Do your Tile floors need attention? Does your grout no longer resemble the color you worked so hard to pick out? Don’t waste the weekend on your hands and knees with a toothbrush and bucket of hot soapy water; you will likely end up with sore knees and an aching back with results you’re not happy with. Let us show you what our contained steam cleaning system can do. It is simply incredible! It gives us the benefit of a pressure washer coupled with our powerful cleaning machine – without the mess!
Our Tile Cleaning Process
Inspection: The first thing we do, is we look to make sure that the tile and grout has great structural integrity. We want our technicians and you to be aware of any pre-existing damage.
Sweeping: At times we may need to give the tile surface a good sweeping before we begin to remove any larger debris from the tile and grout floor.
Pre Spray: We use a special tile cleaning solution that not only breaks up the soils on the tile surface but that break down the dirt and oil in the grout.
Scrubbing: We have a few tools we can use to scrub the tile face and especially to get into the grout lines to work our cleaning solution to really break up that soil. This helps greatly to suspend the soil in the cleaning solution so that we can remove them.
Rinsing: Using our self contained tile cleaning tool and the hot water for our cleaning machine, we rinse the floor between 900-1200 PSI depending on the floor. Our self contained tile cleaning tool not only rinses the floor but also extracts the dirty water up immediately leaving no mess – only a clean and sanitized floor.
Drying: At times, we’ll use special fans to dry the floor quickly so that it can be used immediately after cleaning.
Sealing: This is an optional service but we can seal the grout lines and depending on the type of tile, the tile itself as well. Our sealing product penetrates into the grout lines and forms a protective barrier that doesn’t allow liquids, dirt, grease to be absorbed into the grout lines. It will help keep your tile floors looking great in between professional cleanings.
-To schedule your tile and grout cleaning –
Call us at 270-860-9257 or email us using the form on the right.
Vinyl Composite Tile(VCT)
There are a few things that you can do to help keep vct protected. The first is to have a professional apply a premium floor finish. Since VCT is a porous material, without this protection the tile can become permanently discolored due to ground in dirt. Once the finish has been applied you will want to have some long entry mats into your facility by the both the outside doors and inside warehouse doors if you have them. 75% of dirt comes off in the first 30 feet of carpet! Next plan on dust mopping at least once a day to help prevent dirt from embedding into the floor finish. Last but not least you should mop once a day if at all possible and at least every other day. Make sure when mopping to change the water frequently so dirty water doesnt get back onto the floor.
A perfect time for a top scrub is on a quarterly basis to keep that brand new look. A top scrub should be performed at least once a quarter, possibly more depending on the foot traffic at your facility. This process uses a light cleaner with a special pad to remove the top layer or two of dirt from the floor finish. Clean water is mopped on to close the pores of the tile and then new premium floor finish is applied. The great thing about utilizing the top scrub process is you constantly have a new looking floor year round. At least four coats of finish are normally applied, so if the dirt is trapped in the first two layers that are removed… the bottom two layers never have to be stripped. This is a cost savings for you !!!
Strip and Wax
Floor stripped to bare tile, ready for new premium floor finish. A strip and wax is necessary when the old floor finish has either been wore down from not doing top scrubs or from too much dirt being embedded in the finish from improper floor maintenance. This consists of using a stripper solution to emulsify the old finish from the tile, a powered low rpm buffer or a propane stripper to help remove the finish, neutralizing the floor with cold water to seal the pores. The final step is to lay down at least 4 coats of premium floor finish.