14 Aug The Benefits of Floor Stripping and Waxing
Floors take a lot of abuse from us. And while we aren’t abusing them on purpose, just walking back and forth on them, especially in high-traffic areas take a toll on them. No matter what, floors will change with age, but by taking care of them properly, you can increase their longevity and preserve their appearance so that they last and last. How can you maintain your floors better? Having them professionally stripped and waxed, and here are some of the benefits:
Protects from scuffs and scratches
The more foot traffic a floor endures, the higher the likelihood of it getting scuffed and scratched. Over time, these small scratches make the floor look dull and worn out, and a tired looking floor can look unprofessional. To avoid having to change your floor every couple of years, getting it waxed and stripped regularly will create a protection against these nicks and scuffs, keeping your floors looking fresh.
Prevents staining or discoloration
Just as scratches and scuffs can make your floors look worn out and tired, stains and discoloration can do the same. Dirt and debris can sink into the floors and start to change their appearance. Once staining has occurred, it isn’t able to be reversed. Instead of worrying about having to change tiles or floorboards, scheduling regular waxing and stripping appointments will help keep everything protected.
Prevents tile lifting
Without proper protection, the dirt, debris and moisture that penetrates the floor’s surface can result in more serious damage than just stains or scuffs. It can actually cause individual tiles or floorboards to lift and break. When water or debris gets below the surface, it can weaken the glue and cause the tile to move. Shaky tiles don’t look very professional but they can also be dangerous. The waxing process adds a layer of protection by blocking potential cracks thus not allowing water or debris below the surface.
Reduces chances of moisture getting in
Moisture can be a floor’s worst nightmare. When moisture seeps into the flooring, the flooring not only appears discoloured, but the flooring can actually deteriorate, resulting in mold or rot in the flooring. Moisture also can cause the floors to warp or bubble, resulting in a deformed looking floor. Furthermore, a rotting and warped floor can be dangerous for those walking on it. Regularly waxing the floors creates a barrier between the floor and any impending moisture.
Maintains a clean floor
Every time you have your floors stripped and waxed, you make your office shine a little brighter. These processes help elevate the level of cleanliness in the space, thus making it a more welcoming environment for employees and customers alike. Furthermore, these processes help make the daily janitorial cleaning routine that much more effective, as the floor’s surface will be protected, thus making floor cleaning a surface job that isn’t risky.
Getting a proper team to strip and wax your floors may not seem like a priority but it certainly should be. Maintaining your floors today will help them last longer season to season and year to year!