Your property’s flooring is a big investment and it’s also a huge part of your building’s appearance and image. Poorly maintained flooring can not only look bad, it can be a potential hazard, which is why it’s important to look after it no matter what type of surface you have.
Replacing poorly looked after flooring can be a major expense but it’s one that’s usually avoidable if you take steps to maintain your flooring right from the start.
Improve your flooring’s longevity, protect the safety of people moving around your building and keep it looking great for longer with these maintenance tips and tricks:
- Use matting at entranceways. This is one of the single most effective ways you can preserve your carpet or hard flooring. By installing mats wherever people come into your building you can keep the majority of the incoming dirt off your floors and protect them for longer.
- Vacuum thoroughly and regularly. Grit and dirt that gets caught in carpets can become ground into the fibres as people walk on them, damaging the carpet further. By regularly removing this dirt with a really good vacuum cleaner you can reduce damage to your carpet and keep it in top condition for longer.
- Mop up spills on wood surfaces immediately to reduce warping. If liquid is left too long on wooden floors it can cause them to warp and over time this will make the floorboards uneven and ill-fitting. This can potentially cause tripping hazards to people who are walking around.
A bit of time spent maintaining your flooring can save you a lot of time and expense further down the track.
Make sure that whoever you hire to maintain and clean your building is aware of the best practices for maintaining your specific type of flooring, whether it’s wood, tile, carpet or linoleum so you can keep it looking great, and hazard free for longer.