Ten Mistakes You Can Make When Stripping Vinyl Floors
Vinyl floors look great and can improve the ‘wow!’ factor of your office when clients come to visit. The only problem is they can sometimes be a real pain to clean. You can actually be making things harder for yourself by making any one of these ten common mistakes:
Sprinting to the finish before you learn to walk:
Floor stripping is an art that takes time to master. You’ll want to make sure the entire floor is pristine by the end so practicing on a small corner of the floor until your confident you can take on the whole job is a good idea.
Not having the correct tools and equipment for the job:
Have you ever tried to hammer a nail in with the blunt end of a screwdriver? That’s exactly what you’re doing when trying to get through the floor stripping process without the right tools.
Not knowing which chemicals are safe to use:
Make sure you know what chemicals can be used on each type of floor. There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” when stripping floors.
Be sure to use clean water, mops, buckets and other equipment to avoid making an unnecessary mess.
Not wearing correct protective wear:
Wear clothing that will protect you and at all times you should be wearing goggles, gloves and enclosed non-slip shoes.
Failing to display safety signs:
When doing anything involving floors ensure that safety cones and ‘slippery-when-wet’ signs are easily visible.
Overextending the work area:
Keep the floor sectioned off and strip the floors in manageable segments.
Improperly diluting the floor stripping chemicals:
Read the instructions carefully. If in doubt, always use cold water to dilute any chemicals for the safest (and best) results.
Walking on the floor before it has dried:
This is a big no-no. Don’t walk on the wet floor under any circumstance, wait until the floor is completely dryUsing a wet/dry vacuum and not using a defoamer:
A defoamer is important because it helps stop the formation of foam leaving a proper sheen.
These are some simple mistakes that are easy to make but are also very easy to avoid. There should be no reason for your floors to suffer unnecessarily.
If you’re looking for a professional cleaning service in Melbourne that won’t be breaking any of these rules, it may be time to contact Envy Cleaning Solutions – Commercial Cleaners in Melbourne. There’s nothing quite like the stunning shine of a freshly stripped and polished floor. We have the expertise and equipment to turn your dull floor into an impressive feature.