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Flotex Cleaning Techniques North Yorkshire

By hights1 On September 20, 2017 No Comments

Flotex Cleaning Techniques


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If you are curious about how Highfield TS can help you with your Flotex Floor Cleaning
Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on: 07922 022 614 for a free consultation.


It’s great to have a floor covering which looks and feels like carpet but is much less susceptible to dirt and spills. This is the reason why so many homeowners and businesses opt for Flotex. While it requires very little care, it is still not completely maintenance-free. Learn about the main Flotex cleaning techniques and how they should be used correctly.



The Right Vacuuming Technique

It is best to vacuum this type of floor covering at least once a week and possibly more often, especially if you have small children and/or pets. Use the carpet attachment and adjust it to the lowest setting, so that the debris stuck at the bottom of the pile could be picked up. You should not worry about damaging the fibres as they are made of nylon. In fact, this is the reason why this type of floor covering doesn’t collect too much dust and dirt over time.

Before you begin the actual Flotex cleaning, you may want to clean the area with a rubber brush, if you have a pet, to ensure that the fine hairs will be removed or at least come up to the surface where the vacuum could easily pick them up. You should push the vacuum cleaner forward at top speed and backwards at half speed. This will give you not only cleanliness but also the more intense colour and fluff which are characteristic for the floor covering.


Dealing with Food Spills

These are quite common and extremely annoying too, but there is a Flotex cleaning technique which you can use to get rid of them quickly and effectively. The key thing is to act immediately. Grab a spoon and scoop as much of the food as possible, going from the outside in to ensure that you won’t spread the spill. Then you should dissolve liquid detergent or carpet shampoo into hot water and scrub the area with a soft-bristled brush. If you decided to use detergent, you should dissolve one teaspoon in five litres of water. Remember to rinse the area with plain water and to pat it dry, using a microfiber cloth.[/su_list]


Removing Liquid Spills

Use kitchen paper towel or a white cotton cloth to blot the stain. The white colour is crucial as otherwise, you risk colour transfer from the paper towel or cloth to the carpet. When blotting the spill, pat gently instead of pushing hard or the liquid will go further down the pile. If any of the liquid still remains, you can use the Flotex cleaning technique with the application of a solution described above.


Regular Professional Cleaning

Even with diligent maintenance, it’s possible that some dust and dirt still lurks in the floor covering. Additionally, if you are not there to act quickly in case of spills, you could end up with stubborn stains. Pet stains are also extremely difficult to get rid of permanently with DIY techniques.


The solution to all of these issues is to use a professional Flotex cleaning service in North Yorkshire. The specialists of Highfield TS apply a hot-water extraction technique using advanced equipment and top-quality materials to produce top results.


If you are curious about how Highfield TS can help you with your Flotex Floor Cleaning
Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on: 07922 022 614 for a free consultation.



7 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Flotex Cleaning

By hights1 On August 5, 2017 No Comments

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Because of its nylon fibres which don’t trap dust, dirt and debris, Flotex is much easier to clean compared to the classic carpet. However, this doesn’t mean that you can just vacuum it every other week and enjoy the same kind of look and feel as on day one. Here are some essential tips on Flotex cleaning which will surely come in handy when it comes to maintaining this type of floor covering.


  • pH-Neutral Cleaners Are Mandatory

    Both highly acidic and highly alkaline cleaning agents could cause damage to both the fibre and the dye of Flotex floors. That is why your safest best when buying a cleaning product, is to go for one which is pH-neutral. It’s also possible to use liquid detergent but in tiny amounts.

  • Weak Cleaning Solution Is Best.

    It’s typically recommended that you dissolve a teaspoon of detergent into five litres of hot water to use for Flotex cleaning. This is how weak the solution should be, no matter whether your objective is simply to remove dirt or to deal with a spill to prevent permanent staining.

  • You Can’t Go without Rinsing.

    Most people don’t know that without rinsing a section with a liquid spill that they’ve just cleaned, a stain can appear due to the detergent remaining in the carpet. At the same time, rinsing is quick and easy. Just pour a bit of plain water on a cloth and wipe the area gently, without pressing hard.

  • Separate Pet Hair Removal Is Necessary.

    Whether you are planning to vacuum or wash the floor for best Flotex cleaning results, you should remove per hair first to achieve the best possible results. You can use a damp cloth or a specially designed rubber brush for the purpose. Just make sure that you make passes in the direction of the pile.

  • Water Doesn’t Remove All Stains.

    You must not use it if you spill dry items like detergent, pool chemicals or herbs. This is because it will only activate compounds which could cause damage to the fibres and dye. The right Flotex cleaning approach is to vacuum dry spills.

  • Don’t Cut Fibres with Chewing Gum on Them.

    This is also true when there are hard sweets and modelling clay on the floor. The most effective solution, in this case, is to freeze the item and then break the pieces to release the fibres. Just place one or two ice cubes in a plastic bag and apply it to the item. It’s easy to tell when it’s hard enough to be broken easily.

  • Be Extra Careful with Stain Removers

    It’s common sense to use spirit to remove pen ink, for example. However, you should not rush to apply this kind of treatment before you are certain that it is safe for both the fibres and the dye of your floor covering. You should consult the owner’s manual and perform a test by applying a tiny drop of the cleaning agent in the corner. Generally, if you are not sure about the nature of the stain, you should leave the removal to the experts.

Highfield TS have all the skills and experience necessary to carry out your Flotex floor cleaning to the highest standards.  We can give you 100% free advice on the cleaning requirements of your Flotex flooring.

Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on:
07922 022 614





6 Reasons Why Flotex is the perfect flooring.

By hights1 On May 18, 2015 No Comments

Flotex is an outstanding flooring product; it is made from Nylon fibres and offers an excellent, durable and comfortable flooring with many colours and designs.

It is described to be the best flooring product to combine a textile covering whilst offering hygienic advantages. This means that it is incredibly well-suited to commercial areas and areas where there is excessive foot traffic.

Flotex Cleaning North YorkshireThe question is often asked, how do we clean Flotex?

Although simple everyday vacuuming removes dirt and dust, it is recommended that you contact a professional to Steam Clean the floor.

Here at Highfield TS, we are specialist cleaners of Flotex in the North Yorkshire area. This image shows some Flotex floor that we recently cleaned. Our specialist products and required adapted cleaning techniques ensured the exemplary results that we achieved.

It is likely that in areas where this floor covering is fitted that the hygienic benefits of a deep clean is imperative. Flotex is a diverse material and offers many advantages including the following:



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  1. Flotex offers the comfort of a carpet as well as an impervious and cushioned backing

  2. The nylon fibres offer excellent sound absorption and capture dirt and allergens

  3. Flotext floors meet the HSE wet and dry slip resistance classifications which means that they can be used on flat surfaces and ramps

  4. The makeup of the floor offers a non-fray alternative

  5. It is a 100% waterproof floor product

  6. Flotex offers benefits to allergy sufferers as allergens and dirt area easily removed during standard cleaning.

This comprehensive list provides assurance to clients proposing to fit a Flotex floor in their home or business. This is further cemented by the cleaning results that can be achieved through our innovative cleaning process.

If you would like to enquire about cleaning Flotex flooring we invite you to call us today:


Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on:
07922 022 614


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