FLOORS AT RISK OF DETERIORATION
Where do floors tend to wear out over time and what care is required to prevent this?
Our experts answers.
In which environments do hard floors wear the most?
High-traffic areas particularly increase the risk of wear and tear: for example, hard floors located in all environments related to public transport such as airports, subways, railways, and bus stations are subject to the continuous passage of people, increasing the possibility of wearing out over time. Floors found in schools, shopping centers, and sport arenas that host major events run the same risk.
In addition, material plays a key role: wooden floors tend to get damaged earlier, especially if they are located in congested areas.
How can you take action in the most at-risk environments?
Floor wear is more frequent especially when adequate cleaning is lacking: these delicate areas require frequent cleaning to prevent dust and dirt particles from being trampled on, damaging surfaces.
Carpets should be placed outside buildings to clean shoes before entering, but they are often missing or not functional due to their poor quality.
In what types of environment is a clean, shiny floor most crucial?
Floors should be cleaned everywhere, no matter where they are. Brilliance can take on greater importance when a floor is made of wood or polished stone: for example, marble and granite surfaces tend to lose their brilliance when they are not properly treated.
Speaking of environments, hotels and shopping centers must keep floors clean and shiny to convey a professional and neat image to their customers.
How can a floor be kept looking pristine even when it receives a particularly high level of wear and tear?
First of all, it is important to avoid the passage of dirt from the outside to the inside by using a carpet. It is also essential to use cleaning tools suitable for the type of floor and the level of traffic, without forgetting the right cleaning frequency: you can use the best equipment but if you clean little, you risk floor deterioration over time.
What is the optimal procedure to follow and what tools should be provided?
Dusting is a fundamental step that must be done frequently, especially in high-traffic areas: the fine dirt that remains on the floor is subject to continuous friction, which ends up ruining the treatment, with a consequent loss of brilliance. It is pivotal to choose professional dusting systems suitable for the type of surface and the size of the environments to be cleaned.
Filmop offers synthetic and cotton mops available in sizes from 40 to 160 cm and highly professional microfibers, included those with long loops, which stand out for their high collection power.
We also offer an exclusive range of disposable cloths that allow you to remove even the smallest particle of dust. It includes disposable cloths soaked with mineral oil, designed to capture and retain even the dust invisible to the naked eye without leaving traces or marks on the floor. They can be used with Spark holder with rubber blades for dusting all kind of smooth floors among which parquette, marble, porcelain and linoleum.
Washing is another important step: there is nothing better than microfiber for effectively cleaning hard floors. The wide range of Filmop microfibers ensures truly unrivaled cleanliness: the very thin filaments penetrate into the microporosity of the surface, capturing the dirt. They can be used with Globo mop holder for an efficient and effortless cleaning as well as with ErgoDrop tank handle, ideal for spot cleaning or floor washing in small-medium environments.