4 Cleaning Tips for Rubber Flooring
Durable, shock absorbent, safe and sanitary are just a few reasons why rubber flooring is a necessity in several kinds of facilities. Whether rolled commercial rubber flooring or interlocking rubber tiles are used depends on the facility type and use. Either way, this protective material is ideal because it provides a level of comfort and safety other types of flooring simply can’t.
For people on their feet for long periods of time, rubber floors are much more comfortable than hard floors because of their absorbent nature. The flexible material is both shock and noise absorbent, making for more pleasant work and play environments. It is used often in public areas, such as gyms and shopping centers, because of its built-in slip-resistant qualities.
Additionally, rubber flooring is extremely wear-resistant, resists mold and bacteria growth, plus can stand up to years of high volumes of traffic, making it a top choice for healthcare facilities, schools and day cares, exercise and fitness centers, industrial facilities, retail and restaurants; just about any type of building can benefit from this flooring.
Another great feature of rubber flooring is ease of maintenance. Highly stain-resistant, it can handle all sorts of spills and cleans up quickly. But, just because rubber hard floor is easy to take care of does not mean it doesn’t require regular maintenance. Ground in dirt can dull the surface and wear it down. Here are a few tips to help keep your rubbing flooring looking new:
- Daily vacuuming or damp mopping will help keep your floor shiny and free of dirt and debris.
- Don’t use harsh cleansers, solvents or oil cleaners which can damage your floor! If these types of chemicals are accidently used or spilled on the floor, rinse immediately with water. Contact your local Coverall Support Center with any questions or concerns.
- Don’t use abrasive brushes or pads as they will scratch the surface. Use softer brushes or material such as microfiber to wipe your floor.
- While many rubber floors are water-resistant, don’t use too much water. The water could cause the adhesive to pull away. Clean up spills right away.
As with any type of floor or carpet, routine maintenance can extend its life and keep it looking good for years. Work with a professional cleaning company experienced in various types of hard floors and the type of care each needs. The wrong chemicals or equipment procedures can break down the floor or cause damage, such as color loss or bleeding and cracking or peeling.
Coverall Franchised Businesses are knowledgeable in cleaning and caring for rubber and hard floors, as well as carpets, and can recommend maintenance programs that work with your floor’s particular needs. Learn more about Coverall floor care services or schedule an appointment today!
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