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Hard Floor Cleaning and Maintenance Guide

Floor Types and Treatments

Floor Type Common Uses How to Clean/Maintain
Ceramic Tile • Commercial
• Office
• Entrances
• Retail
• Residential
Neutral cleaner
Auto-scrubber
Porcelain Tile • Commercial
• Offices
• Entrances
• Retail
• Residential
Neutral cleaner
Auto-scrubber
Marble • Office
• Retail
• Residential
Marble cleaner
Routine buffing/polishing
Periodic grinding with diamond pads
Commercial floor finish
Terrazzo • Commercial
• Hallways/corridors
Neutral Floor Cleaner
Commercial floor finish
Auto-scrubber
Vinyl Tile (VCT) • Retail
• Office
• Light manufacturing
Commercial floor finish
Neutral cleaner
Frequent buffing
Periodic stripping
Auto-scrubber
Concrete • Industrial
• Commercial
• Retail
• Exterior walkways
• Manufacturing
Cleaner/degreaser
Concrete cleaner
Auto-scrubber
Wood • Retail
• Office
• Residential
Wood floor cleaner & damp mop
Commercial floor finish
Frequent dust mopping
Laminate • Retail
• Office
• Residential
Neutral floor cleaner & damp mop
Frequent dust mopping
Carpet • Retail
• Office
• Hallways/corridors
• Residential
Frequent vacuuming
Periodic wet or dry extraction

Note: It is recommended that you select treatments, finishes, and cleaners that are NFSI-certified as "High-Traction".

Source
https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy06/46e0-ht10/stf_floor_types_treatments.pdf

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