Do you want simple maintenance tips for waxed floor flooring? This article gives you some tips to do so. So, keep on reading.
For routine, day to day maintenance, first mistake many do is that they damp-mop waxed floors. All that needs to be done is to vacuum and/or sweep regularly. However, once or twice a year, get rid of the old wax and apply a fresh new coat (of course with the help of a professional). Also, if a high-traffic area gets cloudy and no shine in between treatments, you can spot-wax the area. Try to sweep or vacuum often as dirt destroys wood floors. Placing a doormat at front door of home cuts down sweeping time as well. If you have mud or spills, try to clean them immediately as wood is easily damaged by water.
For waxing technique, start by vacuuming the floor to remove dust. Next, strip the old wax with stripper or with mineral spirits which consists of rubbing into wood and then wiping off with a clean smooth cloth. Make sure you keep the area ventilated until floor dries. After the floor is dried, apply a thin coat of wax, using an applicator or a cloth depends of wax manufacturer instructions. Let the wax dry and if you want more protection you can always apply a second coat.
For buffing, use a cloth or what is easier let professionals with buffing machines to do the jobs. Professionals are experts and know for example, to buff in the direction of the wood grain.
For simple wood floor problems, if you have white water spots, add a small amount of mineral spirits to an extra-fine steel wool pad and rub the area in circular motion. Remember to keep area ventilated until it dries. This also works for heel marks.
Remember that to preserve hardwood floors and extend their life you must follow rules no matter what the finish!
Industrial floor care usage falls into the category of environmental services and janitorial services. It is very important to clean and buffer the floors professionally for many reasons. If you have a business (warehouse, industrial) it is imperative to make sure you do maintenance on the hardwood, marble, tile or linoleum floors. Any slips and falls can turn in to serious injuries which can turn to lawsuits from clients or even employee. Same goes as a homeowner, not only will it look pretty and look spanking new, but also it will be safer environment. Treatment for different types of floors are very distinct and especial. Only a professional and years of experience translate how to treat floors, and what machines or chemicals to use to perform the job. Some of these commercial machines used for these services are floor buffers to sand/smooth wood flooring, floor scrubbers, carpet extractors that clean hardwood. Or some chemicals used are wax, oiled, or polyurethane coating.
So, let’s give you a few pointers on why it is so important to do maintenance on your floors:
- Prevent wear and tear to the floor, especially expensive wooden floors.
- Remove allergens
- Remove grits
- Remove stains or dirt
- To polish floors
- Maintain an optimum traction
- Make floors more sanitary
- And of course, to have the glossy look of a finish make floors look more beautiful.
If constant maintenance is given to any type of flooring, you could potentially reduce the need for constant cleaning. Let a professional like A&A Environmental take care of your flooring needs. We know how to operate equipment and safety regulations. We have an answer for every question or concern as you will talk to the experts. So, call today!!!