We are all aware of the common saying; Never judge a book by its cover, yet we know the importance of first impressions. Your business can’t afford a poor first impression, and that’s primarily why you keep a clean office. But how seriously do you take floor maintenance? Whether it’s shaw flooring, carpet or some other type of hard surface, ideal maintenance can substantially enhance the appearance of your workplace. That being said, let us take a look at a few tips for floor maintenance.
Professional carpet cleaning is recommended, at least once or twice in a year. You may be tempted to do the cleaning yourself, but it is often not a good idea since quick re-soiling is usually the result of improper carpet cleaning methods. Older carpets often get dirt quickly compared to the newer ones, making it even more important to avail the services of a professional. Also, you’ll want to have the carpet cleaned on a regular basis. Keep in mind that the best results will come from utilizing proper cleaning products and equipment.
Just like carpets, you will get the best results by using the proper cleaning equipment and products. Never use harsh or abrasive substances to clean wood, unless you want to ruin the finish of the floor. Unfortunately, wood floors are among the most vulnerable to wear, tear and water damage over time, regardless of how careful you are. Eventually, you will notice scratches and warps if the floor has been exposed to water. However, there are few ways to maintain your floor and reduce the appearance of wear and re-coating is one of them. This process may seem costly, but waiting for more noticeable signs of wear can make the process more difficult and expensive. Add protective leg pads to your furniture and avoid dragging heavy objects across the floor. You will also want to protect the wood floor from direct contact with sunlight.
There are different tips for the various types of floors that fall into this category. In industrial or commercial settings, concrete flooring is a relatively cheap, but an unappealing option. However, it can be sealed so that dirt and grease don’t penetrate and cause discoloration.
Brick floors do not need sealing, and regular sweeping and washing often do the trick. Natural stone flooring like slate and marble also don’t require sealing, but you may need to use a water-based acrylic seal for these floors.