Cleaning by Floor Type
Chances are you have at least two—possibly more—different types of flooring inside your facility. They look great— but every type of flooring has a different set of needs for staying clean. You may walk from room to room and ask yourself “What is the best way to clean hardwood floors?” or “What do I need to clean my laminate flooring?” The best floor care comes from knowing the most effective way to clean the kind of flooring you have.
The type of floor you have will determine the rules you will have to follow for cleaning. Every type of flooring has different care needs. So first take a look at your floors and determine what the material is, then you can choose a cleaning method that suits your needs.
Carpeting needs to be vacuumed regularly. In an office environment that doesn’t have a lot of foot traffic, this might mean twice a week. In busier industries that see more people, carpets must be vacuumed daily. Regular vacuuming removes dust and particles that may damage the fibres in your rug. This type of flooring also requires regular washing. Carpets are an expensive investment, so call the friendly professional team at DR Floor Care to extend the life of your carpets. They have the equipment, chemicals and expertise to remove even the toughest stains.
Using too much water or liquid cleaner on wood floors can cause permanent damage. Wood is porous and will absorb liquid if too much of it is applied. Sweeping regularly is one of the best ways to clean hardwood floors. To clean spots or spills, use a light cleanser designed for hardwood floors. Deep cleaning solutions are available that will vary depending on the type of wood and finish. DR Floor Care technicians have the expertise to bring your floors back to life.
VINYL AND LAMINATE
As with hardwood floors, it is important to limit the amount of water and liquid cleaner on your vinyl and laminate floors. Excess watercan get into the seams and loosen the adhesive, which will cause the floor to peel. Laminates will expand if they absorb too much water, so it is recommended that spills be cleaned from these types of floors immediately. Regular sweeping and light mopping is the best way to keep this type of floor in shape. Call the DR Floor Care head office for the best advice if you have any concerns at all.
The type of tile your floor is made of will determine the best cleaning methods and products. Many commercial tile floors are made of a vinyl composition tile that requires non-abrasive cleansers. Other types of tile can tolerate harsher chemicals, but their grout cannot. An issue with grouted tile floors is that the grout is not level with the tile, and sometimes gets missed in the cleaning process. DR Floor Care technicians carry a wide range of tools and accessories which revitalise your tiles and can address any imbalances.
If you have a concrete floor, sealing it will help keep it from absorbing staining elements (like spilled liquids or ingrained dirt particles). It will also make it easier to clean. A stiff brush achieves best results with a manual tool, however nothing beats the raw power of a high-pressure cleaner that can remove all grit. DR Floor Care staff use truck mount machines to efficiently blast all dirt and leave your floors in pristine condition.