This post is the third in a series on what stripping and waxing floors is and why it’s important. If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.
Why is stripping and waxing floors important? (Continued)
To keep water and debris from infiltrating your floor. This applies to many types of flooring, but it’s particularly important for tile floors. Have you ever seen a tile floor where the edges of the tiles are lifting, or even where tiles are missing? When tile floors don’t get the regular stripping and waxing they need, water and debris can infiltrate the gaps between the tiles, which over time dissolves the glue that holds the tiles to the floor, causing lifting, bubbling, chipping, loose or even missing tiles. A fresh coat of wax will re-seal the gaps between tiles and prevent this from occurring.
Because a well maintained floor is a safe floor. New Mexico is a very dusty place. Over time, that dust accumulates and can even get ground into the floor. Dust is very slippery, and when it accumulates it can cause a serious slip hazard. Floor stripping and waxing combats this danger in two ways. First, stripping removes dust that has been ground into the floor. Second, waxing makes the floor easier to clean, meaning it’s easier to keep dust free. Floor waxes are also specially formulated to increase traction and prevent slip and fall accidents. Make sure to maintain your floors for the safety of both your customers and employees!
How often do your floors need to be stripped and waxed?
Now that we’ve discussed what stripping and waxing floors is and why it’s important, you might be wondering how often you need to have this vital service performed.
Check back soon for Welcome to the Albuquerque SlipSafe Surfaces blog! Part 4. In the meantime, check out our page on stripping and waxing floors.