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Why Should You Strip and Wax Your Facility’s Floors?

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Waxing and stripping your facility’s floors may seem like an extra cost in your budget that only improves the look of things, but it does much more than that. If you run a school or university, you may shy away from stripping and waxing floors because it doesn’t seem like an effective use of money. But in fact, regularly stripping and waxing floors will save you money in the long run, in addition to making your facility shine.

What is the point of stripping and waxing floors?

The first thing people think of when stripping and waxing floors is how it will look after. Anyone can tell when a floor has recently been waxed, it shines brightly and brings a fresh look to the room. While this is definitely a positive, it’s not the most important benefit. If you’re looking to use your school or university’s budget more effectively, stripping and waxing floors will help.

The main benefit is that it protects your floors. Floors in schools and universities have thousands of people walking on them every day. This scuffs up flooring wears it down and dirty it. By stripping the floor, you’re getting rid of any dirt and scuff marks that have accumulated. Then, when it’s all clean, that cleanliness is sealed in by the waxing. The wax creates a barrier that protects the actual flooring from damage. If you regularly strip and wax your floor, you’ll dramatically reduce the odds of needing to replace the flooring which is much more expensive.

How often should you strip and wax floors?

Like any maintenance, it’s determined by how much wear and tear your floor gets. In schools and universities, the recommendation is two times per year. This keeps the flooring shining brightly and protected from the damage of thousands upon thousands of footsteps each day. In large areas like schools and universities, the stripping and waxing process can take weeks. This rules it out for when school is in session, but it fits conveniently into summer and winter break times.

It also depends on how many students you have. If you’re a small elementary school, it may not be necessary to do it twice a year. But if you’re a university with tens of thousands of students, you may need to do it more than twice a year. Keep an eye out throughout the year to see how long the shine on your floors last and how much wear and tear builds up.

Adams Complete Cleaning & Restoration | Floor stripping and waxing

If you want a job done right, you need to call in the experts. The experts in stripping and waxing floors work at Adams Complete Cleaning & Restoration. Our crew will strip every bit of scuff and dirt from your floors, apply a protective layer of wax, and polish the floor until it shines. Plus, we’ll work efficiently to reduce as much as possible the amount of time your flooring is out of commission. We’re constantly looking for new ways to improve our methods so that we can always offer our customers the best possible value for their money and protection for their flooring.

To schedule stripping and waxing appointment for your school or university’s flooring, give us a call at (586) 945-3507 or send in an online contact form today!