No matter what type of floor you have, regular upkeep is essential to maintain cleanliness and good condition. Different flooring materials require different processes to ensure effective cleaning and to prevent damage, and it can be tough to know which products are right for the job. For large areas, industrial floor sweepers are a practical solution, saving time and offering professional cleaning results.
Here are a few common floor types and a guide on how to clean them:
How to clean a concrete floor
Due to their porous nature, concrete floors are prone to absorbing stains. If there are any wet or oily stains, cover them with an absorbent material such as sawdust and leave it to soak up the stain. The quicker you can do this following a spill, the more effective it will be. You should then use a stiff broom to remove the sawdust, as well as any debris and loose dirt, or use water to flush it out if this is appropriate in the space. An industrial floor cleaner with a sponge mop should then be used to remove any deep staining that has penetrated the porous floor. Leave the floor to air dry.
How to clean a linoleum floor
You should never use solvents, scouring products or large amounts of water on linoleum flooring, as they can damage the surface. The best way to clean a linoleum floor is with all-purpose floor cleaner and a mop, although this may be very time consuming if you need to clean a large area. Scrubber dryers are an ideal solution, as they clean and dry in one pass, so you’re not left with a slippery and potentially hazardous surface. Disc scrubber dryers are the ideal choice for linoleum floors. Waxing the floor is a great tip to make it shine and speed up future cleaning.
How to clean a wooden floor
Wood floors add a feeling of luxury to a room but often require a lot of upkeep. How you should clean your floor will depend on what type of treatment the wood has been given. Wood sealed with polyurethane can be cleaned with a mop and water or with a mild floor cleaning solution. You should never use water to clean an untreated wooden floor. Wood that has been treated with lacquer, shellac or varnish will require a solvent-based cleaner and should be polished once dry. You should sweep or vacuum the floor before cleaning to get rid of any dust and debris. If the area is large or you have a lot of debris to clear, you might consider hiring an industrial floor sweeper to save time.