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How Can You Preserve and Protect Your Floors This Winter?

Newly coated floor in a facility. 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.

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