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Professional Floor Refinishing: 5 Things You Didn't Know

Professional Floor Refinishing: 5 Things You Didn't Know

Hard and resilient surfaces far surpass carpet as the flooring of choice for commercial spaces, totaling $3.5 billion in sales in 2021 alone. This growing popularity in hard commercial flooring means an increase in demand for flooring maintenance services.

Commercial cleaners can do more than vacuum, sweep, and mop. Professional floor refinishing, along with polishing, buffing and burnishing depending on the surface, are necessary maintenance tasks that improve the look, and extends the useful life of, your commercial floor. Broaden your understanding of floor refinishing with these five things you probably didn’t know about professional floor refinishing.

1. Buffing and Burnishing

Not all floors require a full refinishing service. With proper, routine care, such as buffing, and burnishing, your commercial floor can have that “like-new” shine for years before a full strip and refinish is required. If you see your flooring not look as clean or bright as it used to, speak to a commercial cleaning professional to see if a buff or burnish will be sufficient or if a strip and refinish will be required. These processes will not only bring back the luster and shine of the floor and extend the life of the previous finish, but they may also land at a fraction of the cost.

2. Refinish a Variety of Flooring Materials

Floor refinishing services can benefit a wide range of commercial flooring materials. A high-quality floor refinishing company will know how to address each type of flooring material. This includes concrete, stone, ceramic, porcelain, and vinyl composite tile.

3. It Is a Multi-Step Process

Quality floor refinishing is a multi-step process that requires someone with experience to perform each step. During the first phase, stripping, the old coats of finish are removed. This creates a uniform base by exposing the flooring’s surface. The next step includes deep cleaning and making any necessary repairs, such as addressing scrapes and scuffs. The final step is the actual refinishing. This should be multiple coats to increase the durability of the coating and develop a high gloss shine.

4. It Takes a Couple of Days

Professional floor refinishing is not a quick process. Beware of less reputable floor refinishing services that claim to complete the process in as little as a couple hours. Because it is a multi-step process, it takes time. Once completed, there needs to be ample time for drying and curing before the floor is completely dry and safe for walking on. At The Common Good Cleaning Company, we pride ourselves on working with our business clients’ schedules. It is important to be as unobtrusive as possible to prevent operational losses from the business closing during its normal operating hours.

5. Floor Finishing Protects

High-quality floor refinishing does more than just add shine to your floor. Refinishing services not only improve the floor’s look but also protects it. The multiple coats added during the refinishing process will protect the floor from stains and embedded soil. The protective coating also holds up to the leaching effect that happens from frequent cleaning.

Schedule Floor Refinishing

If the flooring in your commercial space doesn’t have the shine it once had, it could be time for servicing. Our flooring experts can meet with you to assess the current condition of your floor to determine the best course of treatment. At The Common Good Cleaning Company, we specialize in creating customized service plans for each of our clients.

Request a schedule for floor refinishing services to maintain your commercial space.

Our services are available in the following areas: Eagan, Plymouth, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, and throughout the Minneapolis - St. Paul Metro area.


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