The floors in your business are an investment and should be treated as such. More often than not, however, your floors are the least cleaned surface in you building even though cleaning your floors is incredibly important to their maintenance.
The dirt and debris that builds up on a daily basis can damage your floors and cause them to wear out faster than they should. This is why we recommend having an arsenal of floor cleaning supplies on hand to help you keep your floors clean and make them last as long as possible.
Here are the floor cleaning supplies your workplace needs.
Carpet Cleaning Supplies
To keep your commercial carpets clean you’ll want a variety of carpet cleaning supplies from spray cleaners to vacuums to a carpet cleaning machine. Here’s a list of the essential carpet cleaning supplies your business should always have on hand.
A high-powered vacuum is the most essential piece of carpet cleaning equipment you need. We recommend using an energy saving LEED certified vacuum, like this Henry Canister Vacuum.
Carpet Cleaning Solutions
There are two carpet cleaning solutions we recommend you have on hand: 1. a spot remover and 2. A carpet protector. We recommend using a spot remover that also has bio-enzymes, like Biokleen Plus Carpet Spot and Stain Remover. This will not only remove spots, but remove odors as well.
Carpet Cleaning Machine
Lastly, it’s important to have a carpet cleaning machine. Depending on the traffic in your business, your carpets should have a deep clean, with a carpet cleaning machine, every 1-3 months. This will remove dust and allergens that can trigger allergies, as well as help your carpet last longer.
Tile and Grout Cleaning Supplies
Tile and grout require specialized cleaning products to ensure you don’t cause damage. Here are four tile cleaning supplies your business should keep on hand.
Mop and Commercial Mop Bucket
Tile Cleaning Solution
In addition to having a mop and bucket, you want to make sure you have the correct tile cleaning solution. We recommend using Clea’s Tile and Ceramic Cleaner. This tile cleaning solution deep cleans, but won’t damage your grout.
Tile Floor Scrubber
Lastly, consider investing in a tile floor scrubber, like the I-Mop. This scrubber will give your tile and grout a deep clean, removing dirt and allergens from within the grout.
Hardwood Cleaning Supplies
Hardwood floors need a more gentle approach to cleaning than carpet or tile. To keep your hardwood floors clean, here are three cleaning supplies you should have on hand.
A dry mop will pick up dust and debris off hardwood without scratching your floors.
Sponge and yarn mops should never be used on hardwood floors. These types of mop heads use too much water and can cause your floors to warp. Instead, use a microfiber mop.
Hardwood Cleaning Solution
Lastly, make sure you have the correct hardwood floor cleaning solution. Hardwood floor cleaners have a specific pH balance to ensure they don’t damage the wood. NEVER use a cleaner that isn’t specifically made for hardwood on your hardwood floors. We recommend using Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner for everyday use.