It goes without saying that a commercial property will experience heavier than normal foot traffic. Add the spills, rolling chairs, and carts, and commercial flooring sees plenty of wear and tear over its lifetime.
Regular maintenance of your laminate flooring, when combined with preventative measures, can keep your floor looking great for years. Below are some steps you and your staff can take to maintain your flooring:
Holding on to Leftover Flooring for Repairs
If there is any laminate flooring left over after it is installed, keep it in storage so you can use the same material for any later repairs.
Keeping Entrances Clean
The entrance to your building will see the most foot traffic, so rugs both inside and out can catch dirt and debris before it finds its way onto your flooring. Heavy snow and harsh road salts have both been prevalent in some areas as winter has ended, so you want to catch as much as you can before your employees and guests enter the building.
The reception area is another location that is sure to see a lot of foot traffic, so placing entrance matting there can help to avoid damage over time. It is recommended that you put mats in your kitchen and break room as well.
Sweeping and Vacuuming
Dust and sand are two of the greatest enemies of commercial laminate flooring. That's why it’s strongly recommended that you sweep and vacuum at least once a day while also hiring a professional for regular cleanings. And when mopping your flooring, it is recommended that you only use a damp mop. Also remember to ask the dealer you buy your laminate from about the best type of cleaner to use and, in turn, advise the professional cleaner you hire.
Keeping It Dry
Moisture is one of the biggest enemies of laminate flooring. Dry up any spills or water from snow, ice, or rain quickly with paper towels.
Dealing with Scuff Marks
These can usually be removed with a paper towel and water, but if this doesn't work, try a cleaner and scrubbing pad. The dealer you purchase your laminate from can further advise you on the best way to remove scuff marks.
Getting Chair Mats
Chairs rolling back and forth on your flooring can cause damage over time. A plastic mat or rug will cut down on this wear and tear.
Using Furniture Pads
If you have to move furniture, place pads underneath when moving it, as dragging heavy furniture on laminate flooring can cause damage. Or, if possible, get several people to lift the furniture.
If you're considering having commercial laminate flooring installed in Toronto, call Centura Tile. We offer a wide selection of durable and affordable commercial flooring in Toronto and other locations across Canada so you're sure to find what you're looking for. Visit the Centura Tile website for more information today!