Storefronts get multiple customers a day six to seven days a week. The floors of a business are one of the first things to wear out because of how much foot traffic there is. Winter conditions make the situation worse not just from wet unmelted snow tracking in on shoes and melting all over the floor. The other biggest issue is the ice melt that’s being used on the sidewalk and the parking lot. Normal ice melt can be damaging to pavement and concrete so it’s no surprise that it can take a toll on the floors. The great news is that you can take action now to prepare for the winter traffic by replacing the entrance mat, having regular cleanings, and more! Here’s how to protect your business floors this winter.
Reseal Hard Floors: Floors have a protective seal as the very top layer protecting the floor from the normal traffic during business hours. Refinishing and resealing the floor will extend its lifespan. It’s important to get the floor resealed during the summer months because the colder weather could affect how the finish dries. Cold weather could crack or peel the new finish.
Floor Neutralizer: Normal floor clear doesn’t always clean ice melt. In fact, the mixture could do more damage to the floor than just the ice melt on its own. The best solution is to use a floor neutralizer specifically designed to dissolve the hard water film, soap, and chlorides in the ice melt. If you want to avoid dealing with the heavy coating normal ice melts have, switch our environmentally safe ice melts! Check out our shop here!