Hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl are all examples of hard floors. Your business may have one or all of them at various places. It is important to clean and maintain these floors so they look good and last a long time.
While these materials require a nuanced approach to cleaning each one, there is an essential guide to cleaning them properly.
How do you deep clean hard floors?
These are the basic steps involved in successfully deep cleaning a hard floor:
- Gather Your Supplies
- Clear The Area
- Sweep or Vacuum
- Prepare The Cleaning Solution
- Mop The Floor
- Spot Clean
- Clean the Grout (Tile Floors)
- Apply Wax or Polish (Hardwood)
- Replace Furniture
Here is a more detailed look at the steps mentioned above:
- Gather your supplies. You will need a broom or vacuum, mop, bucket, microfiber towels, a soft bristle brush, warm water, and the appropriate cleaning solution.
- Clear the area that is being cleaned. Deep cleaning doesn’t mean sweeping dust under the rug. Any furniture, rugs, or objects in the space must be removed to make the floor completely visible.
- Sweep or vacuum the area thoroughly. This step removes loose dirt and dust so it doesn’t get moved around during mopping. Be sure to pay attention to the corners and baseboards.
- Prepare the cleaning solution. This involves mixing the appropriate cleaning solution with warm water in a bucket. This type of solution will vary depending on the flooring you are cleaning.
- Mop the floor. Use a microfiber mop and dip it into the prepared cleaning solution. Be sure to wring out the excess water to avoid over-saturating the floor.
- Spot clean and stubborn stains or spots. This involves taking your scrub brush and applying a bit of the cleaning solution directly to the bristles before gently scrubbing that area.
- Rinse the cleaning solution from the surface. Use a clean mop dampened with plain water to go over the floor again to remove excess residue.
- Dry the floor. You can accomplish this by letting it air dry or using a clean microfiber cloth to try it manually. It’s best not to walk on the floor until after it has completely dried.
- Clean the grout for tile floors. A grout cleaning solution can be applied to a grout brush to scrub between the tiles gently.
- Apply wax or polish to hardwood floors. Restore shine and protect the finish with a floor wax or polish.
- Replace the furniture. After the floor has finished drying, it’s time to assemble the room.
As you can see, quite a few details are involved in successfully deep cleaning your hard floors—and we didn’t even get into mechanical buffing. Make your life easier by relying on Stratus Building Solutions. We offer commercial floor cleaning services performed by knowledgeable professionals. Your dedicated crew possesses the skills and equipment to perform the thorough and detailed cleaning your floor needs. Contact us today to request a quote! You can also learn more about the Stratus approach by visiting our FAQ page.