If you are responsible for maintaining a commercial floor, there will be times when you notice damage occurring. Restoring the commercial floor, whether it’s a large area or some small but severely damaged tiles, it’s not necessarily going to require calling in the heavy duty professionals and major machines to completely replace the floor.
First of all, a commercial floor should be properly maintained over time. This will include washing, scrubbing, stripping and waxing the floors, and more. If the commercial floor is not maintained properly over time, it’s going to wear out much more quickly and this is going to be far more costly than having maintenance personnel keep up with it on a regular basis.
Step #1: Identify problem areas as soon as they begin to show.
It’s not enough to just scrub, wash, strip, and wax these floors; you need to pay attention to any potential problems as they arise.
Step #2: Repair or replace any damaged tiles immediately.
The longer you avoid replacing these problems tiles, the greater the risk of damage occurs to surrounding tiles. For example, if a linoleum tile is folded up or cracked, dirt is going to be working its way into that portion and ultimately underneath surrounding linoleum tiles. The same holds true if you have ceramic tile.
Step #3: Repair grout that cracks and separates.
If you have ceramic tile or other tile surfaces that have grout between them, there is a risk of that grout breaking down, loosening up, and falling apart. Have the grout repaired as soon as possible to help protect the tile and the rest of the floor surface.
Step #4: Seal the floors properly.
You’ll need an experienced maintenance personnel to do this, but you also require the right commercial floor cleaning equipment. By sealing the floor, you protect it from outside forces, including excessive wear and tear, spills, stains, and more.
The more you pay attention to the condition of your commercial floors, the easier it’s going to be to maintain it and keep it lasting in good condition for a long time, and that’s going to save you money in the long run.