More commercial establishments are choosing hard floors over carpeting, not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because hard flooring (like VCT and tile) is much easier to install and care for than carpeting. In addition to choosing hard flooring, many establishments are choosing not to apply finishes. Finishes are intended to protect the floor from scuffs and scratches, but they also provide the floor with the much-coveted sheen that looks so professional. The reason for the lack of finish is mainly an attempt to go ‘green’. Many finishes contain chemicals that aren’t necessarily environmentally friendly, and the burnishing and refinishing process often stirs those chemicals up. If you want to engage in greener floor care, follow the tips below. Even if you have a finish on your floor, you can protect your indoor environment and the overall environment from harsh chemicals with the following advice. [Read more…]
Even if you employ janitors to clean your commercial floor surface, they may not have the proper training or tools to get your floors sparkling perfect. The more traffic your floors experience, the more likely it is that your floors are getting scuffed and scratched, especially if it has been some time since your last professional cleaning. Here are eight reasons why you might want to think about hiring a professional cleaner, even if you think your janitors are doing a top-notch job. [Read more…]
You’ve decided to clean your commercial floor all on your own, or at least with your own janitorial crew. Before you get started, you’ll want to take into consideration the type of floor you’ll be cleaning, the types of cleaners you’ll be employing and various tips you’ve gleaned from the experts. Where can you find said tips? Right here. These should get you started until you’re ready to call TCS for all your commercial floor cleaning needs. [Read more…]
Who doesn’t love clean and shiny floors! Mechanization of commercial floor scrubbing over the past 100 years has reduced the cost of cleaning and made the mop and bucket obsolete. Matching your flooring to the right equipment is important. [Read more…]
From do-it-yourselfers to commercial establishments that hire sub-par cleaning companies, stay away from the following commercial floor care mistakes unless you’re really keen on replacing your floor.
1. Using the Wrong Method of Scrubbing
A properly trained commercial floor cleaning company will know the exact machines to use and the exact methods to use on the type of flooring you have. If you have untrained custodians or you hire a company that consists of nothing more than an untrained worker in a van, you never quite know what you’ll end up with. For best results, hire a commercial company that uses the proper equipment or train your staff to do the same. [Read more…]