Many building managers still generalize their floor maintenance needs as Floor Waxing. However, whether you have VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) requiring machine stripping and waxing, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, terrazzo, concrete, slate, or even linoleum floors, A-1 Janitorial is prepared to expertly restore and maintain these surfaces.
A-1 janitorial doesn’t just “strip and wax” your floors. With more than thirty years experience in the art of hard floor care (including floor waxing & polishing), we understand the science behind proper floor maintenance. There are many new and different hard floor surfaces requiring expert knowledge of the best cleaning products and procedures available. Lack of expertise will at best detract from the beauty and durability of your hard floors and at worst shorten their useful life or even ruin them.
When you call A-1 Janitorial services to maintain or restore your hard floors, we utilize a four-pronged approach:
1) We evaluate the type and condition of the existing floor.
2) We factor in the location of the floor as well as the amount and the type of foot traffic.
3) We’ll suggest how best to restore the floor to its original luster.
4) Finally, we will suggest a custom, ongoing maintenance program to keep your floors protected and looking fabulous year round.
To accomplish this four-pronged approach requires an in-depth knowledge of hard floor surfaces, experience to perform a proper evaluation, knowledge of the Ph scale used in cleaning and restoration products as well as a thorough knowledge of floor finishes and how to properly apply them.
Floor Buffing & Burnishing Program
Once you’ve machine stripped, rinsed and laid sufficient floor finish, you must consider a floor buffing or burnishing maintenance program that will allow for the finish to diffuse light in such a way that you get the results like those illustrated in the photograph above. If you’re looking for that Walmart “wet look” shine, you must high speed burnish (requiring the use of high speed buffers rotating at 1500-2100 rpm’s). We have both the equipment and expertise to take your floor waxing to a whole new level of “gloss” and keep it there.
Hard Surface Stone Care
However, there are many hard floor surfaces that are better left without wax or floor finish. Many natural stone floors can be professionally maintained with special diamond embedded floor pads that will essentially accomplish the same task your rock tumbler kit did when it converted regular old rocks into highly polished gems using a combination of water, abrasive grits and friction.
Polished Concrete floors have a very high luster built into them and can be maintained without using waxes or finishes often requiring frequent and unnecessary routine stripping and waxing. The appearance of these low-maintenance floors can be enhanced using a polishing compound and, if necessary, restored using a fine-grit abrasive. http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/polishing/maintainingshine.htm
Whether you need an occasional floor stripping, floor waxing or hard-surface polishing, or are looking to establish a regular floor maintenance program to keep up appearances, A-1 Janitorial Services stands ready to help.