The first and most important element in a successful commercial and industrial floor care program is developing and maintaining the optimum floor care service schedule. By scheduling routine and periodic floor maintenance at the right frequency, you will extend the life of the finish, protect your floors, and reduce the frequency of stripping and refinishing procedures. Routine daily floor maintenance prevents dirt from embedding in the surface and creating gradual discoloration, topical wear, and surface abrasion.
VCT floor maintenance frequencies will wary from building to building, among different sections of a building, and even among different areas of a room or hallway. For example,
restroom floors are usually damp mopped every day, while resilient floors in hallways and office space are more typically mopped on a weekly schedule. Traffic lanes generally need periodic spray buffing, more frequently than peripheral areas. Entrance mats may require vacuuming several times during the day, while infrequently used stairwells, on the other hand, might be swept once a week or even less often. Developing floor service schedules for each area of the building that are based on the actual conditions in the building, not some rigid, preconceived, one-size-fits-all plan is very important.