Hard Floor Care
CC Cleaning is committed to caring for your hard floors. We understand that the only way to protect the investment into your space is by properly monitoring and maintaining your floors. We regularly maintain all types of floors, weather its hardwood, vinyl or tile we have a solution and program that will fit your budget.
Use proper tools to clean your floor – a mop paired with a machine washable, microfiber pad for dusting and cleaning. Electrostatic action attracts dirt, microparticles and common household allergens.
Avoid using water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on your hardwood floors. Vinegar and water actually dull the floor’s finish over time, while soap and wax leave residue. Steam cleaners put heat and excessive water on your floor, which can lead to cupping and long-term damage.
Regular dusting and cleaning keeps hardwood floors looking new. But protective mats can further your floor’s life. Use natural rubber rug underlayments with a waffle pattern in entry ways or high traffic areas, and use felt floor protectors on furniture.
Depending on the amount of traffic in your home, we recommend polishing the floors every 2-3 months with hardwood polish and sanding and refinishing approximately every 3-5 years.
Monthly Schedule – Polish
Polishing your floor every few months is a great way to clean hardwood flooring. Polishing renews and refreshes the finish that protects your hardwood floor. With floors that have some kind of protective sealant, it is the finish that is getting the most attention when we clean—not the actual hardwood. Polishing your floor fills in microscopic scratches and evens out a floor’s protective surface. Polishing a hardwood floor is not a difficult task and can be done with a minimal amount of effort.
Yearly Schedule – Deep Clean
With all the abuse we put on our hardwood floors, consider giving your floor a deep clean or a sand and refinish every 3-5 years. Sanding and refinishing your floor completely removes the old protective finish and replaces it. If your floor has some deep scratches or gouges, sanding and refinishing can repair this damage, leaving you with immaculately clean hardwood flooring.
Here are some extra tips that will lead you on the best way to clean hardwood flooring:
• Use Mats. Place mats or rugs at entryways or other traffic areas to minimize the amount of dirt and debris that gets onto your floors. Make sure the protective coverings you use are designed for wood floors. Some rubber-backed mats can trap moisture, damaging floors in the process.
• Things to Avoid. Avoid using water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on your hardwood floors. Vinegar and water actually dull the floor’s finish over time, while soap and wax leave residue. Steam cleaners put heat and excessive water on your floor, which can lead to cupping and long-term damage.
• Traffic Concerns. As you come up with your maintenance routine, remember that the overall use of your floors will dictate how often you need to clean. High-traffic areas may need to be mopped or polished more often, while less-frequented floors can go a bit longer between more intense cleanings.
Finding the best way to clean hardwood floors will take some time and patience, but with the right tools and techniques, you’ll be able to keep your floors looking their best. Remember that the time you spend maintaining your floors pales in comparison to how much time you’ll spend enjoying your floors.
Our Vinyl Floor 10 Step Stripping Process
- Sweep the floor clean of all dirt and dust. Scrape up gum, tar, and other sticky substances.
- Strategically place caution signs on flooring.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions as you mix stripper chemicals.
- Next, mop the vinyl floor with your prepared solution. Make sure you mop only areas 12’ x 12’ to achieve maximum affect or your solution will evaporate and dry on the surface creating a bigger problem. This process will take time. Be patient.
- After 10 to 15 minutes have passed by on that 12’ x 12’ patch of floor, fire up the floor machine and stripping pad and go over the surface – again, make sure you do this before the solution evaporates or dries. Always work in a circular pattern.
- Next, so as not to damage your vinyl floor after stripping, get your wet vac with squeegee attachment and go over that area to make sure all solution is lifted from the floor to avoid damage.
- Using a clean mop and clean water, rinse the vinyl floor.
- After the vinyl floor is dry, wipe your hand across a section of the floor. If you notice any powder residue on your hand, you must repeat the rinse process.
- The second to last phase for that 12’ x 12’ section of floor is to add the sealer. Vinyl floors become porous and trap dirt. The sealer will fill in those gaps to prevent this from occurring. Apply a couple of coats to be sure.
- Finally, it is time to add the top coat to your vinyl floor. Using a wet polyester mop, apply the first coat evenly. Wait at least 20 minutes for the first coat to dry. If upon touch you still feel it damp then wait until it is dry or applying your second and final coat will be useless. Repeat the process, but this time with a drier mop. You may need to apply up to five coats of finish.
CC Cleaning loves this process. We love taking dirty spaces and making them shine. It is hard, tedious work and the costs for your time, effort, and materials probably aren’t worth doing it by yourself. CC Claning provide proper care and maintenance to all your commercial floors to keep it clean, looking great, and usable for many years of service. A representative will be glad to visit your site and discuss a vinyl floor maintenance program that will meet your needs and budget.
Hard Floor Care: Tile and Grout Cleaning
Over time, tile floors and grouted surfaces lose their shine and luster. Scrubbing and mopping do not generally yield the results needed for a deep clean. Because grout is porous and absorbs all the dirt and debris on it, mopping only removes surface soil and not the embedded dirt that causes the grout to become dull. CC Cleaning can restore tile and grout to a better clean. Our grout-sealing product helps maintain the cleaned grout for months and makes your regular maintenance more effective. Our seasoned staff combined with the latest cleaning equipment is the most effective way to restore your tile and grout.