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I was about to sell my house, but was not happy with the tiles in the dining area. The tiles were white and shiny but the grout looked really dark and dirty. I already had a potential client; however the dark grout ruined the beauty of the room. I didn't have much time to fix the grout and decided to call Tile Cleaners as my real estate agency mentioned them. As my real estate agent said, Tile cleaners responded really quickly. They also pointed out that some of the grout was coming off in the hallway when they were there, which I had not even noticed. Thank you for fixing my problem so quickly. The house is sold now and I left your details with the new owner so they can keep the tiles in good condition.

Anna Rodwell, Tingalpa, QLD

I have several different freshly laid tiles in my new house. All pathways have stone tiles and there are marble tiles in the bathrooms and porcelain in the kitchen. I needed to get them sealed and was not sure if it was possible to seal them all. I contacted Tile Cleaners because my dad recommended them. He had a similar situation in his house and was very happy with the job Tile Cleaners had done. I was very worried about my tiles since they were brand new and very expensive. Tile Cleaners team were very patient with me, explaining how they were going to apply the sealer on different types of tiles, what sealer they would use, how long it would last for and advised me on how to take care of my tiles. I called Tile Cleaners a few times confirming details, asking for prices, making sure they could to the job during the weekend etc. The guys were amazingly patient and helpful. When I had gathered all the information I wanted, I was ready to go ahead. The work done by Tile Cleaners actually took less time than what it took me looking for information about it. Sorry for the pain I caused, and again thank you.

Monica Petrovski, West Beach, SA

I just got new tiles laid in my house that were very expensive. I needed to get them sealed but couldn't afford to pay much for it. On the other hand I didn't want to go for a company offering cheap and unreliably services. My boss recommended Tile Cleaners, saying that the company's prices were reasonable and that they offered quality service when he used them. I contacted them and ended up doing a booking with them. It is very pleasant to know that there are companies out there who actually care about providing very high quality services for affordable prices. I gave your contacts to my sister. Thank you for the job you did

Robert Williams, Norman Park, QLD

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Vinyl / Linoleum Floor Cleaning & Sealing Ballarat

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Have your vinyl surface previously been stripped and sealed and have since lost their lustre, are looking dull and have become harder to clean? If so you need to have your vinyl re-stripped and sealed in order to protect the vinyl and also bring it back to life. Stripping and sealing needs to be done at regular intervals in order to maintain the protection of the vinyl surface as foot traffic will slowly sand away the sealer, and if left too long the vinyl may become irreparable.

What exactly is Vinyl?

Ballarat Bathroom Vinyl FloorVinyl & Lino are varieties of plastic floor covering often found in areas with high levels of foot traffic such as shopping centres, nursing homes, kitchens & laundries, just to name a few. Vinyl is a great choice as it is durable and an easy surface to maintain. Care must be taken, however, to protect the surface from new, as once the surface finish becomes abraded by foot traffic it becomes progressively more difficult to maintain a highly polished finish and when the wear is bad enough, it can prove to be virtually impossible. It is therefore essential to start maintaining the floor surface from the moment it is laid and that is the procedure we're going to look at now. Here at Ballarat's Tile Cleaners we provide professional stripping, cleaning and sealing services for all your Vinyl & Lino floors needs!

There are several major subgroups of vinyl, which evolved from linoleum and is typically a mixture of cork powder or other wood dusts, certain pigments and binding agents pressed into sheets. The sheets are then covered with a transparent wear-resistant layer to seal the vinyl underneath and give the surface a finished look that varies from matte to a glass like shine. Vinyl has always been popular, because it boasts excellent qualities - it's durable and affordable, looks appealing and is fairly easy to maintain. Of course, one of the greatest things about vinyl flooring is that it also comes in a great deal of colours and patterns and ultimately, there is no look that cannot be mimicked by vinyl flooring.

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Vinyl flooring is made of several materials, the most common being true vinyl, thermoplastic, and linoleum which is making a comeback due to its versatility and excellent durability. All are smooth, water resistant to a high degree and can be polished to virtually a mirror-like finish. Care must be taken, however, to protect the surface from new, as once the surface finish becomes abraded by foot traffic it will become progressively more difficult to maintain the highly polished finish and if the wear is bad enough, it can prove to be virtually impossible. It's therefore essential to start maintaining the floor surface from the moment it is laid, which is the procedure we're going to look at now. Here at Tile Cleaners we provide professional stripping, cleaning and sealing services for all your Vinyl & Lino floors needs!

What is Linoleum?

Lino FloorLinoleum, commonly abbreviated just "lino" is a flooring material first patented in 1863. The name comes from its main ingredient, solidified linseed oil, which is boiled and mixed with molten resins, powdered cork, wood dust, fine limestone and other raw materials. Finally, the mixture is formed into sheets by applying heat and pressure. Genuine linoleum is an extremely long wearing floor coating that gets stronger with age due the linseed oil becoming harder as it oxidises slowly over time.


Cleaning & Sealing Vinyl & Linoleum Floors

At Ballarat's Tile Cleaners® we know that although polishing vinyl and linoleum floors is not that hard, there are many small aspects to consider and circumstances to allow for in order to achieve the perfect results.

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Our hard floor restoration services include effective cleaning and polishing of vinyl and linoleum floors and their long term protection by employing state-of-the-art equipment and technical expertise. Your surfaces can look fresh once again, just give us a call and allow us to take care of everything. Here at Tile Cleaners® we understand the importance of your family's safety, which is why Tile Cleaners® prefer to use non-toxic finishing agents as we not only want to protect your Vinyl, but your families health too. Materials and agents that present potential health hazards are not in our product portfolio and never have been.

Ballarat Kitchen Vinyl FloorThe polish is the uppermost layer of your vinyl or linoleum preventing dirt and liquids from penetrating and staining the floor and should be reapplied regularly, at least twice a year. This involves stripping the previous polish using the manufacturer's approved products and applying a new layer. In most cases dry buffing is needed to achieve maximum shine, surface gloss and durability, although not always necessary, it's the only option for dealing with permanent staining, burns and deep scratches. Finally, a freshly stripped vinyl floor requires a minimum of 3 layers of polish for an acceptable gloss and sufficient surface protection.


Ballarat Lino FlooringWithout polishing, linoleum and vinyl floors appear dull and matte and will become progressively susceptible to stains and damage. Advantages of correct polishing is the vinyl surface will become shiny and protected against wear and tear as well as stains. Generally, polished linoleum and vinyl floors require more frequent regular maintenance than flooring that features a protective layer applied by the manufacturer during production. A proper maintenance routine typically includes stripping and re-polishing at least once or twice per year, especially in areas with high foot traffic. You will know it's time to have you floors polished once they start looking dull and matte even after cleaning.

You must never pour polishing agents directly onto the vinyl as this may lead to undesirable effects such as uneven surface gloss, streaking etc. The use of proper, clean applicator pads is of utmost importance. Always wring the pad and never use it while soaked wet with the polishing agent. Remember that rubbing over the same area repeatedly may cause floor marks that appear as paint brush strokes. Generally, several layers of polish need to be applied to attain a smooth, glossy surface finish. It is important that the layers are allowed sufficient time to dry and important to remember the more humid the weather is, the more it will take for each layer to dry. Depending on the polish itself, 40-60 minutes per layer is enough in most cases. Finally, one to two hours in required before allowing foot traffic on the newly polished surface and 24 to 48 hours for the polish to harden and reach its maximum toughness.

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Our "clean & polish" service includes:

  • preparatory cleaning, buffing or scrubbing
  • application of suitable, traffic resistant polish
  • guides for regular maintenance
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For tips about maintaining your vinyl floors, please visit our

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Frequently Asked Questions


Answering this question can be challenging because it relies on various factors such as frequency of use, contact with objects like trolleys, cleaning practices (sweeping, vacuuming, mopping), and the cleaning products used. Some brooms may have abrasive bristles that can potentially damage the floor. Additionally, certain chemicals can erode the floor sealer, so it's crucial to use pH-neutral floor cleaners with proper dilution rates. Even a pH-neutral cleaner can become alkaline if not diluted correctly. The number of previous sealer coats, the quality of the sealer, and the correct sealing technique employed also play a role in determining floor durability.

Our vinyl cleaning services consist of three main steps: stripping the vinyl or linoleum floor, thoroughly cleaning it, and finally, re-sealing the floor.

Resealing vinyl floors is advised for multiple reasons. If your floors are aged, extensively scratched, or discolored, stripping away old sealers and applying a fresh, high-quality gloss finish can effectively restore their appearance. The process of resealing not only rejuvenates the look of the floors but also prolongs their lifespan. It diminishes the visibility of marks and scratches while establishing a protective barrier against dirt infiltration and abrasion. By opting for resealing, you can enhance the durability, enhance the visual appeal, and safeguard your vinyl or linoleum floors from future damage.

The recommended frequency for resealing vinyl or linoleum floors varies depending on factors like usage and foot traffic. Commercial floors, subject to heavy use, generally require resealing every one to two years to maintain their condition and protection. In residential settings, the frequency can range from every three to ten years, depending on the level of foot traffic and usage. Factors such as the quality of the sealer used and the application process also influence the longevity of the seal. Opting for professional sealing services ensures optimal results, extends the durability of the seal, and can potentially save time and money in the long term.

The vinyl strip and seal process involves the removal of the current coating or sealant from the vinyl floor, followed by resealing it. Over time, vinyl flooring can become dull and lose its shine, resulting in an aged and unappealing appearance. By performing a strip and seal procedure, the vinyl floor can be revitalized, restoring its attractive and glossy look. This process eliminates the need for expensive floor replacement and offers a cost-effective solution to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the area.

Our professional team will guide you through each step of the job, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the process. Firstly, any previous sealer, if present, will be stripped off. Next, the vinyl or linoleum surface will undergo a thorough cleaning and neutralization process to remove dust, residue, and any other elements that may affect the new sealer. Once the surface is dry, a fresh layer of sealer will be applied and allowed to set. As a result, your newly sealed vinyl or linoleum floors will regain their appearance, receive protection, and become easier to maintain.

The time required to reseal vinyl or linoleum floors can vary based on the size of the area being sealed. On average, most projects are completed within 4 to 8 hours. At our company, we prioritize efficiency by aiming to complete the stripping, cleaning, and resealing processes in a single day. This approach eliminates the need for multiple appointments and ensures a smooth experience for our customers. Our dedicated team works diligently to complete the resealing process within a reasonable timeframe, allowing you to enjoy your revitalized vinyl or linoleum floors as soon as possible.

Stripping vinyl or linoleum floors with the help of a professional is crucial to achieve the cleanest and most aesthetically pleasing results. By stripping the wax from the surface, any accumulated grime and dirt can be effectively removed. Once the previous wax is stripped off, the surface undergoes a professional cleaning process, followed by the application of a high-quality sealer. This comprehensive approach ensures that your vinyl or linoleum floors attain a fresh and immaculate appearance.

It is recommended to strip residential vinyl or linoleum floors every 3-10 years, while commercial floors may require stripping every 1-3 years. However, it is important to note that excessive stripping can potentially damage the floors. To maintain a fresh appearance, regular buffing and polishing are preferable as they help preserve the floors' new look.

You will notice that it's time to strip and clean your floors when they appear dull and lackluster, even after undergoing a thorough cleaning.

The Tile Cleaning restoration service encompasses various crucial elements and processes aimed at effectively cleaning and restoring stone floors. Our skilled technicians utilize advanced equipment and technical expertise to achieve outstanding outcomes. The process involves employing high-pressure cleaning techniques that effectively eliminate dirt, grime, and stains from the stone tiles. Additionally, we utilize top-quality cleaning products specifically designed for stone surfaces. Our primary goal is to restore the stone tiles to their optimal condition, revitalizing their original beauty. With a combination of expertise and cutting-edge equipment, Tile Cleaning strives to deliver efficient and comprehensive restoration services, ensuring that your stone floors regain their pristine appearance.

To maintain the condition and appearance of your vinyl or linoleum floor, there are a few simple precautions you can take. Placing a doormat at entrances can help to trap dirt and debris, preventing them from being tracked onto the floor. Regularly sweeping the floor to remove loose dirt and grit is also essential, as these particles can act as abrasives and potentially scratch the surface. Additionally, promptly wiping up any spills or stains can prevent them from seeping into the floor and causing long-term damage. By implementing these basic measures, you can help preserve the longevity and fresh look of your vinyl or linoleum floor.

To clean vinyl or linoleum floors, it is advisable to sweep or vacuum using a solid floor attachment to remove loose dirt and debris. For stubborn dirt that cannot be removed through sweeping or vacuuming, a non-rinsing cleaner that does not leave behind any residue can be used along with a mop. It is important to avoid using abrasive cleaners, oil-based cleaners, or dish detergents, as these can potentially damage the flooring. By following these guidelines, you can effectively clean and maintain your vinyl or linoleum floors.

Tile Cleaning charges per square meter for each separate room during the stripping and sealing process. You can find a detailed price list on the Tile Cleaning website for your reference. Prior to starting the work, our team will measure each room individually, discuss the scope of work to be performed, and confirm all associated costs with you. This ensures transparency and clarity regarding the pricing structure for stripping and sealing your vinyl surfaces.

It is best to measure each vinyl area individually. The simplest method is to multiply the width of the area by its length. For instance, if a room is 3 meters long and 2 meters wide, the total area would be calculated as 3 meters (length) multiplied by 2 meters (width), resulting in a total of 6 square meters (6m2).

The drying time for a vinyl floor can vary depending on factors such as airflow and weather conditions on the day of the service. On average, it usually takes approximately three to six hours for a vinyl floor to dry after cleaning or sealing.

Tile Cleaning provides assistance with moving furniture during the floor sealing process. Their team of dedicated technicians is available to help with the relocation of furniture items that can be reasonably managed by one person, such as those with wheels or lightweight furniture like tables and chairs. However, it is important to keep in mind that while Tile Cleaning takes precautions to protect your belongings, they cannot be held responsible for any damages that may occur during the furniture moving process. To ensure the safety of valuable or fragile items, it is recommended to either relocate them to a secure area or properly secure them before the technicians arrive. By taking these necessary precautions, you can help ensure the safety of your furniture and minimize the risk of potential damage while the floor sealing process is being carried out.

We do not provide repairs for damages such as cuts and scratches. However, we offer a comprehensive stripping, cleaning, and sealing process that can help restore your vinyl flooring. In some cases, our buffing and polishing techniques can minimize the appearance of small scratches. However, please note that deep scratches may still be visible even after the restoration process.

To determine if your old and dull vinyl or linoleum floors can be restored to regain a new appearance, a Tile Cleaning technician will need to conduct an inspection. The feasibility of restoration will depend on various factors, including the age of the vinyl. By carefully assessing the condition of the floors, the technician can provide a professional evaluation and determine if restoration is possible. This inspection allows for an accurate assessment of the floors' potential for revitalization, ensuring that you receive informed guidance regarding the best course of action for your specific vinyl or linoleum flooring.

If the stain is new and has not fully set in, there is a high chance that we can remove it. However, it is important to note that proper maintenance, including regular stripping, cleaning, and sealing, is essential to prevent staining on your vinyl floor in the future.

The main distinction lies in the maintenance requirements. Linoleum floors necessitate regular refinishing intervals, while vinyl floors are more durable and typically only require occasional resealing when the sealant wears off, leaving the tiles vulnerable to scuffing or tearing.

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We clean and restore a
huge range of tiles and surfaces in all locations including:
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Showers, Swimming pools, Pool pavers, Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Homes, Schools, Clinics, Hospitals, Companies, Offices

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