Every commercial business that receives customers each day generally has a long list of maintenance requirements to complete on a regular schedule. Stripping and waxing floors is a task that doesn’t need to be completed daily or weekly, but rather a few times throughout the year, or as needed. But exactly how often does it need to be done, and what does the process entail?

When to Wax

The primary factor that will determine when you need to perform the stripping and waxing of floors in your commercial business is going to be the amount of foot traffic that your floors receive. If your business sees hundreds of customers a day, you’ll notice that the floors get much dirtier than normal at a faster rate. But it’s not just the dirt; heavy foot traffic can wear down the floor finishing, which means you’ll need to wax more often. 

Another thing to consider is the type of business you own. If aesthetics are an important part of your business and you want to provide a welcoming, luxurious experience for customers, you may want to consider stripping and waxing your floors every couple of months. 

What Does Stripping and Waxing Involve?

Before you can re-wax a floor, you’ll need to strip it. In order to do this, you (or a professional) will use a stripping chemical. It is sprayed and left on the floor to loosen up dirt and old wax. After a few minutes, it can be scraped up, along with the wax. 

Once the old wax is stripped away, you can then refinish the floor with new wax. There are a variety of methods that can be used for waxing, and professionals will be able to provide the best service and quality materials. 

Why Wax

If you’re considering skipping out on the wax finish of your commercial business’ floors, you may want to rethink. Waxing makes the floors much more durable as it offers a layer of extra protection from damage due to foot traffic. It can also make the floor more level, which makes it safer for people walking through. 

Professional Floor Waxing & Cleaning Services in Beverly, Salem & Burlington, MA

While stripping and re-waxing floors can seem like a large task, a professional cleaning service like Brenner Facility Services can help you finish your floor quickly and efficiently as well as help with routine maintenance. Contact them today to keep your floors as beautiful as possible by calling (978) 224-1100 or by filling out our online form