My Guide To Floor Scrubbing For A Beautiful Business!

If you’re a business owner, too, I’m sure you’ll agree that how good your business looks is just as important as how well you conduct your business! It doesn’t matter how good my coffee-making skills are; if the cafe itself is dirty, nobody is going to want to come in and drink it! I put a lot of effort into keeping my property looking clean and shiny at all times so that I don’t scare off any new or existing customers. 

One area of our businesses that can often go neglected, though, when it comes to cleaning is our floors! With the constant footfall of customers, spilt drinks, and fallen crumbs, it can sometimes feel impossible to keep up with floor cleaning. However, over my many years of being in business, I have learnt a trick that has helped me keep my floors looking their best despite the daily battering they receive from my customers! And I’m going to share this gem with you in today’s business care blog post. 

So, what’s my secret to sparkling floors? Well, the key lies in Newcastle floor scrubbing services! Never heard of it? Neither had I! But today, we will look into what floor scrubbing is, how it can benefit your business, and how to do it properly. Then, you, too, can have a business establishment that reflects the quality of your work. Let’s get started, shall we?

What Is Floor Scrubbing?

So, what is this magical process I speak of? Well floor scrubbing is a clever way of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in your business. This process involves using specialised equipment and cleaning agents to thoroughly clean and disinfect your hard floor surfaces, such as tile, concrete, vinyl, and hardwood! 

Floor scrubbing is most often done by using a floor scrubber machine equipped with rotating brushes or pads to agitate and lift embedded dirt, grime, and stains from the floor surface. The machine applies pressure and friction to effectively loosen and remove stubborn residues and ensure a deep and thorough cleaning. Additionally, floor scrubbers can incorporate water and cleaning solutions to enhance the cleaning process.

So why am I such a big advocate for regular floor scrubbing? Because it helps me maintain a clean and healthy environment for my customers, getting rid of bacteria, viruses, and allergens that can build up on floors over time. Regular Newcastle floor scrubbing also helps me prevent the buildup of visual dirt, so my floors look sparkling clean, which keeps both me and my customers happy. Another great benefit is that it reduces the risk of slip and fall accidents and minimises the spread of illnesses, which is a win for any business!

Long-Lasting Effects

One of the best things about Newcastle floor scrubbing is that the effects extend beyond immediate cleanliness. It actually helps to extend the life and good appearance of your flooring! By removing deeply embedded dirt and grime, floor scrubbing prevents premature wear and deterioration, preserving the integrity of the flooring material. So I can keep my floors looking healthier and shining for longer!

How It’s Done

So, if I’ve managed to capture your interest by now to try out floor scrubbing for yourself, let me show you how it’s done! I will preface this by saying it is possible to do DIY floor scrubbing, but you would need to buy or hire the floor scrubbing equipment, which can get really pricey! Today, I’m just going to talk about how the professionals do floor scrubbing because that’s my preferred route. (I’m too busy making coffees to scrub my own floors anyway!)

So, when I call out my local Newcastle floor scrubbing service, they always start by assessing the type of flooring and the level of dirt to determine the appropriate cleaning method and products. Then, the area must be cleared of furniture, and any obstacles must be identified and addressed. I always get floor scrubbing done outside of opening hours so I don’t disturb my customers!

Then, the professionals go in with a pre-treatment. This involves using specialised cleaning solutions that can help easily remove stubborn stains and heavily soiled patches from your floor later on! 

Now, out comes the floor-scrubbing machine! It will be equipped with the right brushes or pads based on the type of floor you have on your property. These machines are always calibrated to have the perfect speed and pressure for your floor, which is pretty cool! The right cleaning solution will be chosen and applied to the floor. Then, the machine can get to work! It will be manoeuvered across your floor so that the brushes or pads can agitate and lift up all that accumulated dirt, muck and stains from your floor. It’s actually really satisfying to watch! 

Once every last bit of dirt and debris is removed from your floors, it can then be left to air-dry or be dried with fans to speed up the process. And then you’ll be left with a sparkling floor ready to open your doors to some happy customers!

Don’t Forget Vinyl Strip And Seal!

There is another secret to my beautiful floors, though, and that is a Vinyl strip and seal! This is a process that many businesses, including myself, use to refresh and maintain the appearance and integrity of their vinyl flooring. It has two primary steps: stripping away the old sealant or finish from the vinyl surface and applying a new layer of sealant. The stripping phase typically uses chemical solutions to dissolve and remove the build-up of dirt, grime, wax, and other residues that are often found on our floors. This step is crucial as it prepares the surface for the application of a fresh sealant, ensuring maximum adhesion and longevity of the new coating!

I usually get this done every 1-2 years or whenever the existing sealant on the vinyl flooring begins to deteriorate or show signs of wear and tear. If the vinyl surface appears dull, scratched, or discoloured despite my best cleaning efforts, this is also another sign that the sealant needs to be stripped and reapplied and that I need to get on the phone with my local Newcastle vinyl strip and seal service. After every strip and seal process, my vinyl flooring is restored to its original shiny condition, which can prolong its lifespan and help me maintain a clean, attractive business.

Photo by Brooke Cagle

I hope this blog post has opened your eyes to the wonderful world of floor scrubbing and how it can benefit our businesses! Let me know in the comments if you try it for yourself and what you think. See you next time!

Feature Photo by Doug Greenman