By: Summit Building Services On: January 27, 2016 In: Services Comments: 0

Regular floor cleaning and maintenance can save you big money over the long run. Each type of floor will have it’s own distinct performance levels and will need a specific maintenance strategy. There are several different processes for floor cleaning and maintenance, and below we’ll go over some terms and strategies.

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When it comes to floor cleaning there are many terms that people often do not understand or are unsure of. Floor waxing, stripping and sealing, buffing and burnishing are some examples. When a customer contacts Summit Building Services we decide which floor service is best for them depending on their description of their floors.

1. Floor Waxing

Floor waxing involves stripping your floors via a stripping solution (Summit Building Services also offer “stripperless” wax removal using diamond pads) and a stripping machine. This removes the old layer of floor finish or wax that may be scratched or stained. Once this layer is removed, a new coating of wax is applied to your floors. This will make your floors shine and look bright again.

2. Buffing and Burnishing

Buffing is a short term way of making your floors shine. A buffing machine will work out any surface scratches there are in the finish. This will make the floor surface flatter which gives off more glow. Buffing will also smooth out your floors reducing the chances of a slip and fall accident. Burnishing is basically the same process as buffing just at a higher speed for higher shine and restoration of more damaged and scratched floors.

3. Floor Scrubbing

Sometimes a simple floor scrub may be what is required. Floor scrubbing is generally done on a regular basis to prolong the need of other floor cleaning and maintenance tasks. Floor scrubbing will help remove small dirt particles that if not cleaned up will scratch floors and make them lose color. This may be paired with a top-coat of finish to restore shine and luster.

Give us a call! We would love to show you how we can not only improve the appearance of your facility’s floors, but save you money in the long run by improving your floors longevity. Call Summit Building Services for the best in office cleaning services at 330.802.5008 or find us online at