Polishing Floors

Vinyl & Linoleum Floor Cleaning, Stripping, Sealing & Polishing Services

We use a safe, fast acting floor stripper specifically formulated for the removal of floor sealers and floor polishes from vinyl and linoleum floors. The stripper solution is applied onto the floor and sufficient time is allowed to effect penetration and softening of the seal or polish. The floor is machine rotary scrubbed with a stripping pad. The remaining residue is removed using a hot water extraction machine with a PH neutralising additive leaving the floor surface clean and ready for sealing.

When the floor is completely dry, 2 coats of sealer are applieduses a high performance floor sealer finish that conforms to the Ireland Standard for the slip resistance of pedestrian surface.

Burnishing to give a mirror-like finish

Burnishing is an optional process in which a high speed rotary machine with a special pad is used to buff the surface to produce an extremely high gloss ‘wet look’ finish. This type of finish is common for commercial floor areas, whereas residential floors tend to have a normal gloss finish which does not require burnishing.

Routine Maintenance

A steam mop or microfibre mop is ideal for routine cleaning. If the floor is heavily soiled we recommend the use of a neutral cleaner used with the correct dilution ratio and clean water and mop. This will prolong effectiveness of the floor sealer and make cleaning the floor much easier.

The use of detergents typically leaves a sticky residue which attract dirt particles and promotes rapid soiling, thus more frequent cleaning.
Our technician can provide further advice on how to maintain your vinyl or linoleum floor and how often the floor will require polishing or buffing, cleaning, stripping and resealing.

Important Note:

Repeated applications of a floor sealer or applying heavy coats of sealer without first stripping the old sealer does not produce an optimal finish. This practice also makes the floor stripping process more time consuming which increases the overall cost.
A properly prepared (stripped, cleaned and dry) surface with 2 coats gives the best result, rather than simply applying additional layers of floor sealer over the existing finish.