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How to Clean the Floors of Composition Tele and Plastic Flooring

Aug 17, 2007
Nowadays vinyl plastic flooring has become popular, and perhaps you will also decide on to change your floor with this flooring. Learn some guidance on to clean the vinyl plastic flooring. Confuse on how to clean the Linoleum? In this article you will learn on how to care the linoleum and polishing them.

VINYL PLASTIC FLOORING is becoming increasingly popular, due to its attractive appearance and easy-care features. There are a number of varieties such as rotogravure print, vinyl-asbestos tile, calendared vinyl, and flexible homogeneous tile. All are highly resistant to abrasion and to grease, bleaches, acids, and alkalis more so than any other hard-surfaced flooring. They can be washed with soap or detergent and water, and waxing is optional. Either self-polishing or polishing waxes can be applied.

LINOLEUM may be found today in almost any room in the house. It is attractive, practical, and can be used as a rug, or as wall-to-wall covering. Printed felt-base linoleum comes in attractive designs. It must be kept well waxed or the print will wear away, since it is applied to the surface. Inlaid or tile linoleum patterns extend through the material, but waxing is desirable to provide a high gloss finish.

CARE OF LINOLEUM. Whatever the type, linoleums should be guarded against too much water and against harshly alkaline soaps and detergents that damage them. Wash them with a cellulose sponge or string mop, wrung out of suds made with a mild soap or detergent. Avoid scouring powders that break their sealed surface. Or wash them with one of the special cleaners recommended for them (Armstrong Linoleum Cleaner, Kleen Floor, etc.). Sweep them with your vacuum cleaner or a soft brush. For dusting use an untreated mop.

ANY TYPE OF FLOOR WAX can be used on linoleum, but a water base (self-polishing) wax is recommended. It is easier to apply and can be removed with a concentrated solution of the cleaning mixture. Stubborn spots can be removed with No. 00 steel wool, dipped in the cleaning mixture.

TO PROTECT LINOLEUM AGAINST DENTS the Armstrong Cork Company recommends putting a four inch block of wood under each leg of heavy equipment such as a refrigerator, and furniture rests (which it manufactures) on the legs of chairs and tables.

LINOLEUM THAT HAS BECOME WORN and discolored through misuse can be finished with a good deck or floor paint but beware of other finishes. Lacquers, varnishes, etc. cause damage and should never be applied.

RUBBER TILE, resilient and sound absorbing, should be guarded against grease, oil, and strong cleaners. However, types that are highly grease-resistant have been developed for kitchens. Sweep rubber tile floors with your vacuum cleaner or a soft brush; dust them with an untreated mop. For washing rubber tile floors use lukewarm suds made with a mild soap or detergent. Rinse carefully. Steel wool and scouring powders can be used safely to remove stubborn stains or soil from these floors.

WAX FOR RUBBER TELE FLOORS. In the past, self-polishing waxes have been the rule for rubber tile. However, the S. C. Johnson Company now states that extensive tests have shown that rubber tile is not damaged by solvents in liquid and paste polishing waxes and that they can be used. For kitchens, self-polishing waxes are best because they are easy to apply and to remove. Like linoleum, waxed rubber tile often needs only to be damp-mopped.

For the floors of composition tile, use a friendly mop to dust them, you can also polish this floor. For vinyl plastic flooring, you can use any abrasion to clean them or simply wash them with soap or detergent. Try to clean the linoleum with too much of water or alkaline soaps and detergent, use only mild soaps or detergent. Linoleum can be wax with any type of floor wax.
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