Are you looking for a way to keep your commercial floors shiny and clean? Have you been considering hiring a professional company to do the job but don’t want to spend the money? You have come to the right place!
This blog post will provide five simple tips that will help you keep your commercial floors shiny and clean. These are inexpensive, easy solutions that can be done in just a few minutes each day!
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Vacuum Floors Regularly
One of the most important steps in keeping commercial floors shiny and clean is to vacuum them regularly. Make sure that you get into all areas, including corners, and under furniture. It’s also a good idea to remove any loose debris from rugs or mats before vacuuming.
A quick way to do this is by using a broom, although it may take more time than vacuuming with an upright cleaner or even a handheld machine. If you have employees who sweep up during the day, make sure they empty their dustpans frequently, so there aren’t large buildups of dirt anywhere.
Use Mats in Entrances
Another way to keep commercial floors shiny and clean is by installing entrance mats. These are usually placed at the foot of doors, so people can wipe their feet before entering a building.
When you have dirt or debris on your shoes, it ends up being tracked all over your flooring surfaces.
By using an entrance mat, employees will remove some of this material before they get inside the office space.
This includes dirt from outdoor areas that have been brought in. While most modern carpet materials do not absorb water very well (which means more chance for slipping!), you should still try to mop up any water right away since these types of contaminants dry quickly and become difficult to remove.
Use the Right Tools and Cleaners
In cleaning and polishing your floors, you must use the right tools and cleaners because not all will work the same on different floors. There are different types of cleaners for certain materials, such as in:
You can use a teaspoon of unscented and clear dish soap in a gallon of water for laminate floors. Make sure the cleaner is mixed well before it’s applied to your flooring surface.
When cleaning this type of material, always go in one direction since circular motions will leave behind scratches.
It’s also best to avoid mopping when possible and instead just sweep or vacuum first, then wipe dry with an absorbent cloth if needed.
After that, use a laminate-safe polish (if you need something extra) such as Endust for Electronics, which works great on all surfaces.
For hardwood floors, you can use a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water.
You should also avoid using any soap or detergent since this will build up over time and cause your flooring to become dull (and not shiny).
Again, always go in one direction when cleaning these materials with circular motions so that you don’t leave behind scratches.
For stubborn stains, you can use a soft scrub brush or even an eraser sponge in some cases.
Once the area is clean and dry, apply an all-natural wood polish that works great on all surfaces.
For vinyl floors, you can use a mixed solution of a cup of apple cider vinegar and a gallon of warm water.
However, since this material is smooth at first glance, it’s important to ensure that your flooring has been properly cleaned before applying any polish or cleaner on top of it because residues from dirt and debris can cause damage as well.
It is recommended that you use a mop when cleaning these materials for the most part but again, make sure there are no leftover particles or grime build-up beforehand.
For tile surfaces, you can use a mixed solution of vinegar, liquid dish soap, baking soda, and warm water. Steer clear from any product that contains bleach or ammonia since this material will damage the tiles over time.
Since these types of surfaces are typically non-absorbent, you’ll need to sweep up loose debris first before using your vacuum on them (if there’s enough buildup).
You should also mop with clean, warm water only when necessary because if left on too long, it may become difficult for grout lines to dry properly, which could lead to cracks and other problems down the line.
For stone floors, you will need to use a mixture of warm water and dishwashing detergent.
As with other types of materials, it’s best to sweep up loose debris first before using your vacuum on the area, but if there are stains leftover, then go ahead and scrub them away gently.
Be Sure Not to Drag Furniture
When moving furniture around on your commercial floors, always be sure to lift it off the ground so that you don’t drag or scrape against them.
This is important because dragging surfaces can lead to scratches and other damage marks while also potentially damaging carpet fibers in some cases.
Use an Appropriate Polisher
As far as polishers go, you should always use the one that’s appropriate for your flooring surface.
For example, it would be way too harsh to use a laminate-safe polish on hardwood floors since both materials are very different.
Instead, if needed, then choose an all-purpose cleaner (or even water) and dry cloth, which will work great for most surfaces without leaving behind any residue or problems down the line.
In a Nutshell
We hope you found the five simple tips to keep your floors shiny and clean helpful.
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