Hardwood floors add charm to commercial buildings and last for decades. However, in order to keep them beautiful and functional, you must take proper care of them. Here are a few tips for caring for your commercial flooring in a high-traffic workplace.
Add pads to furniture.
Chairs, movable desks, and other furniture can eventually scratch your hardwood floors. To protect them from damage, affix felt pads to the legs of all items that get moved.
Use area rugs.
Place rugs in high-traffic areas, including entrances and hallways. They will protect the hardwood from scratches from people’s shoes.
Dirt and other debris dragged in from outdoors can leave behind stains. That’s why it’s necessary to vacuum at least once a week. Alternatively, you can sweep the flooring.
Leave the curtains open.
When you have hardwood floors in your office, it’s important to keep your curtains and other window treatments closed as often as possible. This is because UV rays may cause fading and discoloration over time. Close all shades on weekends, or whenever the office isn’t in use.
Wait too long to clean a spill.
Whether it’s water or coffee, a liquid spill can penetrate the wood, leading to warping or discoloration. To prevent this, have your staff use paper towels to absorb spills immediately.
Add wax to your floors.
While you may be tempted to use wax to help your hardwood floors shine, you should avoid doing this. Wax can leave behind a sticky residue that’s difficult to remove. Hardwood refinishing will add a gleam to dull flooring with no residue.
The professionals at O'Connor's Carpet Center have been providing superior flooring and carpet installations to businesses in New York City, Lower Connecticut, and New Jersey for over 46 years. This family-owned and -operated business provides a variety of flooring options to choose from, including hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring. They always put their customers first. For more information about their services, visit their website. Call (718) 409-2020 to schedule an installation.