How to Keep Your High-Traffic Flooring in Great Condition

If you’re fortunate enough to have a business that experiences high foot traffic, congratulations! 

That means your business is likely doing well, but it also means you have to work a little harder to keep your floors in great condition. 

Dirt, debris, and moisture can quickly ruin commercial flooring, so it’s important to have a plan in place for regular maintenance. 

Here are a few tips to prevent wear and tear from wreaking havoc on your high-traffic flooring and keep it looking great for years to come!

Clean Routinely

The truth is, we all track in dirt and debris from the outdoors, no matter how much we try to avoid it. 

The problem lies in letting that dirt and debris sit on your flooring, where it can grind down the surface and cause irreversible damage. 

Whether you have carpet, ceramic tile, or vinyl flooring, the solution is to clean your floors regularly – at least once a day, if not more. 

Sweeping or vacuuming will help remove the bulk of the dirt, but you’ll also want to mop or scrub your floors to remove any stubborn stains or build-up.

Areas near entryways and high-traffic areas like hallways and break rooms will require the most attention, but don’t forget about those hard-to-reach places like corners and under furniture. 

Utilize Mats

Another way to keep dirt and debris from being tracked onto your floors is to invest in entryway mats. 

Placing a mat at each entrance to your business will help catch any dirt or moisture that’s brought in on shoes, keeping it off of your flooring. 

The key here is to choose mats that are durable and designed for heavy foot traffic, as well as those that are compatible with your flooring material. 

You’ll also want to make sure the mats are large enough to cover the entire width of the doorway and extend far enough inside so that people have time to wipe their feet before stepping onto your floors. 

In addition to entryways, you may also want to consider mats for areas like hallways, break rooms, and bathrooms to help cut down on the amount of wear and tear in those areas.

Schedule Deep Cleaning

Even with the best cleaning routine, your high-traffic flooring is going to experience some wear and tear over time. 

That’s why it’s important to schedule regular deep cleanings and repairs as needed. 

Deep cleanings will help extend the life of your flooring by removing any built-up dirt, debris, and stains that regular cleaning can’t remove and repair your floors to like-new conditions. 

It’s important to note, however, that deep cleanings and repairs should only be performed by professionals who are experienced in working with your specific type of flooring. 

Trying to tackle these projects on your own could result in further damage to your floors, so it’s always best to leave it to the experts.

Conclusion

By following these tips, you can rest assured that your floors will be able to withstand the wear and tear of heavy foot traffic day after day and be in great condition for years to come. 

Looking for a professional to help with your commercial flooring needs? Look no further than the experts at 1 Stone Solutions! We specialize in all types of commercial flooring and would be happy to help you choose the best option for your business. Contact us today to get started!

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