How A Professional Floor Cleaning Can Be Beneficial

With Apex Floor & Furniture Care being an IICRC Certified Firm allows them to have the knowledge, expertise and ability to provide you with high quality service and workmanship.  Allowing them to provide you with expert advise so you can make a wise decision in caring for your floors and furnishings.  With Apex Floor & Furniture Care working along with you to care and maintain your floors and furnishings properly helps extend their life and helps you protect your investments.

Check out the information below which was provided directly from the IICRC to consumers, helping you with the care of your hard surface floors.

How A Professional Floor Cleaning Can Be Beneficial

Carpets are not alone in exhibiting signs of wear, as repetitive use can grind dirt into hard surfaces, requiring a floor cleaning that is more involved than a simple mopping. No one wants the edges of a room or hallway to be glossy while the most traveled parts are dirty, scuffed, and dull. Hard surfaces are extremely durable, but just like any high traffic area these spaces need to be regularly tended to in order to look their best and make them last. Floor cleaning requires different techniques and products for each type of material. Something that may be used to make ceramic tiles glossy may not be ideal for treating wood, and professionals are equipped with levels of experience that prevent the common mistakes that stem from unfamiliarity. There are companies that practice hard surface floor cleaning for the parts of a home or business that are not padded with carpets or rugs.

Materials like ceramic tiles, hardwood, laminate, linoleum, granite, marble, stone, and brick are some of the types of hard surface coverings that are available. Besides sweeping and mopping, the proper maintenance of a hard surface includes waxing, stripping, burnishing, buffing, and scrubbing, depending on the type. Some need polishing or special coatings to prolong their life. A surface that is not sealed, or improperly sealed, is more likely to have permanent staining. Besides high quality care, hiring a professional also has the benefit of providing a person with knowledge and correct information on the care of these hard surfaces. Some do-it-yourself maintenance tricks, like using ammonia or vinegar, can have a negative effect on sealant.  Some products can leave a residue that ends up attracting dirt. Using bleach between tiles may eat away at the top layer of grout, resulting in a more porous surface that is prone to staining. A professional will know exactly what to use and what to avoid.

These services are usually equipped with machines that make the entire floor cleaning process go much more quickly.  They tend to have wheels that are designed not to leave marks, and a rubber bumper for the protection of furniture and walls. Brushes and pads can be attached, as well.  Depending on the kind of dirt and the type of hard surface, these machines can switch tasks and go from washing to polishing based on the attachments and setting.  Technicians generally undergo a training program for the operation of the machines and stay abreast of industry advancements.  Some businesses also specialize in repair and may be able to remove small scratches or chips, or at least make them less noticeable. Some charge by the hour, while others base their prices on the area being attended to. Services and prices vary from business to business, so doing some prior research can allow a potential customer to be well aware of what they are paying for.

A floor cleaning can be beneficial to even an old surface and help restore its previous brilliance. For someone who wants to protect their investment and lengthen the lifespan of their hard surfaces, hiring a professional is an intelligent approach.  Click on the link below to go directly to the IICRC website with this article.

How A Professional Floor Cleaning Can Be Beneficial

Apex Floor & Furniture Care services the Tampa Bay area, with free consultations they will provide you with expert advise so you can make a wise decision for the care and maintenance of your floors, countertops, rugs and furnishings, helping you to protect your investments.  They are also certified through the WoolSafe of New Zealand and Textile Pro Certified with Finest Rug Cleaners in the world.


About Floor and Rug Care 101

Ron and Jackie have owned their family business, Apex Floor and Furniture Care since 1983, adding two divisions to their company known as "The Carpet Repair Dr" & "Nature Coast Rug Cleaning". They are ecstatic that they have been able to bring peace of mind to thousands of customers by providing solutions for the care of their floors, rugs and furnishings. Ron's passion is to help them protect their investments and save them money, while Jackie's passion is to support her husband daily in their business, as well as helping women feel great about their homes, making them fresher, cleaner and healthier for their families. They hold the highest designations in their industry and are certified in many areas of cleaning, repair and restoration services for all types of floors, carpet, rugs and furnishings, specializing in high-end oriental rug & fine fabric cleaning, repair, care and restoration, helping to restore those important, valuable and sentimental items that may get damaged in an unfortunate water damage disaster, as well as whole house odor removal of smoke and pet urine contamination. They are an IICRC Certified Firm, Textile Pro Certified Fine Fabric & Rug Experts, and are a WoolSafe(R) Approved Service Provider, helping you to protect your investments. One of the most important things they do for their customers during a disaster is to help keep things as calm and convenient for them as possible. They realize it's a stressful time, but with their knowledge and expertise, they are able to walk the customer through from start to finish with a very calm, informed and helpful manner. Getting them back into pre-loss condition as easily and quickly as possible. They have been awarded the "Best of Tampa Bay" in their industry since 6/2009 for their services, and have provided this BLOG to help assist others in taking great care of their floors, rugs and furnishings.
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