October 25, 2022

The fine art of floor cleaning

It stands to reason that floors can be disgusting. You walk on them. Spill on them. And they probably see more wear and tear than any other part of your business.

At Kleenrite, we take immense pride in making floors sparkle with cleanliness. Like anything, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Here’s a little glimpse into the magic that is floor cleaning.

The first consideration is the type of floor you have. Is your business carpeted? Does it have ceramic tile? Vinyl? Is it waxable? Non-waxable? Or maybe a combination? Here’s a quick glimpse into a few of the most common flooring surfaces.


Carpet can take a real beating with all sorts of unmentionable things getting ground into it on a daily basis. So, we use a super-duper power vacuum to lift anything and everything out of the fibers. Come deep cleaning time, we give it a good pre-treatment, then rev up a heavy-duty carpet cleaning machine, which cleans and rinses, while sucking up as much of the filthy water as possible so it dries quicker.


Ceramic floors are durable but they need regular cleaning to keep debris from scratching both the tile and grout. We start by sweeping or vacuuming to get rid of dirt and debris. Then we use a high-pressure spinner called a Turbo Jet to make it all sparkly. Hey, just because ceramic tile doesn’t support the same level of microbial madness as carpeting doesn’t mean your time floors are safe from germs.


Concrete isn’t just for highways. When properly sealed, concrete can be a solid non-porous and stain-resistant flooring for certain types of businesses as well. To keep them clean, we remove debris with a broom or vacuum. Then, we give it a good mop job with a special solution and rinse.


To keep laminate floors looking great, we run a vacuum over it to remove any dirt and debris from the cracks and crevices. Periodically, we give it a good damp-mop treatment for a good deep cleaning. We avoid using polish or wax as well as any abrasive cleaners for fear they might damage the protective finish or scratch the floor.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks. If you want to know more about floor cleaning, call us and ask for Tim. The guy knows more about cleaning floors than you could ever imagine. But once you get him going on the topic, he can geek out about it for hours. Consider yourself warned.