Your office has hardwood floors. They are lovely and bring a sophistication to your office space. Hardwood floors can take a beating in high traffic areas just as much as any other type of flooring, though. You want to make sure to keep those hardwood floors looking great, so taking the time to maintain and clean them the right way will help ensure that they stay looking their best for many years to come. Here’s our advice for how to clean hardwood floors like a pro.
How to Clean Hardwood Floors like a Pro
Keeping hardwood floors looking great for many years isn’t hard. But you do want to make sure you clean them on a regular basis. As we mentioned above, stay on top of messes and spills as they happen throughout the day to keep your hardwoods in good shape. One of the best ways we find to do this, is to set up cleaning stations with cleaning supplies in easily-accessible locations throughout your office space, such as:
- under your sinks
- in an easily-accessible cabinet
- a cabinet designed just for your cleaning products
Hardwood Floor Cleaners and Tools
Next, we should talk about hardwood floor cleaners and tools. Hardwood floors require a mild type of cleaning solution designed to clean gently but thoroughly. Vinegar and soaps as well as sponge mops with lots of water should be avoided; water and wood is a bad combination. Instead, consider a damp microfiber mop head with your chosen hardwood floor cleaner in a spray bottle. Apply as needed and mop up. Repeat this cleaning process across your entire surface.
Rugs Save the Day
We also recommend rubber-backed rugs in walkways and entrances to your office. These rugs can be a big help at catching a lot of the debris before it is tracked around your office space. These can easily be vacuumed each evening to keep them looking nice. If you have a rug service, they will also switch them out periodically.
Refinishing your Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors can also be revived with refinishing every so often. Maybe every five or ten years. It really depends on the wear and tear on your flooring, and how often the hardwood is cleaned and maintained that will determine if a refinishing is necessary. You can also wax hardwood floors to restore their shine. You can expect some scratching and wear on your hardwoods throughout time because of the nature of the flooring. Be gentle, stay on top of messes that happen throughout the day, protect and clean them on a regular schedule, and they should shine in your office space for many years.
Hire a Cleaning Team to Maintain your Hardwood Floors
An easy way to help keep your hardwood floors and entire office looking its best is to hire a professional cleaning team to come and do the work. The cleaning staff should be educated on any special sanitizing needs, procedures, and requirements that are involved with having a presence in your office environment.
We at Clean Method provide this type of professional cleaning service. Learn more about our cleaning services for your hardwood floor needs. Our professional cleaning staff is bonded, insured and maintains OSHA compliance. We would be happy to clean for you. Please contact us online or call us at 571.451.0441 for answers to your questions and to schedule your janitorial cleaning appointment today!