4 Steps to Strip and Wax Commercial Floors

floor_stripping2When you’re set to strip and wax commercial floors in your facility, you want to make sure you do it the right way. Improper technique of stripping and even waxing commercial floors can cause damage and affect the ultimate shine.

Remember, your floors essentially defined the look and appearance of the entire facility. If they are in poor condition, are dirty, worn out, faded, cracking, and in a general state of disrepair, it’s going to reflect negatively on the entire facility itself. There’s no reason for this when you focus on properly maintaining those commercial floors.

Step #1: Prepare the area. The first thing you need to do is prepare the area you plan on stripping and waxing. This means cleaning and wiping it down. You may mop or scrub the floor, but make sure it is thoroughly rinsed with clean water. You may want to cordon off the area with rope, tape, or some other method to ensure people don’t wander onto it.

Step #2: Use the right equipment. Having the right equipment is essential when stripping and waxing floors. If you use equipment that is too small for the area, you can wear it out and even potentially burn certain surfaces. The right commercial floor equipment makes any job much more efficient.

Also read: How to Choose the Right Commercial Vacuum Cleaner

Step #3: Use protective wear. Wear gloves, use eye wear, and cover your shoes. You will actually be using chemicals that can be harmful to your skin and can even corrode rubber and other materials that are commonly used in shoe materials.

Step #4: Use the scrubber to completely remove all of the wax. Once you’ve completed it, check for any wax that was left behind. Allow the area to dry thoroughly and then apply the new wax using a mop that wasn’t used for cleaning. The mop and mop head should be new. Apply a thin, uniform coat and allow the first coat to completely dry before applying the second one.

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