No matter what type of covering is installed, a key concern when caring for the floors in grocery and large retail stores is to be aware of the importance of floor safety.
I never pondered this prior to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but I am witnessing a phenomenon on the hardwoods that was not present during the regular season: Players running, jumping and jooking out of their shoes.
Regardless of the excuses or rebuttals, the long and short of it is that we must train for safety.
Even after a facility has finally decided it cannot delay maintenance any longer and has paid to have a beautiful job of stripping and refinishing done, they will have to do it all over again in six to 12 months.
Be sure to check back each month for another part of this ongoing series designed to help keep your floors clean and slip-resistant and your staffs and building occupants safe and healthy.
It is commonly known that clean, well-maintained floors lead to a positive customer impression. For years, industry professionals have focused on a floor’s surface reflectivity, shine and gloss, but a positive impression is based on much more than that.
In addition to being less complicated than extractors or autoscrubbers, sweepers tend to have fewer components; but, making sure you have the right components can make a big difference in how versatile and effective the machine is.
As it relates to detergent cleaning compositions, commercial floor care presents one of the more challenging cleaning tasks: Balancing the need for strong cleaners while not harming floor coating compositions.