If you are responsible for a dance, theatrical, performing arts, sports or aerobic surface, you will need to develop a floor maintenance program. The problem is figuring out what maintenance program is right for you and your floor. For every flooring system, there are a number of factors that impact cleaning frequency, equipment and supplies needed.
Maintenance is a five part process:
1. Keeping the floor clean
2. Protecting the surface
5. Temperature, humidity, static electricity, and the presence of foreign substances are factors that will affect time and cost spent on this important process.
TIME AND EXPENSE
You can easily miscalculate the amount of time and expense needed for floor maintenance unless you prioritize. First, determine which maintenance factors are most important. Appearance,
cleanliness, non-slip consistency, safety, longevity, and sanitation each require a different approach and commitment. After you evaluate your maintenance parameters, you can then determine what maintenance protocols to institute.
Second, decide if you are going to maintain the floor(s) yourself or hire a professional to do the work for you. Even if you have determined to do it yourself, get a quote from a professional. You will have a better idea of process, time, and cost. You may reconsider doing it yourself. Most flooring maintenance professionals have no idea what you need for your floor. By and large, appearance is their only objective. They are apt to leave you with a bright, shiny and very slippery floor, unless you are there to tell them exactly what you want.
Today, surfaces used in specialty movement environments include: wood, laminates, vinyl, linoleum and carpet. Our purpose is to provide a general outline of helpful tips to maintain your flooring, deal with specific problems, and make some recommendations on products and techniques to reduce time spent and expenses.
As you review this guide, we are happy to answer your questions and welcome your insights and experiences.
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