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Commercial Floor Cleaning Services: The Hero Your High-Traffic Areas Need

If you’re unsure how to keep your carpets immaculate, worry not, as we’re here to guide you. Read on to discover the steps to take during the cleaning process.

But it’s time for a floor-health check-in: How are your carpet, area and Oriental rugs and hardwood floors handling all the abuse they get from foot traffic day after day?

Save money on repair and replacement costs by protecting the floors in your business or commercial space that see a lot of back-and-forth.

Maintain these areas with regular commercial floor cleaning services and make a good impression on everyone who enters.

High-Foot-Traffic Zones Need Special Attention

Taking care of your building’s carpet

How can you care for the carpet in high-traffic areas of your commercial space or office?

  1. Place mats at each entrance.
  2. Vacuum regularly.
  3. Rotate furniture.
  4. Invest in quality window coverings.
  5. Clean up messes or spills right away.
  6. Call in a commercial carpet cleaning company.

Lots of traffic in your business is a great thing. But it can cause carpet fibers to break down.

Once those fibers have taken a beating, dirt and grime have a clear path to make their way deep-down in and cause permanent damage.

Commit to regular maintenance and your office’s carpet will have a much longer life – and it’ll look great, too.

Here’s how to care for the carpet in your commercial space.

1. Place mats at each entrance

Putting mats outside the doors gives dirt a place to hang out before it makes its way into your building.

Mats go a long way in preventing the icky stuff from getting on the carpets, which is the best way to maintain the like-new look you want.

2. Vacuum daily

For a busy office, it’s recommended that you vacuum the carpet every day. If you don’t get a lot of foot traffic, you may be able to get away with three times per week.

Regular vacuuming will protect the carpet fibers from the debris that will try to wiggle its way in.

3. Rotate furniture

Moving office furniture around on a regular basis will keep the carpet from getting worn in one area and prevents permanent dents from forming.

4. Pay for high-quality window coverings

Everyone loves the sunshine, but the UV rays can cause your carpet to fade. Blinds or curtains will reduce the amount of sun that hits the carpet, ensuring that it will last longer and hold onto its color.

5. Clean up messes and spills right away

No matter how careful you try to be, accidents will happen. Jim from accounting will spill his coffee. Susan from customer service will drop her cherry danish. It happens.

Act quickly and clean up the mess before any wetness soaks into your carpet.

6. Depend on your commercial carpet cleaning company

If you want your carpet to last and to NOT be a turn-off to everyone who comes into your business, you must have your carpets cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. Every few months is a good rule of thumb to follow.

The deep cleaning will take care of the dust, dirt, debris, and allergens that wreak havoc on your space, and keep your office’s carpet looking great.

Caring for the area and Oriental rugs in your office

How to care for area and Oriental rugs in high-traffic areas of your office

  1. Every quarter, rotate the rugs.
  2. Oriental rugs are NOT doormats.
  3. Protect them from the sun.
  4. Say no to dents.
  5. Become besties with your commercial area and Oriental rug cleaning company.

Oriental and area rugs are just as vulnerable to wear and tear as carpets, but they have a leg up in one big way: They’re portable.

Here’s what you can do for the rugs in your commercial space.

1. Rotate the rugs each quarter

Four times a year, give your rugs a little spin. It’ll cut down on the wear-and-tear of the frequent foot traffic.

A good way to remember is to align with other quarterly activities you have to do for your business.

2. Oriental rugs are NOT doormats

Oriental rugs are significantly more fragile than their hardy cousin, the doormat.

The Oriental and area rugs in your commercial space should be far from entrances to reduce hard wear, protect their aesthetic qualities and ensure a long life.

3. Protect rugs from the sun

Those damaging UV rays will have the same consequences on your rugs as they do on the carpet.

But remember the big advantage area rugs have? They’re portable, so it’s a lot easier to keep them out of direct sunlight.

4. Say no to dents

This one’s pretty simple: Putting casters under the legs of chairs, desks and conference tables will help you avoid dents and other damage from crumpled rug fibers.

5. Become besties with your commercial floor cleaning company 

The deep cleaning that only a professional rug cleaner can provide will get rid of the dirt AND allergens that accumulate in the fibers.

Your friends at Hammond Knoll may pick up your rug and deliver it back to you (if you’re in our service area!) after it’s had a good cleaning at our “spa.”

Hardwood floor care for your business

How to care for hardwood floors in the high-traffic areas of your business

  1. Vacuum/sweep daily.
  2. Mop 2-3 times a week.
  3. Use doormats made specifically for use on hardwood.
  4. Use protectors for the bottom of furniture.
  5. Block the sun.
  6. Bring in the big guns: AKA your commercial floor cleaning company.

Oriental and area rugs are just as vulnerable to wear and tear as carpets, but they have a leg up in one big way: They’re portable.

Here’s what you can do for the rugs in your commercial space.

1. Rotate the rugs each quarter

Four times a year, give your rugs a little spin. It’ll cut down on the wear-and-tear of the frequent foot traffic.

A good way to remember is to align with other quarterly activities you have to do for your business.

2. Oriental rugs are NOT doormats

Oriental rugs are significantly more fragile than their hardy cousin, the doormat.

The Oriental and area rugs in your commercial space should be far from entrances to reduce hard wear, protect their aesthetic qualities and ensure a long life.

3. Protect rugs from the sun

Those damaging UV rays will have the same consequences on your rugs as they do on the carpet.

But remember the big advantage area rugs have? They’re portable, so it’s a lot easier to keep them out of direct sunlight.

4. Say no to dents

This one’s pretty simple: Putting casters under the legs of chairs, desks and conference tables will help you avoid dents and other damage from crumpled rug fibers.

5. Become besties with your commercial floor cleaning company 

The deep cleaning that only a professional rug cleaner can provide will get rid of the dirt AND allergens that accumulate in the fibers.

Your friends at Hammond Knoll may pick up your rug and deliver it back to you (if you’re in our service area!) after it’s had a good cleaning at our “spa.”

Hardwood floor care for your business

How to care for hardwood floors in the high-traffic areas of your business

  1. Vacuum/sweep daily.
  2. Mop 2-3 times a week.
  3. Use doormats made specifically for use on hardwood.
  4. Use protectors for the bottom of furniture.
  5. Block the sun.
  6. Bring in the big guns: AKA your commercial floor cleaning company.