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Hard floor maintenance helps to ensure a clean, bright, and shiny finish. 

Regular hard floor maintenance also helps protect the floors from general wear and tear. 

It is important that staff are correctly trained in hard floor maintenance prior to undertaking this type of cleaning. There are specialised techniques required for different types of hard floors (resilient vinyl floor, parkett,  marble, stone, tile, concrete, wood and so on). 

Products for Hard Floors: Cleaning, Buffing, Stripping & Sealing Products

There are also a variety of different products for each type of floor and each task, e.g.; cleaning products, buffing products, stripping products, sealing products and so on. With each of these cleaning solutions it is essential that dilutions rates are carefully followed, that appropriate PPE is used, and that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are readily available.

Prior to starting all hard floor maintenance jobs it is important to collect all of the necessary equipment you require to complete the work, and it essential that “wet floor” and “cleaning in progress” signs are place at all entrances to the area that you will be working in.

With all hard floor maintenance there should be a schedule of daily, weekly and periodical tasks to be undertaken.  First, we start by using a dust mop or vacuum to remove any loose dirt, sand, and debris.

The floors are then to be mopped with a neutral cleaning solution suitable for the type of floor you are cleaning (vinyl, tile, wood). This process is the minimum daily requirement. On large areas we use a Hako Auto Scrubber with a neutral cleaning solution.

Regular Hard Floor Polishing

Some hard floors will require regular polishing and buffing to maintain their clean high gloss finish such as sealed wood and vinyls; most will require weekly or fortnightly polishing.  When polishing floors we use Pac Vac floors polishers and scrubbers.

After completing the daily cleaning process we then spray and buff the floors with a suitable pad (usually red) leaving the floor with the desired high gloss finish.

Pac Vac Floor PolisherShard floors that have been sealed will require annual or bi annual strip and sealing, this is a very technical process and therefore is only meant to be carried out by qualified and highly trained staff.  To summarise the process, all old sealer is removed and new sealer gets applied, thus bringing the floors back to life.