How to Protect Your Commercial Flooring During the Summer

Summers in Anaheim are known for being beautifully sunny. However, with that comes extreme heat, high humidity, and damaging sun exposure. While you’re probably aware of these damaging effects on your person, you may not consider how these factors are also damaging your commercial flooring. In order to protect your investment, you should take additional steps during the summer months to protect your commercial flooring from the heat. Here are a few easy ways that you can do so, and therefore extend the lifespan of your beautiful commercial flooring.

Counter Humidity Levels

One major risk to the quality of your commercial flooring is high humidity levels. Humidity can cause commercial vinyl floors, wood floors, and other types of industrial flooring to expand, which can cause gaps, cracks, and other hazards. If condensation forms in your commercial flooring, this can also cause your flooring to grow mold, which will become a health hazard for your workplace. Floor cupping and buckling is also a possible result of high humidity and resulting moisture. Having your floor edges or sub-surfaces raise can require costly repairs or entire flooring replacement, so it’s important that you take steps to control the humidity inside of your building and protect your commercial flooring.

Sunlight Protection

When it comes to almost any object, extended exposure to direct sunlight will result in color fading. This is just as true for commercial flooring as it is for furniture or anything else. During the hottest hours of the day, cover your flooring using blinds or drapes. Blinds will allow you to angle the sunlight so that you still receive some natural light in the space, but you won’t have extreme amounts of sun that could potentially fade your commercial flooring over time.

Regular Maintenance

During the summer months, everyone enjoys spending time outside. This can increase the rate at which your employees or customers track mud, dirt, allergens, and other contaminants into your office. Sticking to a routine commercial flooring maintenance schedule will help you keep your flooring clean, fresh, and allergen-free all summer long. While scheduled maintenance should be performed all year round, it’s most essential in summer, and you should try to increase the frequency of maintenance services during this time. Not only will it extend the lifespan of your commercial flooring, but it will also keep your employees happier and healthier.

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