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The Importance Of Floor Maintenance For Hard Floors And Carpets

Sarah Peabody

Sarah Peabody

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As a commercial cleaning company in the UK, we understand the importance of maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of your workplace. An area often overlooked is flooring and the maintenance that comes with it. Regular maintenance to both hard floors and carpets can help prolong the life of your floors, improve their appearance, and create a safer environment for employees, customers and visitors alike.

In this blog, we will talk about the main two types of commercial flooring and how Solutions can help you with maintaining them.

Hard Floors

Hard floors are a popular choice for commercial buildings and warehouses due to their durability and longevity. However, they still require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. Without proper care, hard floors can become scratched, stained, and worn, which not only reduces the appearance of your flooring and overall space but can also make them more challenging to clean.

Daily sweeping and mopping are important parts of maintaining hard floors. This will help remove surface dirt and debris that can cause scratches and wear on the surface of the floor. Sweeping and mopping should be done on a daily or weekly basis, depending on the amount of daily foot traffic in that area.

An important thing to bear in mind with maintaining hard floors is cleaning up any spills as soon as they happen. If left undealt with on porous floors, such as altro flooring which is the commonly used in commercial buildings, spills can seep into the surface, causing permanent damage that can be difficult or impossible to remove. Even on non-porous floors if not cleaned up quickly spills will stain if there is any type of acid in the spill – for example ever spilled curry or spaghetti bolognaise on your kitchen floor to find its left a mark? By dealing with spills and stains immediately, you can prevent damage to your floor and maintain its appearance and integrity.

On top of that, you can apply a protective sealant to hard floors which can help prevent damage from spills and stains. Sealants form a protective barrier that helps to repel water and other liquids, making them easier to clean up before they can penetrate the surface of the floor. Ideal places to apply sealant is high traffic areas like reception areas, entrances, kitchen areas and hallways, where spills and stains are more likely to occur.  However, it is important to know that by applying a sealant to some non-slip floorings you may void the non-slip guarantee, so it is best to check first.

However, regular cleaning may not be enough to remove built-up dirt and grime that can accumulate over time. Deep cleaning is essential to remove this build-up and restore the shine and colour of the floor. We recommend deep cleaning your hard floors every 3 to 6 months depending on the amount of foot traffic in your workspace.

With over 30 years’ experience specialising in commercial cleaning, here at Solutions we have the expertise and tools to take care of all your flooring needs! From Hard Floor Scrubbing and Sealing to Supplying and Personalising Protective Matting, we’ve got it all covered!

Ready to talk about your hard floors? Get in touch with our friendly team today!


Carpets provide a warm and inviting atmosphere in commercial workspaces, but they do require a different type of maintenance to hard floors. Carpets can trap dirt, dust, and allergens deep within their fibres, therefore regular cleaning is essential to maintaining a clean and healthy environment as well as helping with the lifespan of the carpet.

The first step in carpet maintenance is regular vacuuming. This helps remove surface debris, preventing it from settling deep into the fibres of the carpet. Vacuuming should be done on a daily or weekly basis, depending on the amount of foot traffic in your workspace.

However, vacuuming alone may not be enough to remove rooted dirt, dust, and bacteria from your carpet. Deep cleaning is vital to remove all this as well as stains and it will leave your carpets looking and smelling fresh. This not only improves the appearance of your workspace but can also help to improve indoor air quality by removing allergens and pollutants. We recommend deep cleaning your carpets every 6 to 12 months depending on the level of foot traffic in your workspace and the number of stains in your carpet.

The next step is cleaning up spills and stains as soon as they happen to maintain the appearance and integrity of your carpet. Just like hard floors, spills can penetrate the fibres of carpets, causing permanent damage that can be difficult to remove. Immediate attention to spills can prevent damage to your carpets and prolong their lifespan.

Lastly, it is important to consider what type of cleaning products and equipment you are using on your carpets. Using the wrong products or equipment can damage the fibres of the carpet and cause discolouration or other damage.

Here at Solutions we have the knowledge. skills and equipment to freshen up and maintain your carpets. From Carpet Shampooing to Supplying Equipment, we can help with of all your carpet needs!

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Now let’s summarise what we have talked about!

Correct and proper floor maintenance is essential for both hard floors and carpets in commercial workspaces. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help to extend the lifespan of your flooring, improve indoor air quality, and provide a safer and more hygienic environment for your employees, customers and visitors.

Get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more about our commercial cleaning services and how we can help keep your floors looking their best!

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