We Strip and Wax
St. Croix Valley in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Our stripping and waxing process for linoleum flooring involves preparation, stripping the old wax and dirt buildup with a specialized solution, scrubbing the surface, and then applying a fresh coat of high-quality wax.
This process requires proper preparation and the use of specialized equipment and products to achieve the best results.
The first step is to remove any furniture or objects from the area being serviced.
Then, we sweep and vacuum the floor to remove any loose debris.
We apply a specialized stripping solution to the floor, which breaks down and removes the old wax and dirt buildup.
We let the solution sit for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate the surface.
We scrub the surface to remove any remaining residue.
Next, we rinse the floor with clean water to remove any excess solution and dirt.
Once the floor is dry, we apply a fresh coat of high-quality wax using a wax applicator.
We ensure that the wax is evenly distributed and covers the entire surface.
As a general rule, linoleum flooring should be stripped and waxed once or twice a year in high-traffic areas such as commercial buildings or homes with children and pets.
For lower-traffic areas such as bedrooms or guest rooms, stripping and waxing can be done every two to three years.
It is important to monitor the appearance of the flooring and schedule maintenance as needed to keep it looking its best.
The amount of time it takes to strip and wax linoleum flooring depends on the area’s size and the floor’s condition.
On average, completing the process can take a few hours to a full day.
The floor should be allowed to dry completely before anyone walks on it.
It usually takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the humidity and temperature of the room.
Scuff marks can be removed from linoleum flooring using a melamine sponge or a mixture of baking soda and water.
Rub the affected area gently with the sponge or mixture until the scuff mark is removed.
Yes, linoleum flooring can be repaired if it is damaged.
Small scratches or cuts can be filled with a special putty and sanded down, while larger areas of damage may require replacing the affected section of flooring.
The three main types of linoleum flooring are sheet linoleum, tile linoleum, and floating linoleum.
Sheet linoleum comes in large rolls and is commonly used in commercial spaces, while tile linoleum is available in different colors and sizes and is popular for residential use. Floating linoleum flooring is a newer type of linoleum that does not require adhesive for installation, and it is a popular option for DIYers.