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We got our tiles more than 25 years ago. We were told that we had a solvent sealer on our tiles, which apparently most companies wouldn't be able to strip off. However we rang a couple of places to check them out. No luck. A friend of mine recommended Tile Cleaners. We rang the guys and they agreed to have a look the next day. We decided to go ahead with the job after getting a satisfactory quote. Tile Cleaners team stripped and resealed our old tiles. We are very grateful for your help guys. Thank you again.

Olivia and Andrew Clark, Hornsby, NSW

My mother's tiles were old and ugly, as she has been living in the same house her entire life without ever really taking care of her tiles. I called Tile Cleaners to get advice on what to do with them. They came to her house the next day to have a look at my mum's tiles. I am very satisfied with how patient and highly professional you were with my mother. I am sorry I couldn't be there when you arrived, and I am really impressed by how you managed to explain everything to my mom and help her out. Thank you for doing a great job.

Angela Coopers, Concord, NSW

Thank you Tile Cleaners ® for dealing with the solvent sealer I had and resealing my hallway; I know it's a pain but you did a great job. I will definitely call you again as I need help with my tiles in the office.

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Vinyl Floor Sealing Stonehaven - Geelong

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 good wearing properties. 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 becomes progressively more difficult to maintain a 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 and that 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!


Like painting, a properly prepared surface with 2 coats gives the best result rather than simply applying coats over the old paint finish. Repeated applications of a sealer or applying heavy coats of sealer without first stripping the old sealer does not produce an optimal finish. This practice also makes the stripping process more time consuming and thus cost you more next time.

If you are considering stripping and sealing your vinyl floor, you will need to hire a flooring professional that is experienced in the process. Our professional may sometimes be required to visit your site in order to assess what is needed and give you a quote before any work begins. At Tile Cleaners ®, all our technicians are licensed and insured, and very experienced and trained up to our high standarnds.

We can make your dull and faded vinyl & lino floors
look brand new!

We cover all Geelong suburbs and all Stonehaven area

Vinyl Floor Routine maintenance

Our technician can provide further advice on how to maintain your floor and how often the floor will require stripping and resealing.

Vinyl & Lino are types of plastic floor covering, mostly used in areas such as shopping centres, nursing homes, kitchen & laundry just to name a few. A lot of peeple will choose to use vinyl in high traffic areas because it is an easy flooring to maintain.

What excatly is Vinyl?

Stonehaven Bathroom Vinyl FloorWhen it comes to vinyl flooring, there are several major subgroups that are all generally referred to as vinyl. It evolved from linoleum and is typically a mixture of cork powder or other wood dust, pigments and binding agents that are pressed into sheets. They are then covered with a transparent wear-resistant layer to seal the vinyl underneath and give the tiles a finished look that varies from matte to glasslike 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 comes in great deal of colors and patterns and ultimately, there is no look that cannot be mimicked by vinyl flooring.

What excatly is Linoleum?

Stonehaven Lino FloorLinoleum, commonly abbreviated just "lino" is a flooring material that was first patented in 1863 and its name comes from the main ingredient it's made from, solidified linseed oil that 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 extremely long wearing floor coating that gets stronger with age, because the linseed oil gets harder as it oxidizes slowly over time.

Cleaning & Sealing Vinyl & Linoleum Floors

At Tile Cleaners ® we do know that although polishing of vinyl and linoleum floors is not that hard, there are many small things you need to think of and allow for in order to achieve the perfect results. Give us a ring and let our professional team handle your floor.

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 floor can look neat and fine once again, just give us a ring and let us handle everything. We always use non-toxic finishing agents only, because we will never put you and your family in danger. Materials and agents that can be of health hazard are not in our product portfolio and have never been.

Stonehaven Kitchen Vinyl FloorThe polish is the uppermost layer of your vinyl or linoleum flooring that prevents dirt and liquids from penetrating and staining the floor. It should be reapplied regularly. While some companies recommend that this be done once or twice per year, others once every several damp cleanings and the rest as the appearance dictates, the truth is it should be done periodically, at least twice a year. This involves stripping the previous polish using manufacturer's approved products and applying a new layer. In most cases dry buffing to achieve maximum shine, surface gloss and durability. While the latter technique is not always necessary, it's the only option when it comes to dealing with permanent stain, burns and deep scratches. Finally, a freshly stripped floor requires that a minimum of 3 layers of polish for acceptable gloss and surface protection.

Stonehaven Lino FlooringPolishing of vinyl and linoleum floors is relatively unsophosticated. Without polishing, linoleum and vinyl floors appear dull and matted and become progressively susceptible to getting dirty, stained and damaged. Some of the advantages of proper polishing is the floor surface becomes shiny and protected against wear and tear and stains. Generally, polish linoleum and vinyl floors need more regular maintenance than flooring that features protective coating 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 matted even after proper cleaning.

You must remember never to pour down polishing agents directly onto the floor, because this may lead to undesirable effects like 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 soaking wet with the polishing agent. Remember that rubbing over the same area repeatedly may cause floor marks looking like paint bruch strokes. Generally, several layers of polish need to be applied to attain a smooth, glossy surface finish. It is important that they are allowed enough time to dry and the more humid the weather is, the more it takes for a layer to dry. Depending on the polish itself, 40-60 minutes per layer is enough in most cases. Finally, you better wait for one to two hours before allowing foot traffic on the newly polish floor and 24 to 48 hours for the polish to harden and reach its maximum toughness.

We cover all Geelong suburbs and all Stonehaven area

Tile Cleaners ® uses a safe fast acting floor stripper, especially effective for the removal of sealers and polishes. The stripper 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 applied. We use a high performance sealer finish that conforms to the Australian Standard for the slip resistance of pedestrian surface. Finally we burnish the floor 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.

Our "clean & polish" service includes:

  • preparatory cleaning, buffing or scrubing
  • 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

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.

When our professional team arrives to reseal your vinyl/lino floors, they will provide you with a step-by-step explanation of the entire process. Firstly, the floor will undergo a stripping procedure to ensure complete removal of the old sealer. This step is crucial to create a clean surface. Next, the floor will be thoroughly cleaned and neutralized, removing any dust, residue, or contaminants that may impact the new sealer. Once the floor is dry, the new sealer will be applied and allowed to set. The result will be a rejuvenated floor that not only looks new but also offers enhanced protection and easier maintenance. By following this comprehensive process, we ensure that your vinyl/lino floors receive optimal sealing treatment, leaving them in excellent condition.

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.

Sealing refers to the application of a substance, known as a sealer, to a porous surface in order to prevent the penetration of liquids through that surface. The primary purpose of sealing is to create a protective barrier that acts as a permanent shield between the treated surface and any liquids it may come into contact with. While sealers can dry to a shiny finish when applied to floors, they are not meant to be burnished or polished to a high shine like a polish. Over time, the sealer may wear off if subjected to heavy use, but its primary function is to provide long-lasting protection against liquid penetration. In some cases, a sealer may be followed by the application of a polish for additional aesthetic enhancement, but the sealing process typically occurs first to establish the protective barrier.

Having your vinyl/lino floors sealed is crucial for several reasons. Sealers are specifically formulated to create a barrier that prevents liquids and dirt particles from penetrating the surface of the vinyl. When vinyl flooring is initially installed, it is recommended to apply a sealant, and this initial seal can provide long-lasting protection for many years, particularly when combined with regular polishing. By contacting us soon after your floors are installed, we can ensure timely protection to prevent any accidental permanent damage. Our sealing services will help safeguard your vinyl/lino floors, keeping them in optimal condition and minimizing the risk of stains, damage, and wear.

The lifespan of the sealer applied to vinyl/lino floors can vary depending on various factors. Generally, the sealer should be reapplied when the coating starts to wear away in certain areas, indicating that the protection is diminishing. It's important to note that terms like sealers, polishes, and finishes are sometimes used interchangeably, and certain polishes may offer sealing properties while some products labeled as finishers can actually act as sealants. When purchasing products, it is crucial to carefully inspect their properties and ensure they meet your specific sealing requirements. Regular inspections and maintenance can help determine when resealing is necessary to maintain the durability and protection of your vinyl/lino floors.

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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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