Why Proper Floor Maintenance is Critical for All Flooring

Whether warped or cracked, lumpy or has a hole in it, a lot of people don’t think about their flooring until it’s too late. Sure, flooring is super tough and can last for decades, but even it has its limits. A floor still needs to be regularly maintained. This is the rule of thumb for both hardwood and carpeted floors. 

Floors inside of a business take far more punishment than residential ones because of constant foot traffic coming from customers as well as employees. It doesn’t matter what your floor is constructed of, if it’s not properly maintained, it could turn into a potentially expensive mess for you down the line. Let’s check out some other reasons why proper hard floor maintenance is so critical.

Your Carpets Will Suffer Without Proper Maintenance

  • High traffic on your carpet will wear them out quicker than you think.
  • Ground soil from outside is more than capable of wearing holes into carpet
  • Spilled liquids can permanently stain carpets, leaving unsightly spots and sticky patches.
  • Dust can hold allergens in carpet, triggering illness and aggravating those who suffer from asthma. 
  • Viruses such as Norovirus can live in dirty carpets for up to six weeks. 

Proper carpet cleaning is a must, not a “maybe”. Customers as well as employees notice carpets so much because it’s the second thing they normally come into contact with when they come into your business. The next thing a customer would notice is probably the smell of your business. If your businesses’ floors are carpeted, you can bet someone can tell a great smelling and clean carpet from one that smells like mold. 

There Are No “Good Germs”

They also love to spread like a wildfire and make people sick. Insects and their eggs, blood and excrement can remain in carpets for quite a while. Germs love to live in carpet fibers also. The Norovirus, COVID-19 droplets and other bacteria need to be removed from your carpets to prevent illness according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. 

We cannot stress enough how important it is for your business to look the best it can. First impressions are everything, and a clean and well maintained carpet can promote that.

Wash That Dirt Out

A dirty carpet doesn’t only carry germs and disease; the dirt itself can also wear holes into it. When dirt gets trapped in carpet, the more it’s walked on the more it’ll keep digging into the fibers. Plus dirt can also alter the color of a carpet, giving it an extremely dull look over time. Proper cleaning will add years to the life of the carpet and keep its colors bright and vibrant. 

Hardwood Floors Need Lots of Attention Too

When it comes to hardwood flooring, you’ll also need to pay special attention to them to keep them at their best. A lot of businesses may feel that a hardwood floor will last longer than a carpeted floor, that’s not necessarily true. Whether wood, tile, linoleum or another material, your floors still need to be maintained for proper conditioning. 

  • Soil buildup can grind into hard flooring, causing lots of micro-cracks
  • Spilled liquids can soak into and stain certain types of bare flooring
  • Mold can seep into grout sections, causing potential illness and aggravating respiratory illnesses
  • Floor adhesives can wear out over time, leaving loose sections of flooring
  • Hardwood floors can easily warp if not properly cared for, causing trip hazards.

Floor maintenance is paramount to the operation of a business. It’s all about the safety of your customers and employees. One warped floor board that a person trips over and hurts themselves on can leave your business in a world of pain. It can even snowball into a financial disaster if someone decides to sue your business because they hurt themselves on your property due to poor floor maintenance.

Different types of flooring have their own advantages and disadvantages. A marble floor simply can’t be maintained the same way you would a wooden floor. This is why we don’t treat them the same. Our flooring experts know exactly how to take care of flooring made from various materials. 

All hard floors do have some things in common, namely concerning liquids. Hard floors all have cracks, whether microscopic or not. If liquid is spilled on any hard floor it will eventually seep through the surface. Over time those liquids can go down far enough to dissolve the glues and adhesives securing your floors.

On a wooden floor you might hear a creaking. You might even feel that certain sections of the floor seem weak or warped. Linoleum and even marble flooring can experience loose tiles, splitting or cracking and wear holes. 

Let Janitorial Services Maintain Your Flooring

We’re proud to say we’ve been serving the Dallas area since 2006. Whether residential or commercial business, we can handle all of your cleaning needs. We are experts in floor maintenance. We not only clean your hard-surface floors, but actually maintain and keep them conditioned. 

When your business needs more servicing than our regular janitorial services provide, have no worries as we can handle the task. We kid you not when we say we have highly trained personnel that can take care of nearly any type of flooring to include:

  • Marble
  • Wood
  • Tile
  • Concrete
  • And more

Whether stripping, deep cleaning, waxing, you name it, we can leave your floors looking stunning. 

We also offer floor resurfacing to help restore older floors and give them a new lease on life. This is a fantastic way to keep older flooring looking their best and is so much more economical than shelling out on new flooring. 

Our Floor Sealing Service is especially liked by our customers. It’s very useful on newer floors and helps to prevent liquids and other materials from grinding into the surface of new floors. 

For more information or answers to your questions, contact Janitorial Services today to get help customizing a hard floor maintenance plan for your business today