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How Often Should a Commercial Floor be Maintained?

Posted September 29, 2020 by Litchfield Floor Renovations

Commercial wood flooring takes a lot of footfall and heavy wear from servicing a busy environment. Overtime heel marks, spills and scuffs take their toll on the floor, not only making them appear dull and tired in appearance but also rendering them vulnerable to further more extensive damage.

From daily to deep cleaning, commercial floors require regular maintenance to retain both its aesthetic appeal and its function. Regular cleaning should be performed daily, with scheduled deep cleaning, polishing and repairs as part of an overall maintenance plan. 

How often you carry out more rigirious maintenance on your floor will depend on how often it’s used and the type of activity. We suggest keeping these key factors in mind when deciding on your floors maintenance plan.

1) How often the floor is used ?

If the floor is used daily and is exposed to heavy footfall you may want to consider a regular maintenance plan to prevent scratches and heel marks to build up, causing the floor to lose its finish.  If the floor is only used sporadically or for events, you should be able to use a reduced maintenance plan.

 2) What the floor is used for?

What the floor is used has great bearing on how often you’ll need to have maintenance on the floor. A dance floor or sports hall for example is going to be subject to heavier wear and tear than an office. If your floor is used for activities, it is crucial a site manager keeps an eye on the condition of the floor, looking for any damages that may render it not fit for purpose.

3) Is the appearance of your floor important to your business ?

From galleries to wedding venues , many of our customers depend on their floor looking pristine as part of their wider brand. An immaculate looking venue enables business to charge higher rates for hire. If your floor is looking tired and dull a simple maintenance can restore it to its former glory.

4) When was your floor last sanded?

Sanding involves removing the lop layer of the floor, including stains, scratches and resealing the floor with lacquer. A good rule of thumb is to sand your floor no less than every five years. This not only ensures your venue looks both professional and inviting, but also reduces the risk of further damages to your floor whilst extending the floors lifespan.

At LFR, we specialise in restoring and renovating of all types of wood floor in all types of commercial premises. In our extensive experience, we’ve found that if a floor looks like it needs a maintenance, it probably does. Whether this means a simple polish or a full refinish, our team is on hand to find the right solution for you and your business. Call us today for expert advice, personalise quotes or to schedule your floor repair or maintenance work.

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