Saltillo tile looks great outdoors when kept cleaned and sealed. Do to the porosity of the tile, they will get a build up of black grime and mildew over time. Cleaning the tile every so often will help prevent permanent staining and will also make the tiles look new. After the Saltillo tile is cleaned, the tiles should be sealed with either a film forming sealer for a wet look or a penetrating natural look sealer, this will help keep the Saltillo clean.
If you are needing your Saltillo tile cleaned and sealed give us a call at (210) 422-6116.
There are a few easy steps that will help your commercial floors look great whether they are stained concrete floors, VCT, laminate, marble, or tile. A couple of the steps are:
- Install entrance mats to help reduce the amount of dirt that gets brought onto the floors.
- Daily dust mop will also help reduce the amount of dirt that is on the floor.
- Weekly wet mopping with a neutral cleaner.
- Depending on the floor, burnishing will help remove scuff marks and scratches.
The most important thing to do is to try to keep as much dirt of the floor, dirt when being walked on will act as sand paper being rubbed on the floor. Over time this will make wear patterns in the floor and will look unpleasant.
Today we stripped and re-waxed VCT floors. The VCT floor was scratched and had previously been waxed without a thorough cleaning. Waxing VCT floors is a great way to enhance the look of the floors and protect them from scratches.
Vincents’ Flooring offers VCT floor waxing in San Antonio, Tx. Give us a call at (210) 422-6116 to schedule a free estimate.
Did you know VCT flooring does not have to have a wax put on it to produce a shine. VCT can be polished like marble floors with diamond abrasives. Polishing VCT steps are:
- Removing old wax
- Going over the VCT with a 100 grit or a 200 grit diamond pad
- Going over the VCT with a 400 grit
- Going over the VCT with a 800 grit
- Going over the VCT with a 1500 grit
- Applying a nano technology guard sealer
- Then finally we will go over the VCT with a 3000 grit pad
The benefits of polishing the VCT floor is that it will last longer and will not have to be recoated like when waxing the VCT. Maintenance for a polished VCT floor is going over the floor with a 3000 grit pad to help maintain the shine.
Vincent’s Flooring offers VCT polishing in San Antonio, TX. Call us today at (210) 422-6116 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Over time marble flooring will loose its shine due to people walking on the floor. When people come inside they often bring in dirt, this dirt acts like sandpaper when people are moving there shoes on the floor causing the surface of the marble to erode and dull out. This dirt will also collect in the grout lines if they are not flush with the marble.
When we polish marble floors, the first step we do is to determine how severe the scratches are in the marble floor. This will help us select the right size abrasive to begin sanding the marble floor (low grit number = larger diamond abrasive). When we typically polish a marble floor we will start with a 400 grit diamond floor pad. After we have gone over the marble floor with that pad we will clean the floor and move on to an 800 grit diamond floor pad; the process repeats its self until we have completed the 3000 grit diamond floor pad which will produce a high shine on the marble floor. After we are done polishing the marble floor we will apply a penetrating sealer to help protect the marble from stains and etching. This sealer does not give the marble its shine, sanding the marble with smaller and smaller diamonds is what gives the marble floor its shine.
Below is a small marble floor entrance to a house we polished and sealed. Vincent’s Flooring will polish small and large marble floor areas. We polish marble floors any where in San Antonio, Tx and surrounding areas.
If you have any type of waxed floors, whether the floors are VCT, or decorative stained concrete, you can benefit from a maintenance program that includes cleaning and burnishing the floor. This type of service we offer is great for retail areas, restaurants, and big box stores.
Cleaning and burnishing a waxed floor will basically re-shine the floor without applying any more wax to the floor. Burnishing will basically remove a very thin layer of the wax to expose a newer shinier surface; burnishing will also remove scuffs that are on the wax. It is important that the floor have sufficient amount of wax on the floor, or burnishing will just completely remove the wax.
Vincent’s Flooring provides cleaning and burnishing service in San Antonio, Tx. Call us today to set up a routine floor maintenance schedule for us to come out and clean and burnish your floor for a constant great looking floor.
Below is a photo of a stained concrete floor we burnished. The left side of the photo has already been burnished and the right side has not yet been done. You can notice the left side has less scuff marks and is shinier.
Are you looking for a decorative garage floor that isn’t the typical epoxy coating? If yes, then this might just be what you are looking for. Garage floor tiles are rugged plastic tiles that snap into place to provide a floor that will with stand motor oil and the wear from the cars driving on it all time.
The garage floor tiles are easily installed and and can be custom designed to the way you like. There are nine patterns to choose from and twelve standard colors. The garage floor tiles can also be used for workout rooms and for patios.
If you are needing you new garage floor tiles installed in San Antonio, Tx, give us a call at (210) 422-6116.