleaning.
We have taken the time to make sure that all our service technicians are properly trained and have the experience that is needed to work on your specific cleaning needs. We are committed to providing only the highest level of customer care and satisfaction. We back everything we do with the best guarantee in the business. Trust your property to the pros at Advanced Cleaning & Restoration Services.
Vinyl Composite Tile
Vinyl composite tile (VCT) flooring can help keep any business, office, or facility looking crisp, clean, and professional. As a result, it is always recommended that these floors be completely stripped, waxed & buffed regularly in order to achieve maximum results. It is also obvious when the floors need to be done. They will begin to look worn down, dulled or even yellowish.
At Advanced Cleaning & Restoration Services, our technicians can strip, wax, and buff your VCT (vinyl composite flooring) to give your floor a like new appearance. Using a floor scrubber, we apply a floor finish stripper to remove all the soil and wax buildup. We only use the proper and approved equipment, chemicals, and procedures to work on your flooring, and we can accommodate your business hours in order to avoid disrupting your company’s schedule.
Stripping The Tile
Stripping & waxing is a term that is used to describe the process of removing the existing wax on the flooring and applying new wax. Wax is also commonly referred to as “the finish” and these two terms are often used interchangeably. Stripping is the more labor-intensive process of the two, using low speed buffers to remove the old wax from the tiled flooring. A mop is then used to apply stripper, which sits for ten to fifteen minutes. The buffer is then used with an abrasive pad for stripping. All residue is then mopped up. This process may have to be repeated until all the wax has been removed. The floor will then need to be rinsed thoroughly to remove any loose particles that may remain. The floor must be completely clean in advance of the wax application.
Once the floor has been allowed to dry completely, the wax can then be applied in a series of thin coats. The first coat is applied with a mop and allowed to dry, and then each successive coat is applied until the desired sheen is achieved. Six to eight coats may be required for a high luster sheen, while four coats will provide a medium shine.
Buffing and polishing are two more interchangeable terms used to describe the use of a high-speed buffer to bring out the shine and harden the wax.
VCT flooring should be maintained through regular mopping with cold water and an all-natural cleaner. The use of hot water on waxed floors may cause the wax to come up prematurely. It can also give the wax a cloudy appearance that is unattractive. You should refrain from using harsh cleaners or abrasives to mop a VCT floor, and other agents such as bleach or ammonia can strip away the wax from the flooring. Even plain cold water is preferable to using abrasive cleaners.
We recommend that you sweep & mop your VCT floors every day, have them professionally buffed at least once a month and have them professionally stripped and waxed several times per year, depending on the wear and tear of your specific floors.
With decades of experience, Advanced Cleaning & Restoration Services is the leading authority in Upstate New York for all facets of floor cleaning, including carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, oriental rug cleaning, vinyl floor cleaning, tile floor cleaning as well as laminate floor cleaning. All our technicians are fully trained in the floor cleaning industry. This ensures the fastest and most thorough cleaning job that you can expect. You and your family can be assured of a first-rate job, done right, the first time! We service Gloversville and the surrounding counties. You can reach our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-518-773-2435. Just press Option 2 to schedule an appointment.