How to Increase the Lifespan of Commercial Flooring

janitor-stick-2Commercial flooring can often be a major expense for any company. If you own the property upon which you operate, you will want to make sure that it’s protected as well as possible. Depending on the usage that your commercial floor sees, it may last a couple of years to many.

Being able to extend the life of your commercial flooring depends on the care that it receives. A linoleum floor, for example, that experiences a tremendous amount of traffic and only gets mopped every couple of days, will likely wear out, fade, and crack within a year or two, depending on other factors, such as humidity.

However, if you clean the floor regularly, buff and polish it consistently, then it’s going to extend the life of that floor.

In order to extend the life of your commercial flooring, regardless of what type of flooring you have, it’s crucial to have the right equipment. You need to have a commercial vacuum as your primary line of defense. Sweeping can be effective to a degree, but with sweeping you’re going to leave a lot of dust and debris behind with each push of the broom.

Mopping will help, but if you use the traditional mop and bucket, all you’re really doing is pushing dirty water around. You will certainly gather up some level of dirt, grease, and grime, but the benefits are limited.

Vacuuming with a commercial machine is the most effective way to gather up the most dirt and debris from the floor. A floor scrubber, buffer, and polisher is important to keep the shine on the floor and to apply the appropriate level of wax. It’s the wax finish that helps to protect the floor. Over time, the wax surface fades and needs to be stripped down and reapplied.

When you have the right equipment and personnel who know how to best care for your commercial floor, you’ll extend the life of the flooring for many years to come.

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