Hardwood floors bring a great, classic look to any property, but the material is expensive and requires an added level of care. If you want your hardwood flooring to look its best, regular professional floor buffing is strongly recommended.
To get the most out of your investment, cleaning professionals also recommend floor restoration every few years. Toronto and the surrounding areas are subjected to harsh conditions during the winter and heavy rain during the spring and early summer. This can take a toll on your hardwood flooring.
While regular floor buffing is beneficial, GTA businesses can take steps to ensure that their flooring looks its best and lasts between cleanings.
Basic Tips for Caring for Your Office’s Hardwood Flooring
It’s strongly recommended that you give your floors a quick sweep at least once a week. This prevents dirt and dust from accumulating. Setting time aside each week and making it a habit tends to work best. For example, try to set aside some time at the end of the day each Friday, just before everyone leaves for the weekend, and take turns giving the floors a quick sweep. If you find you and your employees are too busy, a professional cleaning company can come in after hours and complete this task, along with other regular cleaning.
…Or Vacuum Each Week
Alternatively, keeping a vacuum on hand and giving your floor a weekly once-over can also prevent dirt and dust from accumulating between floor buffings and office cleanings. Just be sure you use the setting for hardwood floors when vacuuming to ensure a thorough cleaning and that no harm is done to the floor.
When Available, Pass Along Specific Instructions to Professional Cleaners
Most importantly, when you get your hardwood floor installed, find out what cleaning methods should be used based on the kind of wood and finish you’ve picked. You can then pass this information on to your professional floor restoration company and office cleaners.
Clean Up Spills Immediately
Accidents will happen; the secret is to clean them up quickly before they have a chance to set in. For any liquids or food spills that cause staining, floor buffing is how many GTA businesses remove the unsightly stains. Even if you do have your floors regularly buffed, it’s best to clean up spills quickly and thoroughly to ensure stains don’t sink in too deep. Alternatively, you can ask your floor buffing service provider if they are able to apply a clear, protective coat over hardwood floors to prevent staining.
Place a Rug at Entryways and High-Traffic Areas
Putting a rug at the entryway to your business as well as in high-traffic areas will prevent a lot of wear and tear on your hardwood floor, especially during the winter months when employees and clients are sure to track in more dirt, salt, and slush.
Choose the Right Wood
One additional note: if you work in a professional environment where office attire generally includes high heels, pick a harder wood for high-traffic areas; high-heeled shoes, particularly stilettos, look professional, but they can do a lot of damage to softer wood floors.
What to Do When Your Hardwood Floors Need Some TLC
Perhaps your hardwood floors have been worn down over the years or the damage has already been done; what can you do to restore them to their former glory? Hire a professional cleaning and floor buffing company in the GTA!
Clean-Slate Janitorial Services provides floor buffing that will leave your office’s hardwood floors looking like new. We offer floor restoration services in Toronto and the surrounding area, as well as professional office cleaning services to help you prevent further damage and ensure your office’s floors are looking professional. To get a free quote for our floor buffing and restoration services in Toronto and across the GTA, contact us today.