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Cleaning as a whole is not just about knowing the right products and solutions. What is even more important is that we truly understand the type of surface that needs cleaning and catering to the criteria and sensitivity of each surface goes a long way in ensuring that cleaning products, methods and solutions works effectively. As such, we at Blondal Stada acknowledge the importance of delivering the right information and knowledge about the types of flooring available and would like to place emphasis on these crucial information that would salvage the form and functions of each types of floorings.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]


There are three categories of flooring as a whole which are the hard floors, semi-hard floor and soft floors.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3024″ css_animation=”appear” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_tabs][vc_tab title=”Vinyl and PVC” tab_id=”1452225803-2-74″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Vinyl is a multi-purpose plastic and is a polymeric derivative of ethylene. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is widely used as a substitute for rubber. Floors made of vinyl or PVC may be either homogenous or laminated and there are two different wear surfaces available – PVC and PUR (polyurethane).

Vinyl and PVC are highly resistant to wear and tear which makes it highly durable. Laminated floors are less sensitive to burn marks while homogenous floors are less sensitive as the marks are easily removed by scraping or grinding.

Certain materials can migrate into vinyl and PVC making them almost impossible to remove. Marks made by shoe heels, ballpoint pens and rubber wheels migrate in this way therefore, it is crucial to deal with them as quickly as possible.

Floors with a PUR wear surface however are highly resistant to stains.

Vinyl and PVC are highly resistant to most detergents and stain cleaning liquids but strong solvents such as perchloroethylene and acetone may cause damage. Vinyl and PVC are dense materials and stand up well to wet pollution and wet cleaning methods.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3054″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3055″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Linoleum” tab_id=”1452226729455-4-1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Linoleum is a homogeneous material, consisting of a jute cloth back and a surface or hardened linseed oil mixed with a filler, which may be wood flour or stone flour, resin and colour pigment. After rolling out onto the back, the material goes through an oxidation in large drying chambers.

Oxidation continues after a linoleum floor has been laid. As a result, the surface will gradually harden to give increased resistance to wear and tear.

The wear and tear surface is sealed with acrylate to give protection and forms a base for future treatment.

Linoleum floors are available in a wide range of different colours and patterns, including those with marbling effect. it is resistant to wear and tear in dry conditions however in when condition, it is poorer in resistance.

Linoleum is self-healing where small scratches, etc. are concerned. It is highly resistant to oil, fats, acids, petrol and spirit but various solvents may cause damage. Frequent use of wet cleaning methods and strong alkaline detergents may cause the surface to dry out. When this occurs, the material can be restored by grinding.

Linoleum is not recommended as a floor material in wet rooms and areas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3056″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Wood” tab_id=”1452226992531-3-8″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Word in the hard, fibrous plant tissue that makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees beneath the bark. It is usually classified as hardwood or softwood, hardwoods being more suitable as flooring materials because of their density.

Untreated wood floor are very difficult to clean because they are porous and absorbs dirt. The oldest method of treating a wood floor was by waxing and polishing but varnishing has become another common treatment method. Today, special wood varnishes are used to give wood floors a more solid surface. Wood floor of varnished oak, for example are easy to maintain and can be washed with water, though care should be given when doing so. Once the surface of the varnished wooden floor is scratched, the entire varnish has to be removed by grinding with special floor grinders.

Oil-waxed or polished wooden floors may be maintained using dry cleaning methods and should then be treated with oil wax which cleans and maintains them. Oil wax which is available in both liquid and solid form contains white spirit and this is serves as a cleaning agent.

Waxed floors will not withstand water and should be maintained by mopping and spray polishing them. Stains and scratches should be dissolved and polished away with spray polish.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”3057″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_button title=”Download PDF version” target=”_self” color=”btn-primary” icon=”none” size=”wpb_regularsize” href=”http://www.stada.com.my/wp-content/uploads/Cleaning-Guide-Chapter-One_Semi-Hard-Floor.pdf”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row]