Keeping your office’s floors clean is vital for both your guests and employees’ outward appearance and safety.
Did you know that 27% of all work-related injuries are due to slips, trips, and falls on office floors? No office manager wants to be held responsible for injuries caused by wet or dirty floors. So what is the best way to clean your floors and keep them that way? Here’s everything you need to know.
How To Clean Different Types of Office Floors
Keeping your office’s floors clean is essential regardless of what material they are, but how you clean them will be different depending on what they are made of. Here’s a quick guide to cleaning some of the most common types of office flooring.
- Tile Floors – Tile flooring is used in many office buildings because of its versatility and the fact that it doesn’t absorb liquids. While this makes it easier to clean, it can easily create a slipping hazard when spills happen. You’ll need to gather a broom or vacuum, a bucket of warm water, a neutral floor cleaning solution, mop, and fan. Be sure to sweep or vacuum the entire floor before you begin. Then mix the cleaner with water in the bucket according to the label and mop the entire area. If it’s a large area, you may need to replace your water and cleaning solution while cleaning. After mopping, place the fan to dry the space quickly and avoid injury.
- Vinyl Floors – Cleaning vinyl floors is similar to tile, with a few distinct differences. Start the same way with a vacuum or broom to clean the floor of garbage, dirt, and debris. Then use a mop to apply an appropriate floor cleaner to the entire floor. After the cleaner is applied, it needs to be removed with a wet mop and warm water before it dries. Don’t allow the cleaner to dry on the floors.
- Carpet Floors – Commercial carpet floors should be vacuumed daily depending on use. This will help prolong the life of the carpet and will make spots and stains easier to clean. Spot cleaning carpet can be done as needed with a commercial spot cleaner, a bristled brush, and warm water. Deep cleaning should be done at least once a year. There are several different methods for scrubbing, and deep cleaning carpeted office floors, but this is a task best left to professional carpet cleaners who have the appropriate tools and equipment for the job.
Town & Country Office Cleaning Is Here
At Town & Country Office Cleaning, we know that keeping your office’s floors clean can feel like a never-ending task. That’s why we’re here to take that burden off your shoulders. We’ll make sure your office floors are clean, sanitary, and sparkling, and you won’t have to give it a second thought. We specialize in general office cleaning, carpet, floor care, window cleaning, and more for office spaces in San Jose, California, and the surrounding Bay Area. Contact us today to get started!