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hard floor care

At Carter Cleaning Company Inc., we specialize in hard floor care services. Our skilled technicians are equipped with the latest technology and years of experience to ensure that your floors look their best and last longer. We work around your schedule to minimize disruption to your business so that you can focus on providing excellent service to your clients. We pride ourselves on our capabilities and are confident that we can exceed your expectations. Contact us today to learn more!

types OF FLOORS Serviced

Resilient Floors

Resilient floors come in many textures, colors and styles.

These products are manufactured in two styles: Tile and Sheet.

VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) comes in 12" tiles. It is a porous floor material that can hold up well to strong alkaline, acid and solvent spills and spots if cleaned up right away. Manufacturer's recommend waiting 5 days after installation before doing any maintenance to the flooring. When sealing or applying floor finish to a new VCT floor the factory finish needs to be removed. VCT tile must be sealed with a sealer or sealer/finish.

Services we perform on VCT flooring:

  • Initial restorative and salvage cleaning

  • Preventative procedures

  • Establish daily, routine and periodic floor maintenance programs

  • Restorative (stripping)

Sheet Vinyl comes in 6' to 12' widths. It is available in many colors and styles. The seams are chemically welded or heat welded. The flooring can be easily scratched. It is resistant to solvents, acid and alkaline spots when cleaned up right away. Sheet vinyl can be sealed with a sealer or a sealer/finish.

Services we perform on sheet vinyl:

  • Initial restorative and salvage cleaning

  • Preventative procedures

  • Establish daily, routine and periodic floor maintenance programs

  • Restorative cleaning ( stripping)

                                         

 

 

Stone Floors

Many commercial buildings have stone floors such as ceramic tile, granite, marble and terrazzo. Although these floors may not need the frequent care that resilient tile floors need, they still need to be maintained regularly in order to keep the stone and grout looking good. If not maintained properly, the floor and grout will start to look dull and dirty.

Granite flooring is an igneous stone and contains many different minerals such as quartz, feldspar and potassium. Granite is very hard, tough and durable, but it stains easily if not sealed. It must be sealed with a penetrating sealer.

Services we perform on granite:

  • Daily and routine cleaning

  • Periodic and restorative cleaning

Marble is metamorphic stone and is one of the most expensive floor coverings made. Marble is a re-crystallized limestone and can be identified by the veins running thorough it. Marble is soft, scratches easily and acid products will etch the floor.

Services we perform on Marble Flooring:

  • Daily and routine cleaning 

  • Periodic and restorative cleaning

  • Periodic and restorative cleaning on finished marble floor (stripping and refinishing)

Other stone flooring serviced include: Terrazzo, Travertine and Slate

 

 

Concrete Floors

Concrete is one of the least expensive floor types, yet it can take on a designer style and be made to resemble brick, marble, wood, slate and many other floor types. Concrete can be stained, stamped, stenciled, dyed painted and polished.

Services we perform on concrete floors:

  • Daily and routine cleaning

  • Periodic and restorative cleaning (power wash)

  • Restorative cleaning (stripping, sealing and finishing)

 

 

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile floors are installed in commercial and residential buildings, indoors and out. Ceramic tile floors come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. They are very durable and after the initial cleaning and sealing with an impregnator or penetrating sealer they can be low maintenance floors. Topical coating can be applied ton un-glazed ceramic tile flooring.

Services we perform on ceramic tile and grout:

  • Daily and routine cleaning

  • Periodic and restorative cleaning (scrubbing and sealing)

 

 

 

 

Wood and Wood Types

Solid Wood Flooring is one complete piece of wood from top to bottom. It comes in strip sized of 2" to 3" wide at random lengths or plank sizes that are 3" or 8" wide in a fixed or random width and length. Both are 3/4" thick with a wear layer of 1/8".

Services we perform on wood flooring:

  • Daily maintenance

  • Periodic maintenance (polishing)

  • Restoration (refinishing)

Parquet Wood Flooring is usually a 12" x 12" square with endless choices of geometric designs such as standard, herringbone of Fontainebleau.

Services we perform on parquet wood flooring:

  • Daily maintenance

  • Periodic maintenance (polishing)

  • Restoration (refinishing)

Engineered Wood Flooring comes in 3 to 5 layers of wood laminated together with a cross grain lamination construction that makes it more dimensionally stable (it does not expand and contract lie a solid wood floor), Engineered wood flooring comes with a pre=finish that will not need any initial sanding of  finish required. It can be screened once.

Services we perform on engineered wood flooring

  • Daily maintenance (polishing)

  • Periodic maintenance (polishing)

  • Restoration (refinishing)

Laminate Wood Flooring is made from several layers of wood by-products bonded together under pressure. There is a surface layer in which a picture can be applied to the top and sealed with an aluminum oxide finish. Laminate wood flooring is easy to clean, difficult to stain, durable and long lasting, if given proper care. It cannot be refinished and requires no sealer or finish.

Services we perform on Laminate wood flooring:

  • Establish daily, routine and periodic maintenance programs.

Locations Served

Twin Cities including: Albertville, Andover, Big Lake, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, Crystal, Elk River, Fridley, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Nowthen, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Princeton, Ramsey, Rogers, St. Louis Park, St. Michael, Wayzata and Zimmerman

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