Maintenance is vital for any commercial building; it helps save money in the long run, prevents damage and ensures you give a good impression to visitors. Regular cleaning and minor repairs are part of most commercial building’s maintenance packages, but have you factored in floor maintenance?

Commercial flooring goes through a lot, from general foot traffic, to spills, wear and tear, and damage caused by furniture or heavy equipment. Proper maintenance of your commercial floors is much cheaper than major repairs or replacement further down the line, so read on to find out more.

Concrete flooring

Daily mopping is important to keep concrete floors looking their best, especially those that are polished. Neutral pH cleaners are most suitable, as concrete can be damaged by a solution that’s too acid or alkaline. Professional equipment like an auto scrubber or swing buffer can also be used in high traffic areas for a thorough deep clean.

If you want to add a new coating to your concrete floor, you’ll need to prep it first using a machine like a diamond grinder. It’s best to consult a professional flooring machinery company first before using this type of equipment and they’ll be able to advise you on how to remove any existing coatings.

Rubber flooring

Rubber flooring is often found in areas like a gym or children’s play area, so maintenance is vital to ensure it’s safe and hygienic. Regular sweeping and mopping will be necessary to remove dust and dirt and a wet-dry vacuum is a good option to remove excess water. If more drastic maintenance is required, a floor stripper can be used to remove built-in dirt and debris. The floor will then need to be cleaned and resealed to protect it from future damage.

Commercial vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is very popular in commercial buildings as it’s durable and abrasion resistant. Regular maintenance is still necessary to ensure it lasts as long as possible, so vinyl floors should be vacuumed and mopped regularly using a neutral cleaner. Spray buffing machines can also be used to remove scuffs, but remember to clean floors beforehand to avoid grinding dirt into the surface.

If you’re looking for equipment hire to help you maintain your commercial flooring, get in touch with the experts at Concept Flooring Technology. We’re proud to offer a range of machines for hire, including preparation grinders, polishing finishing grinders and cleaning machines. Our experienced staff are available to carry out site consultancies, as well as demonstrations and equipment set up so you can get the best results. For more information or to discuss your maintenance requirements, give us a call today or contact us online.