Thursday, 13 April 2017

Upholstery disaster... please do not use the wrong cleaning product...

upholstery cleaning cambridgeWe had a call yesterday from a client that wanted our advice.

He spilled nail varnish on his sofa. The first thing he did was to try to remove the mark with hot water and then he used Vanish (the famous cleaner) and spread the stain even bigger.

The products used on the upholstery didn’t work at all.

He then asks us to come and try to remove the mark. Unfortunately, we couldn’t help him. The nail varnish has gone too deep into the pile. It is very important to use the right cleaning product.

Please remember to call Art of Clean for any spills in Cambridge.

Call us on 01223 863 632. We will be happy to help.

sofa cleaning cambridge

sofa cleaning cambridge


Watch our video to see how we clean upholstery in Cambridge



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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Put The Groove Back Into Your Rubber Floor | Art of Clean


rubber floor cleaning and sealing cambridgeRubber floors have been synonymous for years with places which receive a high volume of traffic, such as the floors in public baths and the lobbies of commercial buildings but unlike floorboards and carpets, which are easily recognisable, rubber flooring goes unnoticed.

But next time you're on public transport, in the sports centre or on a family day out at the local amusements or doing a bit of retail therapy, look down at your feet and check out what your walking on.  I can almost guarantee it won't be carpet or floorboards, it will be some type of rubber.


Rubber has been, a great versatile material from its initial invention in 1839, by Charles Goodyear. and is used in a variety of different ways, it is a strong, yet soft and supple material and has many safety features and because of this was developed as a flooring material as it is also comfortable underfoot.

One thing that has always amused me about rubber floors is they have a retro appeal but is always a feature which is in fashion and on trend but slightly looks like the top of one big brick of lego.  Any connection?
rubber floor cleaning and sealing cambridge
 rubber floor cleaning and sealing cambridge
rubber floor cleaning and sealing cambridge
Altro rubber floor before the cleaning commences

rubber floor cleaning and sealing cambridge


This week the Art of Clean service technicians were cleaning an Altro rubber floor, in a converted school building, which explains the wild and wacky colour schemes.  The floors were about 30 years old and so there was a massive polyurethane build up.  The guys spent about 10 hours battling to remove the filth and grime.

Once the floors were cleaned and sealed.  It was an understatement to say our customers were impressed, wowed and lost for words with the results.

I think you would agree, what an amazing transformation.







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 is a specialist cleaning firm in: 



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Monday, 3 April 2017

The Pros and Cons of Different Wood Types of Wood Floors

Throughout history wood has been a very popular flooring option.  In Cambridge, there are many homes with solid wood flooring, it was at one time, one of only a few alternative to stone or brick flooring, and has been used long before cheaper alternatives came along, such as Medium-density Fibreboard (MDF) or Plywood.

So as with any financial commitments, take your time and consider your options and for any flooring, whether its Hardwood and MDF, look at the cost of purchasing and installation, where is it for? And how do you want them finished? Do you want to have them painted or waxed? etc.

But never-the-less, wood is hardwearing and durable, it has been used in almost every house and for every interior design and colour scheme.  Wood is a very en-vogue and an interior designers dream

Here at the Art of Clean, we don't know anyone who has chosen wood flooring and hasn't been pleased with the results.  The only problem is, it can be a difficult choice of what kind of wood flooring is right for you.

This is just a simple guide to the three different types of wood flooring:

SOLID WOOD is the most popular and is considered to be the original wood flooring.    It is cut into planks or blocks from the log and go through a process of kiln drying, which enables the wood to reduce the moisture level.  The net process is to machine cut into various sizes and a profile is given, either square edged or tongue and grooved.  They are then finished in the factory with a coating of lacquer or wax or can be left unfinished and finished later by the installer.

ENGINEERED is basically a veneer applied to a plywood base.  Consider the installation methods as it can be very different to Solid wood flooring.

LAMINATE is not the same as Engineered Flooring.  Laminate is basically a high quality picture of wood.

I just wanted to finish this blog, with a couple of photographs from a pine floor sanding job our Service and Sales Technician, Nathan was sent on this week to a clients home in Cambridge.

Our client was really chuffed with the results and said "that all his floors look fantastic now".


wood floor sanding cambridge






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 is a specialist cleaning firm in: 



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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Floor sanding in cambridge

We sand a lot of wooden floors in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. This wooden floor is beautiful and it was a great pleasure to sand and refinished the floor with Pallmann oil. The end result is beautiful.

If you need help with your wooden floor, just give us a call and we will be happy to help.




Floor sanding in cambridge
Art of Clean
 is a specialist cleaning firm in: 



Working for domestic or commercial clients throughout Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

For more information on our services contact our friendly team on 01223 863632 or email us at info@artofclean.co.uk