If you’re a property manager looking to do renovations to a commercial building, you may be thinking about flooring. One of the first things you may consider when choosing a new flooring option is how it looks, but there is so much more you need to factor into the decision process.
Different flooring materials are better suited for different building types. You need to know how these floors will work in your property and the amount of effort it goes into maintaining them in the future.
Three popular options are concrete, Terrazzo, and carpet.
In today’s article, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of each flooring type and how to maintain their appearance.
Table of Contents
Concrete is a popular option for industrial-style buildings and provides a level of durability that other flooring options can’t match. It can last decades with very little maintenance, but as with all flooring options, it can have its downsides. One of the biggest downfalls is it can be hard on the feet and back, causing lumbar stain and bunions. Indoor concrete flooring can also hold stains, once the sealant begins to wear off.
Although you may not be able to solve the physical strain problem, stains are nothing to fret over.
There are commercial cleaning services that can polish your concrete floors and make them look as good as new!
The polishing process typically involves using a floor buffer with an abrasive attachment. The attachment used can vary depending on the specific floor’s needs. After buffing, a coat of polish is applied. This polish is usually stain-resistant and will help your floor return to its original luster look.
The composite flooring, known as Terrazzo, is a beautiful addition to any luxury-style building. It also has incredible durability and can last up to 75 years with proper care. Although, it doesn’t retain heat well and can leave a place feeling cold during the winter months. You can opt to place a heat insulator beneath the Terrazzo to combat that common issue.
As we stated, you can keep Terrazzo floors pristine for up to 75 years. If you want to know how – keep reading.
The process of keeping Terrazzo floors pristine is the same as concrete flooring. When they start to lose their lust after a lengthy period of time, you will want them to be buffed and polished. That will keep them shining for as long as you wish. Professional commercial property cleaning services can help you with this process.
Carpeting can provide a lush and or comforting appeal to any space. It’s the standard flooring option for many small office spaces and hotel lobbies. Despite its popularity, carpeting requires quite a bit of upkeep. Over time, carpets can collect a plethora of harmful bacteria, as well as mold if it’s exposed to moisture. Lighter color carpeting can also be hard to keep bright.
Even though all of these downsides are true, there is a way you can combat them.
Invest in yearly carpet cleaning and will keep your carpets bright and soft for years to come!
There are a variety of carpet cleaning methods, including the always trustworthy bonnet cleaning. That style of carpeting cleaning is done by placing a “bonnet” on a buffing machine. The spinning action of the buffer produces heat which pulls the dirt from the carpet onto the bonnet. The best part of this method is it utilizes minimal water, so your carpets dry fast, and you don’t have to worry as much about mold growth.
Keep Your Floors Immaculate!
If you are in the Maryland, D.C., or Northern Virginia areas and want a commercial cleaning company that can help you keep your flooring in tip-top shape, contact RJC Commercial Janitorial. We can help ensure that your floors remain sparkling and in tip-top shape no matter what type of flooring you have.