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The care & protection of all resilient flooring, such as Vinyl & Linoleum (Lino) flooring is often underestimated by many owners. These types of floors require regular attention, maintenance & specialised sealers to protect their longevity & appearance as recommended by manufactures worldwide.

Since 2008, providing lino & vinyl floor cleaning solutions has formed a major component of our commercial floor cleaning service. We help clients develop an effective cleaning & maintenance routine for their specific floor type, desired look & particular site requirement to ensure the integrity of their flooring, both in safety standards & hygienic appearance for years to come.

Bluey’s Cleaning staff are fully trained & certified IICRC hard floor technicians, complying with Australian & International standards for the identification, restorative cleaning & maintenance of all hard floor surfaces in accordance with the product’s intended use & design features.

We use & recommend orbital scrubbing on all restorative cleaning processes followed up with an effective steam cleaning process to remove all contaminants, old sealers & waxes, before resealing to restore the natural beauty & strength of your resilient flooring. Premium sealers are highly recommended to protect your investment & ensure maintenance programs currently in place are effective.

Benefits of Sealing Vinyl & Lino Flooring

• Sealers are the first line of defence against daily wear & tear
• Sealers help protect the vinyl & lino from damage
• Sealers allow for easy cleaning of dirt & stains
• Sealers fill in surface pores, cuts & abrasions to limit staining
• Sealers can be buffed to provide a ‘showroom’ finish
• Overall, Sealers protect your asset & keep it looking great

 

For a no obligation site assessment, call today – Ph. 1800 925 925.

Understanding Vinyl & Linoleum Floors

Often referred to as ‘Resilient Flooring’ most people don’t realise the difference between the two products. Separated purely by age & composition, the two could well and truly be defined as two separate products.

Linoleum

Linoleum, was discovered in 1860 by Englishman Frederick Walton. By accident he noticed that dried linseed-oil formed a strong yet flexible film of the top of an oil-based paint can.  Nearly a decade later of toying with the process and adding natural ingredients like pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and a canvas or juke backing to the dried linseed-oil he patented linoleum.

Lino flooring is widely used today in commercial buildings whereby a thorough understanding of cleaning methodology is critical as incorrect cleaning solutions may damage the composition or intended use, such as anti-slip & anti-static flooring in hospitals & computer rooms.

Pros of Linoleum
• Made from only natural and biodegradable products.
• Has colour throughout its body unlike vinyl & therefore has a much longer wear life.
• Naturally antimicrobial, antistatic and hypoallergenic.
• Natural ingredients make it stain resistant & fire retardant.
• Relatively easy to care for and install.
• Excellent moisture resistance.
• Performs well when sealed

Cons of Linoleum
• Not as readily available for domestic application now.
• Some varieties require specialised sealing techniques
• More expensive than vinyl.
• Less colour & pattern options than vinyl.
• Pre 1980 lino often contains asbestos fibres
• Susceptible to heat damage during cleaning routines

Vinyl

Vinyl was first introduced to the market in 1933 in Chicago, as a less expensive version of lino. By 1950, it’s popularity grew whereby home owners could purchase tiles or large rolls of vinyl that could be cut to shape.

Vinyl flooring is made from a combination of several chemicals. Ethylene (a petroleum byproduct) and chlorine, which adds stability and and gives vinyl its heat resistance. Vinyl is made up of several layers of material, the top or wear layer could be stamped with explicit designs giving the product such renewed popularity in resilient flooring.

Pros of Vinyl
Very inexpensive.
• Easy installation and care.
• Wide availability at hardware stores & retailers.
• Wide variety of colors & patterns.
• Excellent moisture resistance.
• Performs well when sealed.

Cons of Vinyl
• Made from non-renewable petroleum products.
• Wear layer is thinner than linoleum and does not stand up to heavy traffic as well.
• Prior to the 1980s many vinyl floor tiles contained asbestos fibres.
• Emits small amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) into the living space.
• Requires several layers of sealer & regular maintenance to protect surface.

For vinyl or lino cleaning & sealing call Bluey's today - 1800 925 925

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