Keep Your Floors Clean And Shiny Using A Mop And A Floor Machine

The wintertime can be brutal on commercial floors. Heavy-trafficked areas can constantly get a lot of dirt, salt, and grime on them on a daily basis. The floors can also get scuffed and scratched by boots and hard soled shoes walking back and forth over them. You need to be diligent in keeping the floors cleaned to make sure they have a fresh and shiny appearance.

Here is how you can keep you floors cleaned using a mop and a floor machine:

What You Will Need:

  • Upright Rotary Floor Scrubber
  • Burnishing pad
  • Polishing Pad
  • Mop
  • Mop Bucket
  • Cleaners
  • Floor Wax
  • Spray Bottle

Mop Floor

The floors should be regularly mopped throughout the day to avoid dirt building up on the linoleum and tile floors. You can use a gentle degreaser cleaner to break down the dirt, grime and calcium chloride residue (calcium chloride is used to melt ice on sidewalks and parking lots).

If you use rock salt to melt the snow and ice outside, you will want to wash the floors down using a cleaner that breaks down and dissolves the salt. Rinse with water.  The floors should also be moped just before you use a floor machine on them.

Scuff and Scratch Marks

The scuffing and scratching of floors during the winter is very common. The marks can dull and damage the finish on your floors. You can use your upright rotary floor machine to remove the scuffing and scratching marks. After you have mopped the floor, put a pink high-speed floor polishing pad on to your floor machine.

Removing Scuff and Scratch Marks

Run the floor machine with the pink pad back and forth over the marks you want to remove. The high speed of the pad generates a lot of friction that heats up and breaks down the rubber and plastic left by shoes and wheels. Make sure you rewash the floor with a mop and gentle cleaner to remove any residue.

Restoring the Shine

You will need to change from a pink pad to a white pad on the floor machine after you finish burnishing the floor. The white pad is used for polishing. Pour some floor wax into a spray bottle. Spray the floor down on the floor as you run the floor machine over the floor with the polishing pad. The sprayed wax will help to give the floor a nice shiny sheen that sparkles.

You need to do daily upkeep on your commercial floors to keep them looking good everyday during the winter. If this is something that you don't want to do, call in a professional cleaning service to maintain your office and keep it looking good. To learn more, contact a company like All Star Maintenance Inc.