The hard floors in a building or home are subjected to constant daily wear that can compromise the shine and finish. Tiles can be scuffed, scratched, chipped, or knocked loose and the mortar joints between them can accumulate dirt and debris that make even the cleanest floors look dirty. Concrete and wood flooring can accumulate stains and cracks and may even shift, settle, or become uneven. The fact is that a good floor should be well cared for.
Floor Care Starts with a Quality Finish
The finish on a floor is more than merely a good shine. A smooth and shiny finish does tend to bring out the beauty of various flooring materials, but it’s also the primary defense against wear and ultimately against failure. Even the hardest wood flooring in Huntington Beach, CA can be quickly damaged by regular use if it lacks a proper protective finish.
A quality finish preserves the natural beauty of the underlying material by providing a smooth, hardened, and wear-resistant coating between the flooring and the user. The finish can fill in irregularities such as minor cracking and excessive joint spaces between tiles or strips of wood flooring. The finish also provides a protective sealant to prevent staining and absorption of damaging moisture. It’s important to make sure a high-performance finish is applied and cared for regularly by Great Scott Maintenance.
Cleanliness Isn’t Just for Show
A floor that is dirty, stained, and neglected certainly doesn’t look good but cleanliness isn’t only about appearance. The dirt, debris, and spills that accumulate on a floor will accelerate wear on the finish and cause staining that could be permanent if it’s not addressed quickly. Friction between foreign material and the floor can have an effect similar to walking across wood flooring with coarse sandpaper for shoes. Liquid spilled onto the floor will quickly seep through any weak spots in the finish, resulting in stains.