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Tile Cleaning Experts specialises in wood waxing and buffing. To learn more about our wood waxing and buffing services visit our Frequently Ask Questions. In our FAQS we have compiled some of the questions we get asked most frequently – like what is included in our wood waxing and buffing services, are the waxing products toxic, how often should you get a professional buff and wax for your timber floors and how we charge for our services/

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What’s included in your wood waxing and buffing service?

We buff your hardwood floor using a low-speed buffing machine. This will remove all scuff marks, inground dirt and grime from the timber, resulting in a thorough clean and bringing out the natural lustre. We then apply a specific wax according to your timber and massage it in with a lambswool pad with our buffing machine. If you wish to have added protection we can add a topical sealer for your timber floors; this comes in a gloss and satin finish.

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Do I need a professional buff and wax my floor?

If your wooden floors have lost their shine or have cosmetic scratches then having a professional to buff and wax your floor is a cost-effective alternative to sanding or replacing your floors entirely. Unless the floors are heavily damaged, a buff and seal should have them looking like new once again.

What is the difference between waxing, buffing, varnish, polish and sealer?

Floor waxing: is a method of applying a wax specific to your timber with our buffing machines to restore its original colour. There are several different ways to wax a floor and many different products and solutions to use on your timber floors. Our experts will determine the best method for your floors. Regardless of which method is chosen, waxing your floors is an excellent way to restore them and keep them looking their best. Buffing: If your floor has previously been coated with a sealer or a polish, it is then possible to buff it with our specialised timber floor buffing machines to restore the coatings original lustre. Using the most innovative and effective techniques our technicians are experts in bringing your floor back to life. Varnish: Is usually a solvent based paint meant to be applied to raw timber to emphasise a certain characteristic or colour of your floor. This is usually done when the timber floor is first laid by the installers and generally doesn’t have to be done again unless you were to sand the floor. Our technicians are skilled in applying all types of coatings – so if you are unsure of how to apply varnish, contact us today! Polish and sealer: After your floor has been varnished, it is highly recommended to apply a coating in order to protect the actual timber surface. A high quality sealer will go about this naturally. If you wish to add more of a sheen, a polish is then added on top of the sealer coating and can be applied to give a mirror finish result.

Will my floor have a shine?

Depending on the service that is performed on your floors, generally the only time your floor will have an increased sheen is when our technicians carry out timber sealing and polishing. You can choose the level of sheen that you floor will have, so don’t worry. The level of shine ranges from satin, to gloss and if you’re really keen – mirror finish.

Are your waxing or polish products toxic?

Your family, workers and customers’ safety is important, which is why we prefer to use non-toxic finishing agents. This not only protects your timber floors but the people that come into contact with it as well.

How often should I professionally buff and wax my timber floors?

We recommend every 1 – 2 years, depending on how heavy the foot traffic is and your own personal preference. Most of our regular customers schedule an appointment annually as both preventative and general maintenance. This may be more frequent in commercial and business locations.

How can I regularly clean my timber floors between visits?

To keep your wooden floors looking like they’ve just been professionally cleaned, we first recommend sealing them. This will provide a protective barrier from spills and dirt, making it easier to clean yourself. Tile Cleaning Experts also recommends cleaning weekly cleaning and mopping with a pH neutral product, as well as doormats at entrances. This will avoid grit being walked onto the floor and prevent scratching. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and avoid excess moisture, as this may damage the natural material. Standing water can dull the finish or discolour it. We do not recommend stronger solution for your regular weekly cleaning, as both acidic and alkaline based cleaners may affect the integrity of the sealer and can damage the timber. How long does it take to polish or reseal my timber floors? While this largely depends on the area and size of the job, it should be completed in 4 – 6 hours.

How is your service charged?

All flooring specialists charge per square meter. We will ask you for an estimate of the area size that will be serviced when booking over the phone. Our experts will measure each room individually and confirm the dimensions and work prior to starting the job.

What floor types are do you specialise in?

We’re experts in all hard surfaced,natural and manmade stone areas. Some common types we service (but are not limited to) are: ceramic, slate, limestone, travertine, sandstone, bluestone, terracotta, marble, granite, terrazzo, vinyl, concrete and porcelain. You can read more about the properties of these under ‘types of floors’

How do I measure the area that needs to be buffed or waxed?

When quoting over the phone, the simplest way to measure the area is to multiply the width and length of the area to be cleaned. E.g. A room that is 2 meters long and 4 meters wide would be 4 x 2 = 8m2 in total. Our experts will determine the exact dimensions when on site and confirm before they start any work.

How do I organise a quote and how long will it take?

Simply, fill in our ‘free online quote’ section and a team member will contact you with the details you provide. In most cases, we can easily provide a quote to you over the phone within 5 – 10 minutes, answering any questions or concerns that you may have. On the day, Tile Cleaning Experts will inspect the area and confirm the quote before starting. In rare cases, we may need to attend the location to provide a quote. This can be discussed with you over the phone.

How long can I expect you to be at my home/office?

Depending on the size of the area and how much work is necessary in order to restore your floor to its best possible condition; times may vary from initial estimates. In most cases the average job takes 3-4 hours. Once our technician has inspected the area and done a sample, they will give you a more accurate indication of how long the work will take.

How long until I can use the floors as normal again?

Depending on the service carried out, the usage time can range from being used right away to a maximum of 24 hours. The technician will clarify on the day as to how long the area should be kept off limits.

Will you help me move my furniture?

We ask that you clear the area that Tile Cleaning Experts is cleaning. Tile Cleaning Experts insurance coverage means we are only covered by our restoration services and cannot be held responsible for the damage to any furniture or items.

How can I prepare for a professional to come?

We ask that you move all furniture and items in the area to be cleaned, as well as any obstructing furniture between the main entrance point and the area to be cleaned to allow for our professional equipment and machines. A quick vacuum is appreciated to remove any loose dirt, dust and hair. We also recommend painter’s tape on cornices that may come into contact with the industrial hose (as a precautionary). You can read more about this in our blog section.

What are your hours and availability?

We understand that everyone’s schedule is a little different, so we are flexible in the hours that we work. Generally speaking, we work Monday – Saturday between 7am to 5pm. However, if there is a need for after-hours services we are happy to accomodate. Our technicians can usually attend the property within 2 – 10 days from making the booking at a time that suits you.

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Is there a call out fee?

As our expert technicians are travelling to your premises, our call out fee is inline with industry standards, which is charged at $75 + GST if the job does not go ahead.

Is there a minimum charge?

We have a minimum charge of $250 + GST for all metro jobs. This is inline with standard industry rates.


Our tile cleaning experts go that extra step and advise you on the best method and products to maintain your shiny and clean newly sealed floors.

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