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Resilient Floor Covering Cleaning & Maintenance- Atlanta, Georgia
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Floorcare Specialists
Floorcare Specialists - VCT. Resilient Tile and Sheet Vinyl Floors Floorcare Specialists - VCT. Resilient Tile and Sheet Vinyl Floors
Floorcare Specialists - VCT. Resilient Tile and Sheet Vinyl Floors
 

Resilient Floor Covering Service Procedures

These basic procedures are applicable to all resilient floor coverings regardless of classification. Applications of floor finish may be applied to floor coverings that require them. Those classifications that do not require chemical coatings should not have them applied. 

If you would like help in developing your resilient floor care program, please give FloorCare Specialists a call.  We will meet you on site; study your building and flooring, evaluate your traffic patterns and suggest the most appropriate floor care procedures.  We can train your staff to take care of daily services.  We can implement any and all periodic services that your building needs.

The following discussion speaks in general terms about each of the floor care tasks that apply to resilient floor coverings.

Dust Mopping

The dust mopping process is performed to remove dry particulate soils such as debris, dirt and dust. Controlling grit, sand and soil is essential to the success of the hard floor maintenance program and helps protect the floor from the effects of erosion. An oil free dusting system is used to prevent contamination to the floor surface.

Damp Mopping

The damp mopping process is performed after dust mopping to remove liquid spills or residue left by them. It removes residual dust and dirt that may have been missed by the dust mopping process. Damp mopping is effective for removing tracked in soils that lie superficially on the surface of the floor. Damp mopping is also used in the final process of rinsing a floor by removing any excess liquid so the floor will dry evenly.

Wet Mopping

The wet mopping process is performed after dust mopping to remove surface soils and spills in a single pass. Ample moisture is left in the mop head to dissolve or break down moderate to heavy soils. Ideally wet mopping is done over the entire surface using a neutral cleaner and water solution. A mild dilution of degreaser or all-purpose cleaner may be used when grease, oil or other petroleum type soils are present. It is important to remember that if you use a strong solution of all-purpose cleaners you run the risk of removing floor finish.

Wet Mop with Fresh Water Rinse

The wet mopping and rinse process is performed when wet mopping with aggressive chemicals such as all-purpose cleaner or degreaser. It is also used when applying sanitizing chemicals. When these chemicals are used it is recommended to follow the solution application with a fresh water rinse. This effectively removes any residue or film left by the cleaning solution.

The most common form of wet mopping and fresh water rinsing is in environments that require sanitizing or quaternary cleaners. Medical facilities and hospitals use this process extensively. It is also an effective procedure for removing heavy grease or oil in automotive environments as well as cooking grease in kitchen or restaurant environments.

The procedure is a two-part procedure where the cleaning solution is applied and allowed to dwell for a period of time; the floor is then rinsed with fresh water.

Condition/Restore and Burnish

Conditioning/restoring and burnishing is a restorative service procedure that is performed during or after wet service to improve the gloss level and appearance of the floor. Some restorers or conditioners are applied during the wet service or while using the automatic scrubbing machine; the chemicals are mixed in the cleaning solution. Other restorers or conditioners are applied after the wet service as a separate application. Either way the chemical solution is applied to the floor; allowed to dry and burnished using a high-speed (1500-2000-RPM) burnisher.

Spray Buffing

Spray buffing is a restorative procedure that is performed after the cleaning service to improve the appearance of the floor. The process works by filling in superficial scratches with a liquid solution that is misted on the floor with a spray bottle and buffed with an appropriate pad until it is dry.

Light Scrubbing

The light scrub is performed when wet mopping procedures are no longer effective. Light scrubbing is generally used in light traffic situations when soil is on the surface or slightly impacted. The procedure is designed to affectively agitate cleaning solution with a soft pad or brush to bring the soil to the surface for extraction or removal.

The procedure may incorporate the use of conditioning chemicals in place of neutral cleaners. Restorer or restoration chemicals may be applied as a topical coating for burnishing. Application of one (1) coat of floor finish may be applied.

Medium Scrub

The medium scrub is performed when aggressive mopping and/or light scrubbing are no longer effective. Soil is embedded in the floors surface or lightly encapsulated in the floor finish. The medium scrub is the most common procedure performed and incorporates agitation with stronger cleaning chemicals and more aggressive pads or brushes.

Mix stronger solution using warmer water and increased dilution of neutral cleaner or all-purpose cleaner. Allow solution to dwell for a few minutes to give the chemicals an opportunity to breakdown soils or soften floor finish. Agitate the solution with a blue or green pad and detail edges and corners to remove build-up and embedded soils. Apply one (1) – two (2) coats of floor finish.

Heavy Scrub

The heavy scrub is performed when medium scrubbing is no longer effective. Soil is deeply embedded and/or encapsulated in the floor covering or in multiple layers of floor finishes. The procedure is aggressive incorporating the use of strong chemical solutions in conjunction with abrasive pads.

Mix strong solution using warm to hot water and dilution of all-purpose cleaner. Allow solution to dwell for several minutes to give chemicals opportunity to break down soils and soften floor finish. Agitate solution with an aggressive pad. Detail edges and corners to remove build-up, embedded and encapsulated soil. Apply two (2) - three (3) coats of floor finish. Burnish to achieve desired gloss level (optional).

Strip and Refinish or Strip and Wax

Stripping and refinishing is the service procedure that consists of removing all pre-existing coats of floor seal and/or finish. The service procedure is performed when scrubbing and re-coating no longer produce desired appearance results. Soil and/or heel marks are deeply embedded and encapsulated in the multiple layers of floor finish causing the floor to have an overall dirty look. Build-up along edges corners and baseboards give the floor an unsightly appearance. Severe scratching or damage has occurred to the floor finish. Stripping may also be done at the start-up of a new account to initiate the floor maintenance program.

Stripper solution is mixed with hot water and dilution of stripper in accordance with manufacturers recommended dilution ratios (cold water may be used with some manufacturer's chemicals). Solution is allowed to dwell for 10 or more minutes to give chemicals opportunity to re-emulsify floor finish before agitating with aggressive stripping pads or brushes. Detailing of edges, corners and baseboards is required to remove build-up. Multiple coats of floor sealer and/or floor finish are applied until desired gloss level is achieved. Burnishing the final product may be performed if desired.

Application of Floor Seal/Finish

Application of floor finish is necessary to re-establish protection and desired appearance gloss level of the floor surface. Application may be a single coat or multiple coats depending on the floor maintenance procedure the application follows. Seal will only be applied following the stripping procedure on pre-existing floors or after scrubbing procedure on newly installed floor coverings. The sealing process may be obtained by using floor finish that requires no sealer or sealer/finish type products.

Propane Buffing or Stripping Machine

The use of propane equipment in the floor maintenance industry is essential for effective and efficient productivity. The propane burnisher and stripping machine produce superior results in less time than any other maintenance method available. The elimination of electrical cords allow for unobstructed operation, while propane fuel tanks allow for continuous run times.

Only qualified personnel should use this equipment. All operators using propane equipment should be properly trained in the handling and use of propane as well as safety precautions outlined in manufacturer's owners manual and safety handbook.

 
 

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Floorcare Specialists Coatings Services Include:

Specialty Coatings

Instacure Coatings

Vinyl Floor Coverings

Maintenance for Vinyl Floor Coverings (VCT,Sheet, Luxury)

Rubber Floor Covering & Maintenance

Linoleum and Cork Flooring & Maintenance

Resilient Floor Covering Service

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Floorcare Specialists - Green Seal
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