Why is proper floor maintenance so important?
When you think about the cleaning and maintenance of your commercial building, do you consider the maintenance of the floors?
One of the best things you can do is to prolong the life of the floors in your building. Work out a plan with your cleaning company. Outlines how and when preventative floor maintenance will be performed besides regular cleaning.
Replacing floors is a big expense for your business, even if you can get away with a partial replacement.
In high-traffic areas, in particular, preventative maintenance can save you a lot of money in the long run.
This will keep costs down and improve your bottom line.
Maintenance of tiled floors
Regular cleaning of this type of tile is important, but a proper floor maintenance plan will keep this type of tile looking good for years to come.
Routinely, your cleaning team should machine scrub the floor with an appropriately diluted solution and then rinse thoroughly.
When the tile is dry, they can perform a “spray polish” to bring the original shine back to the tile.
If less than three to five layers of polish remain on the tiles, an additional layer of finish can be added after machine cleaning.
Another option is to do a “clean and burnish,” using a burnishing chemical to bring back the shine after cleaning.
Ceramic tile flooring is fairly easy to clean, but grout definitely requires a maintenance plan.
Even with regular cleanings, grout can look dirty and dull.
How often you will need to clean your grout? Depend on how much traffic your floor receives on a day-to-day basis.
It’s a good idea to check with the manufacturer of your ceramic floor to see what type of grout cleaner they recommend.
Concrete Floor Maintenance
A simple daily scrubbing is essential for concrete floor care, especially if your concrete floor is polished or in a high-traffic area.
However, concrete flooring requires regularly scheduled deep cleaning to keep it functional and attractive for your commercial building.
Professional cleaners use equipment to deep clean and then quickly dry. As with tile, we can reapply the sealer after machine scrubbing to keep your floor healthier, and longer.
Rubber floors, like those seen in the gym or in children’s play areas, are easy to clean daily.
Simply sweep or vacuum and give it a quick mop to get it looking great again.
Sucking up excess water with a wet-dry vacuum is always a good idea.
When you need to do a more thorough cleaning on a rubber floor, you will need a stripper to remove any dirt and debris left on the floor.
This will probably remove the finish from the rubber floor, so after the stripper is removed, the floors will need regular cleaning and then repainting.
Maintenance of stone floors
There are quite a few types of stone floors.
This is just a short list of stones that you may have in your commercial building. Each of these types of flooring has a different type of routine maintenance that needs to be performed.
For example, we should maintain marble floors every 6-10 months, depending on floor traffic.
A marble floor surface treatment is key to continuing its beauty, as they are so porous that spills and dirt easily stained them.
SCS Group Integrated Services for floor maintenance
Most businesses hire a commercial cleaning company to come to clean their offices or buildings from top to bottom.
It is vital to the longevity of your floor that you find out if your commercial cleaning company offers routine floor maintenance, after all, not all commercial cleaning companies offer floor maintenance services.
SCS Group Integrated Services is a full-service commercial cleaning company in Sydney.
We offer floor maintenance on virtually every type of commercial floor available.
We’ll work with you to understand which areas are high traffic, allowing us to pay special attention to those areas of the floors during routine maintenance.
Our supervisors and managers can offer advice on how often you’ll need floor maintenance to prolong the life of your floor.
We have extensive experience in a wide variety of industries, including retail and grocery stores, medical offices, office buildings, educational buildings, and municipalities.
No matter what industry you’re in, we have the knowledge to help you create a plan for maintaining your floors.
Our professional cleaning crews use our equipment, so you’ll never have downtime cleaning or miss a preventative maintenance cleaning of your floors because of equipment failure.