Most floors seem smooth. It is true that floors are flat, but they are not as smooth as they seem to the naked eye. A section of a floor under a microscope will show that the surface is uneven and consists of small pores which can trap dirt like a sponge. Thus, floor maintenance is required in order to prevent dirt from getting into the pores and damaging the tile itself.
Floor care & maintenance includes cleaning, high-performance matting, buffing, burnishing, stripping or using an automatic scrubber. Recoating the floor can usually remove soils and blemishes on a finished floor, restore its shine, and add a layer of protection.
A floor care maintenance plan should focus on three key areas:
A daily floor care maintenance program starts with installing an effective, high-performance matting system. Some administrators underestimate how important mats can be and why a quality matting system is so important. A high-performance matting system helps to keep soils and moisture from being tracked onto freshly refinished floors.
A high-performance matting system will cost more than conventional or rental mats, but just as with chemicals, they tend to pay for themselves in the long run. Keeping soil from entering the facility helps to reduce the workload of custodial workers and related costs.
A final consideration in a thorough floor maintenance program should be inspecting the floor throughout the course of the year and applying a top coat of finish to heavily trafficked areas or wherever the finish appears to be wearing thin. If possible, additional matting should be employed in these areas as well.
Although cleaning budgets have been cut significantly in recent years, proper floor care does not have to suffer. You should view the purchase of floor care equipment maintenance not as an expense, but as an investment in maintaining their floors’ appearances in the most efficient and environmentally responsible manner possible. As with all types of cleaning, we can help you implement a strategy that helps keep floors looking their best while reducing floor care maintenance costs.
Hello, I'm April and I'm the President & CEO of MCS.