It doesn’t matter if you’re constructing a brand-new building or remodeling an older one, choosing your new flooring can be an adventure. There are so many options to choose from, and they all have their pros and cons. Appearance, practicality, durability, and affordability all rank near the top of new flooring considerations. And, well, they should. But we’d like to propose another factor to weigh heavily before making your new flooring decision – Ease of Maintenance.
Think about it. Only rarely – for example, research or medical facilities where flooring needs to be sanitized and sterilized on a daily basis – does an architect, designer, or company owner consider maintenance when making construction decisions. And when building or refitting a commercial or industrial building, the person making those flooring material decisions is seldom, if ever, the employee who will be responsible for maintenance.
This is a problem.
Sound building maintenance is essential. It can contribute to the overall morale of your employees and make a positive impression on vendors and customers that frequent your facility. And the opposite is true as well. When you walk into a building that isn’t well maintained, you have to wonder why. Is the maintenance staff on strike? Doesn’t anyone here care about appearances? Does the cleanliness of their building reflect the quality of their products and services?
Maintenance on a Xtreme Engineered Floor System floor is always easy.
In most cases, cleaning and maintaining a floor from Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems is as simple as regularly sweeping and mopping as needed with a mild solution of soap and water. Because Xtreme only installs solid surface floors, there are no crevices where dirt and grime can hide. Also, a Xtreme Engineered Floor is non-absorbent. So even when there’s more than just dust and debris on your flooring, it will come clean quickly when you use the proper cleaning process.
Basic Care Instructions for Xtreme Flooring
- Remove dust and debris by sweeping the floor on a daily basis
- A mop as needed using warm water and a gentle detergent
- Scrub as needed using non-abrasive scrubbing pads
- Rinse completely using warm water
When using a machine scrubber on larger floor areas, we recommend setting the machine on gentle and using non-abrasive scrubbing pads.
Before installing a new floor, consider the maintenance requirements. Then call a flooring expert at Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems for advice on your flooring purchase and installation. Remember, simple maintenance is maintenance that will get done!