Floor Services

The key to maintaining a variety of floor surfaces is to keep abreast of the trends, know what covering and what finishes you’re dealing with and make sure you have the right procedure for the right material.

Terrazo floors

Terrazzo is the combination of a binder material, such as cement or an epoxy, with an aggregate, such as marble, granite, plastic or glass. The floor can have a rich, low-luster finish or a high-gloss shine, depending on the customer’s preference.

Terrazzo floors are easy to maintain, according to the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. In a list of recommended cleaning procedures, the NTMA suggests minimum care standards should include daily sweeping and weekly damp mopping with a neutral cleaner. Use clean rinse water, mops and pails.

Wood floors

Wood floors also can be finished with wax or top-coat-only products. Wax products are made by using a combination of sealers and stains, which penetrate into the wood. Several coats of wax protect them. Top-coat products consist of a thin layer of finish over the top to protect the wood.

Marble & Granite

Natural stone flooring is gaining in popularity because of the range of colors and a perception of affluence in facilities that use these types of flooring, says Danny Boyd, regional sales manager of Georgia Marble Co,Tate, Ga.

Granite is the oldest and hardest stone. Colored flecks contrast with the smooth veins of color found in marble. Marble has varying degrees of density and stone integrity.

Granite and marble care are essentially the same — very high maintenance. To keep them looking good, Boyd recommends dust mopping at least two or three times a day in high traffic areas. Also, spot mop with a rayon mop head.

Boyd also suggests applying a sacrificial coat of finish. Once a night, auto-scrub with a White pad and a neutral cleaner.

If years of abuse or improper maintenance have dulled the stone, marble floors can be restored to their original beauty. Southern Coast Janitorial recommends calling a marble contractor to handle the job. Sanding and refinishing will run about $3.50 per foot. Vinyl, Congoleum floors : Common cleaning

Preparation of Mopping

  • Cleaning solutions, where used, will have been mixed thoroughly and in the proportions specified without undue spillage of either solution or rinse water.
  • Proper precautions will have been taken to advise building occupants of wet and/or slippery floor conditions.
  • The space to be mopped will have been properly prepared for the mopping operation by sweeping the floor area as necessary and otherwise clearing of visible debris.
  • Floor Mopping

  • The mopping work will have been performed in such manner as to properly clean the floor surface, care is to be taken to see that the correct type and mixture of cleaning solution, if required, has been used. Proper extraction methods will be used to eliminate residue buildup in seams and discoloring of grout.
  • All mopped areas will be clean and free from dirt, streaks, mop marks, and strands, etc.; properly rinsed, if required, and dry-mopped for an overall appearance of cleanliness.
  • Walls, baseboards, and other surfaces will be free of watermarks, scars, or marks form the cleaning equipment striking the surfaces and splashings from the cleaning solution and rinse water.
  • Care will have been taken throughout the mopping operation to prevent the liquids and equipment from coming into contact with electric outlets located in the floor areas or baseboards.
  • Preparation of Floor Area For Waxing

  • The floor area will be free of dirt and dissolved wax particles, cleaning material residue, streaks; mop strands, and otherwise be thoroughly cleaned.
  • Walls, baseboards, furniture bases, and other surfaces will be free of watermarks, marks from the cleaning equipment, and splashings from the floor cleaning solutions.
  • Waxing

  • The surface waxed will have the proper wax applied in accordance with best operating practices.
  • The wax will be applied thinly, uniformly, and evenly in such a manner as to avoid skipping of areas, and allowed to properly dry before being polished.
  • Walls, baseboards, furniture, and other surfaces will be free of wax residue and marks from the equipment. Covering for wall protection will be used in areas where paneling or cloth is found.
  • The waxed area will be free of streaks, mop strand marks, skipped areas, and other evidence of improper wax application.
  • Buffing

  • The waxed or damp mopped surface shall have dried to the touch before being buffed.
  • Baseboards, furniture, and equipment will not be disfigured or damaged during the buffing work.
  • The finished area will be polished to an acceptable, uniform luster, and free of extreme highlights form the brushes of the machine.
  • Furniture Arrangements in Waxed Areas

  • All rug edges will be replaced to their proper position.
  • All moved items of furniture and office equipment will be returned to their original positions.
  • Care will have been exercised to avoid
  • Damage to building and/or office equipment during movement of the furniture, etc.
  • Preparation for Floor Scrubbing

  • The machine and other equipment will be checked and readied for work in a careful and thorough manner.
  • Additions of motor oil, where required, will be accomplished in a safe and careful way so as to avoid spillage and overfilling.
  • Cleaning solutions will be mixed thoroughly and in proportions specified without undue spillage of either solution or rinse water.
  • Operation of Machine

  • Only authorized personnel having sufficient instructions as to its proper and efficient operation will operate the mechanized equipment.
  • The scrubbing machine will be started and operated in a safe and reasonable manner.
  • Care of the mechanical equipment will be exercised at all times during its operation to avoid damage to personnel, building, and equipment.
  • Floor Scrubbing and Rinsing

  • Proper precautions will be utilized to inform the building occupants of wet and/or slippery conditions during the scrubbing operation.
  • The scrubbing work will be performed in such manner as to properly clean the floor surface with care taken to see that the proper cleaning solution is used.
  • All areas, including areas inaccessible to the machine and which are cleaned by means of deck scrubbing brushes and/or mops, will be clean and free of dirt, water
  • Streaks, mop marks and string; properly rinsed and dry mopped to present an overall appearance of cleanliness.
  • Walls, baseboards, and other surfaces will be free of watermarks, scars from the cleaning equipment striking the surfaces and splashing from the cleaning solution and rinse water.
  • Concrete Floors

    The cleaning and treatment of concrete is generally used to be able to seal concrete with various sealers like epoxy, Urethane sealers or even various paints.
  • We treat the concrete floors with degreasers and neutral cleaners to start loosening anything on top of the surface
  • We scrub the concrete with machine and special brushes to penetrate the pores or spaces where dirt hides or gets trap, in some cases even the wire brushing is needed or scraping this way the dirt is removed after being loosen
  • We rinse it up with power washing avoiding all the time the direct spraying on the surface, this can peel the concrete. The Concrete will be free of dirt, oils or solvents that will affect the sealers not to adhere all the way
  • Any application can follow with the surface in this condition free of particles, cleaning material residue, streaks; mop strands

  • Southern Coast Janiorial understands the concerns of our customers, and we make sure to provide quality office cleaning services for your company without compromising the security of your office or facility. Leave the office cleaning needs to the experts at Southern Coast Janitorial. For more information on our office cleaning services & rates please request a free estimate. Please use the QUICK QUOTE form above to request a free estimate today! We look forward to having the chance to exceed your expectations

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