Fall in Love with Your Tile Again with Travertine Tile Cleaning


Fall in Love with Your Tile Again with Travertine Tile Cleaning

travertine tile cleaningWhen you purchased the beautiful travertine tile for your home, you probably fell in love with the gorgeous colors. Once it was installed, you probably loved the lovely luster of the tile and the clean, sharp grout lines that make your flooring stand out. Unfortunately, over time your tile may lose its original beauty if it’s not properly clean. The shine may turn dull and the grout lines may become dirty, leaving you with flooring that detracts from the rest of your home. The good news is that travertine tile cleaning can restore your tile to its original beauty, allowing you to fall in love with your tile again.

Our company uses a multi-step cleaning process to clean your tile. Not only does the cleaning process clean the tile, bringing it back to its lustrous beauty, but it also cleans the dirty grout lines. When cleaning travertine tile, it’s essential to ensure that quality cleaning products and cleaning methods are used to give the tile a quality clean that won’t damage the tile or grout. You don’t want to work with a company that cuts corners – you want a company that treats your floors as they would their own. We’ll use our deep cleaning process to clean your tile and grout, safely bringing your flooring back to life.

Not only do we offer quality travertine tile cleaning, we’ll offer you excellent service throughout the process. We have more than 15 years of experience, and we bring that expertise to every job that we do. Our company is IICRC certified, which means you can rest assured that your flooring is in the hands of professionals. We also use high-tech, cutting edge cleaning systems and products that provide excellent results. When we come out to take care of your flooring, our professionals are courteous, on time, and professional. We’re so confident that you’ll love the job we do on your travertine tile, we offer a money back guarantee.

Our mission is to make sure you enjoy the most outstanding service experience ever. For professional travertine tile cleaning, call Overturfs today at 941-301-9555.

How to Choose the Right Professional Tile Cleaning Company


How to Choose the Right Professional Tile Cleaning Company

professional tile cleaningRegular professional cleaning of your tiles prolong its life and adds beauty to it. However it can be tiring and time consuming cleaning all the tiles in your home. This is why it’s better hiring professional tile cleaning services to clean your tiles. With so many professional cleaners around, here are tips to choose the best people to clean your tiles.

1. First of all, you need to look for professionals you can afford to hire. Some companies charge reasonable rates while others offer periodic specials like free spot removers and discounts for new customers. Look out for these companies which clean your tiles without your needing to break your bank!

2. It’s better hiring versatile cleaning companies which not only clean your tiles, but also offer other services like professional carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and tile and grout cleaning services. Together they can keep your house spic and span.

Professional tile cleaning involves applying cleansers to the tiles to loosen dirt, using a brush agitator to unhinge stuck dirt and then using a professional tool to power wash and remove all debris from the tile.

3. Last, but not least, look for not only professional but experienced tile cleaning companies. They can be trusted to provide the best cleaning services; which is proven with their good reputation in the market.

The best way to learn about the most experienced tile cleaning companies is through their satisfied customers. So just ask for testimonials from their past clients and get an idea of the type of service the company provides.

One company meeting all these criteria is Overturfs. So if you want to try our professional tile cleaning experience, just call us at 941-301-9555.

Oriental Rug Cleaning Sarasota

Why have your Oriental Rug cleaning Sarasota in our facility versus just having any carpet cleaner clean them at your home?

Why have our trained, reputable staff clean them versus choosing a company from an internet search?

6 Top Reasons:

1. Natural fibers are typically used in rugs, which have to be treated very differently than synthetic fibers found in most wall to wall carpet. Many carpet cleaners do not have sufficient training to work with natural fibers like wool.

2. Cleaning technology is different. Rugs have the potential for dye migration and fiber distortion. This can be controlled much better in an environment like a rug washing facility.

3. Variety of methods may be used. Different rugs may require different methods of cleaning. In our facility we can evaluate the safest method to clean your rug effectively. This makes us the premiere spot for Oriental Rug cleaning Sarasota.

4. Dusting. Professional dusting equipment is used in plant, to remove those deep down microscopic particles that vacuuming alone won’t get.

5. Liability. Hand knotted rugs often have a high value. Is the cleaner properly trained and insured? Do they know how to protect the flooring underneath the rug if they are cleaning it at your home?

6. Dry times. In plant cleaning allows plenty of dry time with high powered air movers. This ensures that issues are prevented that can occur with prolonged drying.

We hope you’ll think about these 6 reasons the next time a carpet cleaner is in your home and you’re thinking about having them clean the rugs while they’re there.

We are happy to pick up and deliver your rugs in Manatee and Sarasota counties. You can even drop them off yourself if you’re near our East Bradenton facility. Call us at 941-301-9555 to find out more or to schedule a pick up or a time to drop them off.

When Carpet Protector Doesn’t Work

“Carpet protector just doesn’t work”

“My brother in-law tried it and his carpet still got dirty”

“It’s just a rip-off.”

Yes, over the years I sometimes hear the above or a variation of them. Yet, my experience with carpet protector has been great. A few years ago is when I became a true believer, when hosting some friends to watch football and an entire drink was spilled on my rug. “Great”, I thought. “I’m going to have to have one of our trucks come over tomorrow and clean this rug.” So I grabbed a towel to get the excess liquid, and to my amazement, it came right out. I later rinsed it to make sure it was all gone, but miracle of miracles, no stain was left behind.

Since then, I sing the praises of it to everyone that will listen. So why then do others have experiences like the above?

I’ve found it typically comes down to mistakes in actually applying the protector in the first place.

4 Mistakes Made in Applying Protector

  1. Not using high quality protector. Discount protectors are not as effective and sometimes void the warranty. I make sure we only use the highest quality, recommended protectors. Sure, it costs the company more, but the investment is worth it because I can stand behind the service.
  2. Not using a dedicated container. Using the same container for protector as other cleaners can contaminate the protector making it gummy and ineffective. Our vans have a dedicated container reserved ONLY for protectors.
  3. Not applying the product properly. Some cleaners either under apply or over apply the protector or sealer. Surprisingly, applying too much is not a good thing.
  4. Not grooming the carpet. For the best performance, the product should be groomed into the carpet for maximum penetration. This ensures contact with all surfaces of the carpet yarn and proper distribution and drying.

Bonus reasons:

Applied To Abused Carpet – If the cleaner didn’t rinse out your carpet well, or if the carpet has been badly neglected and left a lot of sticky residue in it, the protector isn’t going to bond well.

Unrealistic Customer Expectations – Customers sometimes expect carpets to stay clean without ongoing maintenance, such as regular vacuuming and rapid attention to spills. Protector is not a magic solution that removes the duty of cleaning and maintaining carpets. Spills don’t always bead to the surface like they do on the commercials, though they sometimes do. It usually depends on the fabric density. Protector also typically has a limited life span, and should be reapplied annually after professional cleaning. Unrealistic expectations may be the result of unrealistic promises from the original seller of the carpet, or the cleaner.


The bottom line is that carpet protectors DO work.  The best ones have been thoroughly tested by the manufacturers on both soiling and most water and oil based spills. Protectors can extend the lifespan and appearance of your carpets, keeping them beautiful for many more years than those without protector. Let us know at Overturf’s Floor & Fabric Care that you want protector after your next cleaning. 

Best Carpet Cleaner in Sarasota

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When we made the decision a few years ago to adopt the mission: “To provide the most outstanding service experience ever”, we had to change some things in our company. Especially if we hoped to become the best carpet cleaner in Sarasota.

To truly provide the most outstanding service experience, we had to invest in better equipment using the latest in cleaning technology, improve our cleaning process, improve our follow up process and develop communication systems, we had to sharpen our look, invest in our own and our employees’ education, and invest in top notch people among other things. As you can imagine, this was not an easy overnight process. 

Sending your technicians to class when you’re running a small business seems counter productive. Spending time while everyone is on the clock instructing the group on delivering a better service experience makes you a bit nervous. Especially in the beginning as a start up when every dollar counts.

Instead, we see it as an ongoing improvement process, but we feel like it’s worth it. Choosing to offer amazing service first and foremost gives us the opportunity to work with some incredible people that care about quality floor & fabric cleaning and the people providing it. We’ve found a section of the population that’s passionate about receiving outstanding service and the best carpet cleaner in Sarasota.

Thank you for helping support our mission and proving that a business that puts quality first can survive (and thrive) in an increasingly fast food and dollar store world.


Overturf’s is finalist for Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Awards








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Overturf’s Floor & Fabric Care is a proud finalist of the Bradenton Herald’s People Choice Awards. We’re so grateful for the votes that we received.

Awards like this along with our incredible growth rate, confirm that providing the most outstanding service experience is being well received in Sarasota and Manatee counties. It fills a void in the carpet cleaning industry that is often filled with splash and dash cleaners, that only use 2 or 3 steps and try to get in and out as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, these cleaners often do not get good results and rate very low when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Our carpet cleaning process consists of 12 steps, and along with this proven system, our reputation, experience, education, and guarantee set us apart from the crowd. So thank you Bradenton for voting us as a People’s Choice finalist!

Bradenton FL Tile Cleaning

Before and after pictures are great, but seeing a video of an actual Bradenton FL tile cleaning is exciting.

We can often restore the color of your dirty grout. We use a 9 step process, while many other cleaners use only 2 or 3. This, along with top of the line products, well trained technicians, our golden reputation, experience, and guarantee, make using Overturf’s for your Bradenton tile cleaning the clear choice.

The Clear Difference in Bradenton FL Tile Cleaning

Don’t be another victim of tile cleaners with prices that are too good to be true. We’ve often been called to come out and see if we can repair the damage that these low cost, under educated “service” providers cause. Many times, unfortunately, the damage cannot be reversed. One client called a low priced company from their road side sign. When they arrived, they poured harmful acid all over her tile, so much that it started to eat through her baseboards on her walls and damage her appliances! On top of that, her tile didn’t even come clean.

We have thoroughly tested our process and equipment, and only send well trained, background and drug tested technicians to your home. Our company is certified by the IICRC. Always make sure the floor & fabric care companies you choose are certified by this well recognized board.

To schedule an appointment to have your grout properly cleaned, call us today at 941-301-9555 or read more about our service at

4 Reasons you should have your carpets cleaned before an open house

1. Spots. A dirty carpet can turn buyers off immediately. The homeowner might know where each of those stains came from, but a prospective buyer doesn’t. They’re looking for a place to take their shoes off and get comfy. The idea of them or their children walking around your dirty carpet in bare feet is a huge turnoff.

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2. Odors. We all know smells can send pleasant signals to the brain. That’s why many bake cookies on the day of an open house. What if your house smells like pets, smoke or other odors from the carpet? This will cause many buyers to walk out before viewing the rest of the house.

3. Revitalize. Carpet cleaning can often “fluff” older carpet, bringing back its life. Sometimes carpet suffers for years of being walked on without professional cleaning. This causes it to be matted down and look older than it is. Professional carpet cleaners use powerful vacuums to dry carpet which has the added benefits of fluffing it up. A quality cleaning company will usually groom the carpet with an object that looks like a rake when finished, which enhances the look even more.

4. Save money. It’s not unusual for buyers to ask for an allowance or reduction in price to buy things like new flooring. Especially when the flooring looks like it needs replaced immediately. When carpet is professionally cleaned, it usually can be saved to the point where it won’t stick out like a sore thumb as something that needs to be addressed right away. This can potentially save the seller thousands of dollars. Spring for a good, professional carpet cleaning.

We’ve seen it time and again at Overturf’s Floor & Fabric Care. Real Estate agents love to recommend trustworthy companies that can help their clients sell faster. They also love to help that client that just bought feel more comfortable in their new home by getting the carpets and tile professionally cleaned. Take Michael Bowes of Michael Bowes RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP: “As a real estate agent, I recommend them on a regular basis. Any feedback I have heard from others who acted on my suggestion has been very positive.”

For more information on how we can help, look through our website, or call us at 941-301-9555 to schedule before your open house!

Carpet cleaning spills Sarasota


that the devastation of spilling something like grape juice, Kool-Aid and other fruit drinks doesn’t have to be that… devastating? Yes, you can take care of these carpet cleaning spills Sarasota.

accidental-slip-542551_960_720So you have kids, grand kids, or some other kids come over, and they want something to drink. They surely don’t want water from the tap. That’s pretty boring stuff. They want something fruity, sweet, and with lots of color. Like deep blues, or reds. You know, the stuff that can really stain a carpet or piece of furniture.

So the inevitable occurs. The kids enjoy what you give them, but after all, they are kids. So something gets spilled. For some weird reason, this never happens on a hard, tile floor. It happens right on the carpet. What to do?

Step #1: First of all, don’t panic. Gather your senses and realize this isn’t the end of the world. This isn’t the first nor the last of carpet cleaning spills Sarasota.

Step #2: Start blotting. You want to use white cotton or paper towels, with no print or dyes, and blot – blot – blot! Most of any spotting or staining substance will come right out because the towel you are using is more absorbent than the carpet the drink was spilled on.

Step #3: It may be appropriate, with some coaching from your carpet cleaning pro, to do some spotting. Use a spotting product, like a mild neutral detergent spotter, recommended by your carpet pro. Apply a small amount to the spot and keep blotting. Never scrub. Scrubbing can damage the carpet fibers and you can’t fix that. Keep blotting.

Step #4: Did we say keep blotting? Keep it up! You may need to apply more approved mild detergent spotter. One thing you do not want to do is apply too much moisture, as that gets into the backing of the carpet and into the padding, creating additional problems.

Step #5: Once the spot is gone, it’s time to dry the carpet. How to do this? Keep blotting, of course! But also aim a fan on the spot and let the air current remove more moisture. Is the spot still there? It may be a stain, very tough to remove. It is definitely now time to call your carpet cleaning pro! Best case scenario: When anything happens, like spilling grape juice, red wine, mustard or other tough-to-remove substances, call your Sarasota carpet cleaning and furniture cleaning professionals at Overturf’s. We have what it takes to help remove your carpet cleaning spills Sarasota.

Time is running out…

Carpet cleaning Sarasota

Carpet Cleaning Sarasota

When it’s time for your carpet cleaning Sarasota, where do you turn? To a company with values and a mission to please customers? Or to an ad with a coupon?

If you choose values and mission, we might be the right fit. Overturf’s Floor & Fabric Care provides the most outstanding service experience. When you’re having guests or a holiday party, do you want to risk over wet carpets that aren’t dry in time for guests? Do you want to take your chances on a service that doesn’t get your carpets clean enough, then won’t return your calls? Do you feel comfortable with the technician working in your home?

Are we just exaggerating? If you’ve worked with many service companies, you know that what we say is true. Yes, carpet cleaning Sarasota can be a risky proposition. Do you save money on cleaning when you hire a disreputable company? Where are they cutting costs? Is it on insurance? Training? Background checks? Cleaning solutions?

We’ve found by investing in the right people, the right equipment, and continuous training, we can offer a service head and shoulders above the rest.

We’ve found sending good people into your home makes your day more pleasant, your job go much smoother, and the final result so much better. As Jim Rohn said, “We don’t train people to be nice. We hire nice people.” A clever shortcut.

Nice does no good without being competent, so ongoing training programs keeps us on top of our game, and in touch with the latest in cleaning technology and techniques. Today we have many more fabrics and even carpet fiber types to choose from, and each have their own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to maintenance and cleaning. The same goes for tile cleaning Sarasota.

So call Overturf’s today and see the difference when a carpet cleaning Sarasota company focuses on providing the most outstanding service experience. 941-301-9555

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