Proper Care for Your Finished Floors
May 15, 2021 | AUTHOR: Office Pride
Finished floors are relatively low maintenance. However, you should have a plan to maintain your flooring with the help of an expert. At Office Pride, we clean your floors for safety, appearance and cleanliness and follow a routine maintenance program that helps protect your floor investment and bottom line.
Did you know that facility appearance ratings can drop as much as 75% if the floor creates a negative impression? If you want to make a great impression for your clients and employees, keep a clean and shiny floor – it is often the first thing someone sees when entering your facility, especially in office buildings, showrooms, data centers and distribution centers.
Care for a Finished Floor
There are several, efficient ways to maintain the look of a finished floor – from a daily routine to more interim maintenance that involves cleaning and buffing/burnishing to a restorative maintenance strip and refinish.
Dust mopping can be part of a daily routine to help remove surface dirt. Avoid oil-based dust mop treatments, which cause streaking and can leave a haze on the floor that attracts even more dirt. For best results, use a clean dry dust mop, a broom and dustpan for soil pick-up.
Your commercial cleaner will use a clean mop head, clean water and follow the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning dilution ratio for the floor cleaning product to remove soils and help prevent the floor’s finish from darkening or yellowing. No overly wet mops will be used, which can soak floors with the cleaner, leaving soil and cleaner residue behind.
Help repair the finish to a smooth shine by buffing. This will delay the need for a recoat. For durable finishes, we provide a spray buff.
Burnishing helps restore shine and create a glossy appearance; the outcome provides a “wet look” appearance. Burnishing also helps repair imperfections on a floor’s finish that can’t be repaired with daily maintenance. More efficient than low speed buffing, these machines tend to have higher rotation speeds, and more aggressive pads can be used to help repair a worn, dull finish to a smooth shine.
Office Pride offers quality finished floor care cleaning services, as well as excellent floor maintenance services, for all types of commercial facilities. Whether you are seeking routine maintenance and cleaning or periodic deep cleaning and restoration, we are up to the job of making your floors look great. Remember, a shiny floor leaves a good impression and reflects well on your business.
You will definitely want the advice of floor cleaning experts. Office Pride provides superior floor care and uses only the highest quality cleaning strategies and solutions to ensure your office floor looks good for years. Check out Office Pride’s franchise locations or call 888-641-2310 to request a free custom quote for your deep cleaning and disinfection needs.