Your facility’s floor is one of the most underappreciated parts of its design. The right flooring can create the mood for a restaurant, improve functionality for a manufacturer, or impress customers in an office space. Without the right floor, your facility would not be quite the same.
If you want to extend the longevity of your flooring and keep it looking great for customers, proper maintenance is essential. Follow these four tips to improve your floor care plan and help you facility look better every day:
Choose the right cleaner.
Not all flooring cleaners are built the same. Different chemicals are used for hardwood, carpet, stone, and vinyl, and these differences will impact your floor’s longevity and appearance. If you’re using a multi-purpose cleaner or something made for a different material, you are likely causing damage to your floor. Talk with your MaintenX team to receive recommendations on commercial cleaners for your specific flooring type.
Invest in quality equipment.
Flooring requires a lot of maintenance as it takes the majority of the impact on your facility. In order to keep it clean, you need the right equipment that is user-friendly and effective. A vacuum, deep cleaner for carpet, and high-quality mopping set make daily cleaning much easier for your staff. With some advanced deep cleaners, you can do most of your flooring maintenance yourself with the occasional repair outsourced to MaintenX.
Clean floor mats first.
The mats at your building’s entrances are the dirtiest and most weathered parts of your flooring system. Regular cleaning will make these more effective and will extend their service life so you don’t have to replace them every few years. Cleaning your flooring mats will also leave a positive impression on customers and tenants as their shoes will stay dry and clean when they walk in.
Don’t coat or polish unless recommended by the manufacturer or your maintenance team.
While you may want your flooring to have a nice and polished shine, some coatings can leave a waxy residue when dried. This can not only make your floors look worse than before, but can cause long-term damage to the surface. Before you polish or coat your floors, check with the manufacturer’s website or your MaintenX team to ensure the product is safe.
MaintenX specializes in all types of facility cleaning from curb to roof and coast to coast. To learn more about our floor care and repair services, contact us today.