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Seasonal weather changes can affect your commercial flooring more than you realize.
Preparing your floors for each season is crucial to get the most out of your investment and to keep your floors looking new all year long. Today, we’re looking at the risks the colder seasons pose to your floors and how you can prevent wear and tear this fall and winter.
Mind the Mess
Fall foliage can be beautiful outside, but not when it’s tracked into your commercial space. Fallen leaves and debris can stain your floors with dirt and grime and create a dingy look. Rainy days can also wreak havoc on your floors due to mud and possible water damage if your space has high traffic. Combat mess on your floors by adding strategically placed rubber mats by entrances and doorways. This will allow for the mats to take the brunt of the dirt without taking away from your flooring design.
Snow, Sleet, or Shine
The winter months can be especially hard on commercial floors. Melted snow on your floors can cause further water damage and even pose safety risks for your customers and employees if proper precautions aren’t put in place. Rock salt may also find its way into your building with everyday foot traffic. This can cause scratches to the floor’s finish and speed up the life of your floors. Again, rubber mats can come in handy here, but finding an area rug that fits the design of your space would be a more aesthetically pleasing option and would give your visitors more traction when they walk into the building.
Prevention Is Key
One of the best ways the ensure your floors are protected this season is to take preventative measures. Make sure you have a snow removal plan in place for the exterior of your building. Also, having a landscaping routine to limit the number of fallen leaves on your property will help. The less snow and leaves your customers have to walk through, the less likely they will bring them into your space. Also, ensuring surfaces are swept or vacuumed regularly will help minimize scratching against the floor. A final tip is to plan your scheduled maintenance early with Commercial Flooring & Interior Concepts. Grant yourself peace of mind knowing that any repairs and maintenance have been taken care of and your floors are ready for whatever the colder seasons will throw at them.
Ready to get a jump ahead and schedule your winter maintenance? Contact us today!
*Photo courtesy of Mannington Commercial.