What is Floor Stripping and Waxing?

Floor stripping and waxing is a common maintenance task that is performed on many types of flooring, including vinyl, and linoleum. The purpose of this process is to remove the old wax(Finish) and any dirt or grime that has built up on the floor, and to apply a new layer of wax to protect the surface and give it a shiny, attractive appearance.

Floor stripping and waxing typically begin with the application of a floor stripper, which is a chemical solution that is designed to break down the old wax and any other debris that is stuck to the floor.

This solution is applied to the floor using a mop or a special floor stripping machine, and is allowed to dwell for a short period of time to allow it to work effectively.

Once the floor stripper has been applied, it is time to begin the actual stripping process. This involves using a floor stripping machine, which is a specialized piece of equipment that is designed to remove old wax and debris from the floor. The machine typically has a large rotating head with scrubbing brushes or pads, and is pushed across the floor in a back-and-forth motion.

As the floor stripping machine is used, the old wax and debris is lifted from the surface of the floor and collected in the machine’s holding tank. This material is then disposed of properly, and the floor is rinsed with clean water to remove any remaining stripper solution and debris.

Once the floor has been stripped, it is time to apply the new layer of wax.

This is typically done using a floor waxing machine, which is similar to the floor stripping machine but has a different type of rotating head and pads. The wax is applied to the floor in a thin, even layer, and is allowed to dry for a short period of time before it is buffed to a shine.

Floor stripping and waxing is a labor-intensive process that requires specialized equipment and chemicals. For this reason, it is often performed by professional cleaning companies or janitorial services, rather than by building owners or managers. However, it is an important part of maintaining the appearance and longevity of many types of flooring, and can help to keep a building looking clean and well-maintained.

In addition to the visual benefits of floor stripping and waxing, there are also practical benefits. A properly waxed floor will be more resistant to scratches, scuffs, and other types of damage, and will be easier to clean and maintain on an ongoing basis. This can help to extend the life of the flooring, and can save building owners and managers money in the long run.

Overall, floor stripping and waxing is an important maintenance task that should be performed on a regular basis.

By removing the old wax and applying a fresh layer, building owners and managers can help to keep their floors looking clean and attractive, and can protect their investment in their flooring.

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Regularly stripping, cleaning and waxing the floors in your building will enhance their overall appearance while also protecting them from wear and tear. Plus, you’ll extend the life of your floors – ensuring they look better for longer. With Exclusive Cleaning Services’ expert help, get professional floor care that guarantees satisfaction every time. Schedule your free assessment today and find out how we can support you and your business needs.

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