Paper Bag Floor Over Linoleum

To remove Ink from your carpet, clothing or furniture, spray your everyday hairspray on the spot and blot till removed. Repeat spraying with hairspray and clean with hot water when finished.

Paper Bag Floor Over Linoleum. Solutions to restoring your wood floors. Wood floors are appealing to the eye and adds value to any home. In the early 70’s carpet hit an all popular high and beautiful hard wood floor were covered and concealed. Finding hardwood floors that can be restored under an old carpet is like finding a treasure. Most older home were installed with a higher quality wood. Depending on the thickness of the floor will help determine the type of wood used. To help determine if you wood can be restored look at the wear layers. Check for stains in the wood where liquid has soaked through the carpet. many liquid stains can’t be removed. Inspect what was used to install the carpet or linoleum. There are most likely tack strips and hopefully it has not been glued or it is not full of nails. The more minimal damage the better but don’t get discouraged there are ways to patch up almost any floor.

Screening is a way to refinish an old floor. A buffing machine can be used as long as the damage is not through the protective clear coat of the wood. Scratches are scuffed away with less dust than sanding. There are also chemicals available that chemically sand the finish. Then you can apply a clear urethane coat over your buffed or liquid sanded floors. You can typically walk on them in about a day.

You can also hand sand the floors yourself. This will of course require more work but is more cost efficient than most other solutions. Make sure you clean in between the wood planks and gaps before you sand. After you have finished sanding apply a semi gloss poly to add a great finish.

Renting a high powered sanding machine that professionals use is another solution. This will create a lot of dust but will probably create the best finish. A power sander is more efficient, smooth and can sand better than a household hand sander.

I have seen examples where some people have just painted their floors with a darker color to hide stains and slight imperfections and have applied a gloss over the paint to give it some shine. It does look good and is a quick fix but I don’t know how long this strategy will last if there is high traffic.

Keeping your carpet looking good. There are many stains that come from a household. Pets, guests, kids and everything else. Stains are treatable as long as they have not been left to sit for a long period of time. The sooner they are cleaned the easier it will be to get the entire stain up. And remember no matter the stain never rub it always blot it. There are different solutions to attacking a stain depending on what caused it.

For pet stains blot any access of liquid or the stain with a cloth. Mix dish washing liquid or detergent with water. Pour on the stain and use a new cloth to blot up the liquid. Next apply some undiluted vinegar to to the stain and continue to blot. Last use a damp sponge to apply water to the stain and continue to blot until the stain is gone.

For crayons or oil apply a dry cleaning solution to a damp cloth and bloth. Rinse with water and repeat.

To remove juices, tea or coffee. Blot all remaining liquids and remove as much as possible. Apply some club soda to the stain and continue to blot. if this does not work try a small amount of dish washing liquid mixed with water.

To remove Ink from your carpet, clothing or furniture, spray your everyday hairspray on the spot and blot till removed. Repeat spraying with hairspray and clean with hot water when finished.

If you have a candle that has fallen into your carpet. scrape up as much wax as you possibly can. Heat the wax by laying a paper bag over the wax and heating the bag with your iron. Repeat and continue to scrape till gone.

There are also carpet rakes available that brush your carpet so that it does not appear to be matted down and is great for removing pet hair.

If you have major water in your home there are a few thing you can do to help save your carpet. Use a disinfectant to clean the water damage to prevent bacteria from the water in your carpets. Always well ventilate the room if you have any major water damage.

If the water is on certain sides of the room you can cut the carpet up and fold it back. Vut out the damaged padding underneath and replace after the carpet had dried. Remove all furniture. If there is no where to go with it find something to elevate it off the floor so that the carpet can dry underneath. Find an industrial strength fan to add air flow. Use a shop vac or carpet shampooer just to suck up any access water. You can also add a dehumidifier to the space and it will help suck the moisture out of the room. If none of this helps you will have to replace your carpet.

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Flooring Ffxiv

Floor burnishers, buffers, floor polishers and scrubbers can dramatically transform almost any flooring surface. Below is a breakdown of the flooring surface these floor cleaning machines are ideally designed

Flooring Ffxiv. Floor burnishers, buffers, floor polishers and scrubbers can dramatically transform almost any flooring surface. Below is a breakdown of the flooring surface these floor cleaning machines are ideally designed for:

Vinyl or PVC floors

Vinyl is a type of resistant flooring which is waterproof and heard wearing. This type of flooring can normally be cleaned easily enough with traditional techniques. The problems with cleaning vinyl floors arise when persistent stains, or other hard to remove materials, start to appear that cannot be so easily wiped off, for example gum.

Cleaning this kind of persistent substance off vinyl and PVC flooring requires using the right type of tools to accomplish this without damaging the floor in the process. This is where a floor polishers and buffers come into their own. The floor polisher pads allow persistent substances to be removed with out leaving scratches on your flooring after cleaning.

The floor pads extension to the floor polishers should be used for vinyl or PVC flooring.

Linoleum floors

If Linoleum is washed rather than polished it can appear rather dull and fade very quickly. This decolouration happens as the colours in the Linoleum flooring literally get washed out of the floor during the cleaning process.

To keep your Linoleum flooring looking it’s best for longer Linoleum ideally needs to be polished using a floor polisher. Polishing Linoleum flooring will not wash the colour out of the floor and as a result your floor will retain the colour locked inside keeping its vibrant look for longer.

The floor pads extension should ideally be used for Linoleum flooring.

Wood floors

Commercial wood floors should ideally not be cleaned by traditional mopping techniques but by being polished instead. This is because traditional cleaning techniques, such as mopping, are very timely to complete to a high enough standard in comparison to polishing.

Polishers provide several other benefits that mopping alone cannot achieve. These benefits include:

The wood doesn’t swell 
When a wood floor is cleaned using traditional methods, and too much water is used during cleaning, the water can be absorbed into the wood. This can make the wood increase in size and swell which is far from ideal. Polishing a wood floor will not cause this type of swelling to occur and still keep the floor looking clean.

Polishing the wood adds a protective layer to the floors surface which washing with water simply cannot. This protective layer provides an extra barrier between the wood and any future spills and general dirt build. This layer has the added benefit of reducing your long term maintenance costs as it helps to add to your floors longevity.

Polishing a wood floor also has the benefit of adding a shine effect which mopping cannot. This shine effect lasts long after the floor is cleaned and provides a more professional first appearance for your business to your clients and customers.

Ceramic and quarried tile floors

9 times out of 10 ceramic and quarried tile does not require much in the way of cleaning, in fact a simple mop will be just as good. The problem with tiles arises when after a while they start to look dull. The reason that tiles start looking dull is down to scratches appearing on their surface as their protective layer over time starts breaking down.

This break down in the protective layer allows dirt to start accumulating in these scratches. This is where you will need an industrial polisher, or buffer, as these types of floor cleaners will remove the scratches from the tile, and thus the dirt with them, returning your tiles back to looking as if they have just been laid.

The other area that can make your tiled flooring look dull and uninviting is not the tiles themselves as the tiles are not naturally porous and therefore don’t stain easily without scratches in them, but the grout used to secure them. This grout on the other hand is extremely porous and can be easily stained.

This staining can make your floor look far from ideal, especially in commercial bathrooms. If left untreated this staining can mean heavy cleaning chemicals may need to be used on them to lift the stain. The problem that then occurs is that these heavy cleaning chemicals can break down the grout and if this is broken down too much the grout will need to be replaced.

Industrial polisher pads will lift the stains out of your grout before this happens, giving you a cleaner looking tiled floor. This will save you the expense of having to re-grout your tiles to keep that clean look.

Marble, granite and stone floors

Marble, granite and stone flooring is some of the most elegant types of flooring that you can choose. They look vibrant and give your clients a first impression of your organisation that will last long after they have left. That is of course if they have still kept their amazing looking shine and are not dull and weary looking. If these types of hard surfaces are not kept regularly polished, then like tiles, scratches and stains start to appear in their surface and dirt can then accumulate.

Industrial polishers, when equipped with the right polisher pads brushes, can remove these scratches, dirt and stains and restore your flooring back to its sensational appearance once again.

Concrete and Terrazzo floors

Keeping polished concrete or Terrazzo flooring looking pristine can be a costly exercise because you have to constantly strip and reapply waxes. A more modern and cheaper approach however is to do away with waxing entirely and instead use an electric floor polisher. Electric floor polishers will not only save you time and money but will leave your floor looking at its very best.

Floor pads and the floor brush extensions for floor polishers should be used for concrete and Terrazzo flooring.

Anti-slip and industrial safety floors

Anti-slip and safety flooring is simply a must in some environments, such as swimming pools and some types of factories, where safety from a person slipping is paramount. The problem with keeping this type of flooring clean however arises because of the texture that is needed to make the floor anti-slip.

The texture of this type of floor may help to prevent slips but it also acts like a magnet for dirt and grime which can quickly build up around the notches. This buildup of grime can make your flooring look stained and discoloured as a result and can be troublesome to resolve using traditional cleaning techniques and some types of mops can even disintegrate entirely when used to clean this type of flooring.

One of the most cost effective cleaning techniques for this type of flooring on a commercial scale is a floor polisher. This is because a floor polisher can restore your floor back to its original appearance as the polishers brushes are especially designed for removing dirt build-up on these kind of textures.

Terracotta floors

Terracotta floors can give a great first impression but their drawback is that they take a large amount of time to maintain to a high standard. This is because Terracotta on the whole is a porous material and as a result of Terracotta being porous dirt can easily build up on its surface making it hard to keep clean. 
Even worse basic cleaners such as bleach can’t be used to remove this build up as they will damage the Terracotta.

Floor polishers however do not use heavy cleaning chemicals and can lift the grime out of the flooring taking the hassle out of cleaning and maintaining your Terracotta flooring.


Carpets can acquire dirt, and become stained, rather easily. In high traffic places such as schools, universities, hotels, nursing homes and shops it is important to keep this type of flooring looking clean, otherwise your flooring will rub off negatively on your organisation.

A floor scrubber is ideal for this task and floor scrubbers – such as the Orbis 200 – can offer you superior carpet cleaning results over standard hovers as they can shampoo the floor at the same time while they clean.

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