When running a business, it is vital to always keep the floors clean. This is because first impression matters and the condition of your office space says a lot about your business. Unfortunately, most businesses do not take this into consideration.
To create a good first impression, you need to know the tips for keeping your commercial floor clean. You may hire a professional cleaning company to do it occasionally. However, you will need to maintain the cleanliness in- between.
To begin with, there are various types of flooring. These are wood, carpet, tile and concrete. Each type of flooring may need different equipment for cleaning. Some of the basic tools you require to clean commercial floors include:
- Brooms, dust mops, and wet mops to prevent dust and dirt from building up.
- A vacuum for cleaning carpets (choose based on the size of the carpet).
- Carpet cleaners and extractors.
- Floor machines for buffing, grinding, stripping, and shampooing tiles hardwood, and other floor types.
Tips on cleaning different floor types
Different commercial spaces have different types of floors. Here are some tips for cleaning different commercial floors.
In commercial places, many people opt for tile flooring due to its low cost, durability, variety, and ease of maintenance. However, excess dirt ruins the carpet fiber and creates traffic lanes that are very visible.
Therefore, it is important to clean your office carpet on a regular basis. 85% of dirt in carpets can be removed through vacuuming only. Clean spills, soiling, and stains immediately with a spot cleaner on a routine basis.
You can as well hire professional cleaners occasionally.
This is a low-maintenance and no polish flooring. Routine maintenance involves dust mopping and vacuuming.
Moreover, spots and spills need to be cleaned up as soon as they occur. You can use a diluted neutral cleaner with a soft cloth to clean. Mopping can be done often on a high traffic area.
Periodic maintenance involves using neutral cleaner and auto-scrubber, then rinse with water. You can then spray- buff afterward to remove scuffs.
Daily care of commercial hardwood floors includes:
- Mopping dust, dirt, and grit
- Protecting finish from moisture and heavy wear
- Cleaning beneath the walk-off mat
The above strategies help ensure that the floor maintains its natural beauty and prevents damage. Note that hardwood floors fade when you place rubber on top. Therefore, it’s important to placemats to help prevent sand and dirt from being transferred to the floor.
In addition, vacuum and sweep the floor frequently to remove dust and dirt. Clean off spills and stains immediately. Wipe up with a soft damp cloth then use a cleaning solution if needed. Lastly, wipe with a soft dry cloth.
Hardwood floors need periodic cleaning. You can use professional cleaning products that are meant for wood floors. When cleaning hardwood floors avoid:
- Using ammonia in the floor.
- Using products not intended for that purpose.
- Using household dust cleaners.
- Using water on hardwood floors as they may damage the floors.
Taking care of your floor ensures that there are no risks of workers and customers slipping or stumbling as they walk around. In addition, it will keep your commercial space sparkling clean and enable you to save on replacement costs. If possible, make your own cleaning products to reduce the cost of daily maintenance.