It’s a fact that your office floors will get dirty. Your business’ floors will need cleaning if you want to keep them in top shape, but you can’t just grab a mop and a bucket for all types of flooring. Different types of flooring do require a different level of care, and only proper care will ensure that your floors remain in good condition for years to come.

Different Types of Flooring and Care Instructions

It does take effort to figure out how to care for your commercial floors properly, but you’ll be much better off doing proper cleaning and care rather than watching your floors deteriorate or cleaning your floors wrongly.

Concrete

Many businesses use concrete flooring if only because it’s durable and can be customized with various stamps and glosses. For the most part, you can do basic cleaning with concrete by using a broom, but to remove stains, you’ll need to scrub with chemicals or use a power washer.

You can prevent stains, though—when your concrete is clean, hire a professional flooring company to apply a commercial sealer to prevent moisture from seeping in. Of course, regular dusting and scrubbing will help a lot too.

Hardwood

There are multiple types of hardwood flooring, but you should always mop up spills right away regardless of the type you have. You don’t want liquid to pool and soak into the wood. You may also adopt some simple preventative measures to help keep them clean, and these can range from having protective entryway systems by the door to quick, regular cleanings.

When it comes to cleaning and caring for your hardwood floors, there are certain chemicals that you should never use. This includes wax, ammonia, solvents, bleach, polishes, or vinegar. Also, don’t use anything like steel wool or stiff cleaning brushes and instead stick with a damp mop and gentle cleaners between professional cleanings.

Carpeting

Because carpet is a common type of flooring, you might already have an idea about how to care for it. However, especially in a commercial environment, you’ll need to know how to help it withstand wear and tear. Vacuuming is a good start to removing dirt and debris and should be done regularly. After a while, you’ll also want to get your carpets deep cleaned with a dry method such as the one we employ with milliCare by Cubix, Inc..

Laminate

You might have chosen laminate flooring if you didn’t want to deal with wood. Laminate looks quite similar but costs less and is generally easier to maintain. You’ll want to avoid wet mops, and harsh chemicals like you would with hardwood flooring, and use a microfiber dust mop instead to clean up any dust and dirt.

A more thorough cleaning might involve using a damp mop and a gentle solution, but you’ll want to dry that up quickly to prevent damaging the laminate.

Tile

As far as durable flooring goes, you can’t go wrong with tile. Tile flooring can include ceramic, stone, metal, or glass, and can be maintained regularly with sweeping and mopping. You’ll want to mop up with detergent, and for this type of flooring, you can even use acidic cleaners.

Of course, with tile, you’ll need to make sure that you also clean the grout. This can be tedious, but you’ll need grout cleaner and a brush to keep it looking good. Or hire a professional firm like Cubix, Inc. to clean and seal your tile and grout for long-term ease of maintenance.

Vinyl

Just like hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring will be damaged by having water on it. To maintain vinyl floors, wipe up spills as soon as they happen with a soft towel to avoid making any scratches.

For a deep clean, use a vinyl floor cleaner application to get the entire floor clean and to keep it looking shiny.

Conclusion

There are many different flooring types that you could potentially have, which means various cleaning methods. It’s vital to understand that you can’t simply clean different floor types with the same chemicals or methods. However, once you know how to keep your specific flooring clean, you can continue to keep it in good shape over time with just some simple upkeep.