What’s the best way to prevent dirt from accumulating on floors? Is there an easy cleaning routine that can keep floors looking flawless?

The secret is actually pretty simple: You need to clean your floors on a regular basis – using the right method, the right products and the right equipment – according to a regular maintenance schedule.

Sounds easy enough, right? And yet, there are a lot of poorly maintained floors out there. This is usually due to three common challenges: time, labour and budget. Here are some tips that will make it easier to maintain your floors and keep them looking their best even with limited resources.

  • Use entrance matting.  Entrance matting is first and foremost a preventive measure in your cleaning process. The primary purpose of entrance mats is to trap outside dust and dirt so that they don’t end up being tracked all over your floors. The more your entrance mats trap soil, the less floor cleaning your staff will have to do. That being said, entrance mats need to be vacuumed and washed on a regular basis to maximize their dirt-trapping abilities.
  • Use entrance matting.  Entrance matting is first and foremost a preventive measure in your cleaning process. The primary purpose of entrance mats is to trap outside dust and dirt so that they don’t end up being tracked all over your floors. The more your entrance mats trap soil, the less floor cleaning your staff will have to do. That being said, entrance mats need to be vacuumed and washed on a regular basis to maximize their dirt-trapping abilities.
  • Wipe up spills right away. The longer liquid spills are left on the floor, the more likely they will be to spread over a larger surface. If you let these spills dry, the stains they leave behind will be much harder to remove. Cleaning liquid spills quickly will make your overall cleaning procedure much, much easier.
  • Sweep or vacuum floors before washing them. Floors should always be swept or vacuumed at least once a day. The more traffic your floors get, the more daily vacuuming and sweeping they’ll need.
  • Use the right products and cleaning methods. It can be tempting to focus solely on the price of cleaning products. However, quality cleaning products will do a much better job of keeping your floors looking their best and thereby better protect your investment over the long run. Floors should also be maintained by experts who know how to adapt their cleaning methods to the type of flooring being treated. • Stick to your maintenance plan. Even the best products or equipment on the market can’t do miracles if floors are not regularly cleaned.

The bottom line? Cleaning floors is not a once-a-month task. Stick to a regular maintenance program and use the right products. The results will speak for themselves

References
http://restorationmasterfinder.com/restoration/floor-cleaning-floor-maintenance/
http://www.homefloorexperts.com/cleaning-tough-grime/
http://cleanlink.com/news/article/Tips-For-Maintaining-VCT-Floors–16829