Hard Floor Cleaning and Maintenance Guide

Proper hard floor care is essential for the health, image, and safety of any facility. A floor care program consisting of preventative, daily, interim, and restorative maintenance not only preserves the life of your facility's floors, it also helps you reduce costs and improve operating efficiencies. View our general hard floor care procedures below, or choose your facility type for specific floor care tips.

Preventative Maintenance

Daily Maintenance

Interim Maintenance

Restorative Maintenance:

  • Every 4 to 6 months, particularly after winter has wreaked its havoc, floors must be stripped and recoated with finish or wax. Choose the appropriate chemical stripper for your floor type and apply with a low-speed floor machine outfitted with a stripping pad. Use a wet/dry vac to remove the slurry left behind by the stripping process.
  • Once stripped, apply 5 to 6 coats of floor finish with a finish mop, allowing at least 30 minutes of dry time between applications.

Sources
1. http://www.issa.com/articles/article-details/archived/floor-care-tips-from-start-to-re-finish#.V_vZWeArKUk
2. http://www.issa.com/video#29 "The Four Phases of Floor Maintenance"

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