A hard floor maintenance routine depends heavily on the environment of the facility. For some facilities, floor finish maintenance is greatly affected by sand.
Because sand destroys floor finish, floor finish in sandy areas may not last as long as floor finish in non-sandy areas. However, there are ways to better maintain the quality of your floor finish in the face of sand.
How to keep your floor finish shiny and pristine:
- Use quality outdoor matting. Reduced maintenance costs start before your visitors enter the building. Stopping sand, debris, and water outside your entrances is the best way to keep costly contaminants from entering your facility and doing damage to your floors.
- Use quality indoor matting to continue to capture sand, debris, and moisture.
- Vacuum the indoor matting every night to retain top performance results.
- Dust Mop the floors frequently. The amount of sand and soils coming into the building will determine the frequency required.
- Wet clean every night. Some sand will roll under dust mops and remain on the floor. A wet mop will pick up the sand much better.
- Place long matting at entrances and vacuum matting nightly.
- If there is sand stuck in the corners or crevices of your facility, try vacuuming the corners before your nightly floor maintenance routine.
- Because sand scratches floor finishes, Buckeye recommends a floor finish that responds well to frequent burnishing. Buckeye Castleguard®, 1844, and Lucent™ floor finishes are excellent choices for top results.
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