Floor Buffing Maintenance Schedule

Floor Buffing Maintenance Schedule

October 31st, 2013   •   No Comments   

Why is it important to have a floor buffing maintenance schedule? In the world of floor maintenance, scheduling routine care and maintenance of flooring is the most important element in keeping that flooring looking and functioning like new. Hard surfaces, such as tile, require daily care to keep them clean and looking good. Nothing beats a good buffing when vct floors begin to dull and lose their luster.

Maintaining a buffing schedule helps keep tile flooring beautiful with little effort. But how often is too often to buff? A lot depends on the amount of traffic a floor receives. The pedestrian areas in a mall are going to require a much more rigorous maintenance schedule than the small tiled anteroom of an insurance agency. Understanding the wear flooring receives is the first step in choosing a buffing maintenance schedule that works for the facility.

A frequently asked question seems to be is there such thing as buffing a floor too much? The answer is yes. On flooring with a low-to-mid level traffic concentration, buffing daily would be overkill and the tile would begin to show signs of wear much sooner than necessary. Of course, in a very high-traffic area only buffing once every two weeks would be too little.

A good rule of thumb to follow is to determine the size of the space and factor in the number of people walking on it on a daily basis. A large space with few pedestrians can potentially be buffed less than a small space with a lot of foot traffic. The following is a simple guideline for buffing frequency:

  • Large area with heavy foot traffic – once per day
  • Large area with moderate foot traffic – twice per week
  • Large area with little to no foot traffic – once per week
  • Small area with heavy foot traffic – once per day
  • Small area with moderate foot traffic – once per week
  • Small area with little to no foot traffic – once every two weeks

Of course, the cleaning schedule can also vary based on other extenuating circumstances, such as snowy or rainy weather with a lot of water and dirt being tracked in. However, under ordinary weather conditions, the schedule above should keep the flooring looking and functioning beautifully.

We also suggest investing on good entry mats. Entry mats help remove dirt from shows prior to entering your facility. This reduces the amount of dirt in your floors as well as scratches.

Creating a good maintenance schedule can help you keep your floors looking like new. It is a good idea to hire a qualified cleaning company that can help you pick the best schedule for your floors. If you need any help you can contact Austin Professional Cleaning Services. Austin Professional Cleaning Services offers 24 hour on-call service. Our specialized and trained crews carry the right equipment to do a great job! We are also fully insured in liability with coverage up to 2 million dollars.  Call us today to receive a FREE CLEANING QUOTE.

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