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Knowing When Floor Buffing Should Be Done and How to Do It

Knowing When Floor Buffing Should Be Done and How to Do It
We aim to help you understand when you should think about floor buffing and how it all works.

If you’re on the hunt to find a way to bestow your floors with a new shine and gloss, you’ve come to the right place. What we’re talking about is floor buffing, which can be used to make floors pop like never before and are a fantastic solution for all kinds of spaces but especially commercial buildings, where that spotless look is essential. That said, you may not recognize when it’s time for you to consider buffing and all the benefits it can offer, such as removing scratches or scuffs. We aim to help you understand when you should think about floor buffing and how it all works.

How Often?

If you’re working with flooring that experiences high foot traffic, you may need to think about buffing your floors every month. This is key to keeping that brand new, shiny look that will impress guests. This is also important because all that buffing helps your floors last longer by removing debris and scratches. Monthly buffing may seem like overkill but when you think about it, you could be extending the life of your floors by quite a bit.

On the other hand, low traffic areas may only need to be buffed between every three to six months. If you’re buffing this irregularly, you may want to keep a schedule just so you remember to stay on track and this important task doesn’t get left behind.

Why Floor Buffing?

Think of buffing as the deep clean that you’d give to any other surface. Provided you have the right tools and technique, you can buff most kinds of flooring including vinyl, concrete, tile, wood, and laminate. 

We generally categorize buffing in two ways: spray buffing or dry buffing. Spray buffing uses a liquid that removes the dirt from the floor and can remove scuffs, level out the surface, and make things shiny again. This is more common but dry buffing is an option as well and uses machines much more powerful than spray buffing does. In this case, the mechanical action is so strong that it smooths everything out and removes marks. We recommend that only professionals give dry buffing a shot.

What’s the Process?

First, the area must be prepared by putting up signage and keeping foot traffic away from the space. You also want to do a basic cleaning of the floor first by mopping or sweeping up. Then, if using a spray buffing machine, you can apply your buffing solution. After this, move the buffer machine across the floor in sections that are around 3 feet by 3 feet. Rotate the machine to get maximum coverage. Move backwards while doing this to avoid slipping on floors you just buffered. You may need to hold the machine over spots that are especially scuffed up for a bit. Be sure to clean all materials after finishing up!

Commercial Cleaning Services from A 360 Cleaning

A 360 Cleaning has provided Maryland with a top-notch professional cleaning and janitorial services for over 12 years. We don’t cut corners and ensure that every customer is satisfied with their cleaning. Whether you need a glitter spill cleaned up or an entire office building, we are happy to help! We currently serve the following areas: Baltimore, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park. To explore how we can help keep your facility clean all year long, give us a call at 410-852-5800 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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