How Can You Preserve and Protect Your Floors This Winter?
Commercial flooring is a major part of your commercial or industrial facility. Not only does it add safety to your facility, but longevity. But in order for your flooring to remain optimal, you must maintain it.
It’s always important to be mindful of your floors, but that level of importance hits an all-time high during this time of year when the temperatures drop and New England is filled with ice, snow, sand, and salt. The surfaces under your feet are taking more of a beating than ever before.
To maintain the very safety that your flooring can add to your facility, take a look at some practical ideas for protecting your floors this winter season.
Floor Protection and Maintenance
Install Epoxy Floor Coatings — Epoxy floor coatings create a tough barrier between the floor and all of the foot traffic, equipment, and machinery. They are moisture-resistant and chemical spills, giving your facility a safer and stronger foundation.
Quality Mats - Never underestimate the power of a floor mat. Especially when you place them strategically throughout your facility, you’re helping to provide a barrier of protection between your floor’s surface and abrasive shoes, equipment, etc. Invest in scraper mats outside your doors to catch the bulk of the sand and grit, then include wiper mats on the inside to collect moisture.
Regular Cleaning — When sand and dirt is left on a floor it just gets ground in over and over again with each passing step or rolling tire. As tedious as it might be, set up a consistent cleaning routine to help cut down on this damaging pattern.
Burnish or Polish — This adds another level of protection by helping to remove abrasives. And, as an added bonus, it looks great too!
How Do You Protect Hardwood Floors in the Winter?
Though most commercial facilities don’t use hardwood flooring in the operations area, some might. And even if hardwood flooring isn’t your main type of flooring, there is still likely plenty of it throughout several older industrial facilities. In order to protect hardwood flooring from moisture, salt, and debris, you must clean it regularly but not use any harsh chemicals. Yearly refinishing is also recommended so that the wood’s integrity isn’t compromised.
Do You Need a Flooring Expert?
If you have questions about floor maintenance, or about whether or not you have the best flooring to meet the needs of your commercial or industrial facility, contact Kaloutas today. We proudly meet the needs of a wide variety of clients throughout the Northeast and would love the opportunity to help you in any way we can.
Kaloutas is New England’s premier contractor for commercial & industrial painting, flooring, and related services. Established in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trusted resource for general contractors, facilities managers, and building owners from Connecticut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high quality workmanship, jobs done on time & budget, and tackling complex projects that other contractors don’t have the experience or resources to handle.