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How to care for the hardwood floor of your pub!

April 19, 2017 / britta

There are lots of interesting pubs and bars in every city and something that they often have in common is the hardwood floor. It’s understandable since this type of flooring is classic, sturdy and hardwearing at the same time. It also fits in with the decor and the ambience of most pubs.

However, it’s been said that maintaining a pub’s wooden flooring can be a bit taxing and hard work to look after. Firstly, the high volume of traffic that the place gets during opening hours can take quite a toll on the hardwood floors as different shoes and soles walk on it constantly day and night. Secondly, people visit pubs whenever they can and in whatever weather they find themselves in, which includes; in snow, rain and sunshine – so they bring in dirt, mud and water! Fortunately, most pub owners know that crowds of people are good for business so they don’t mind.

Here are some quick, easy tips that most pub owners and barkeepers can follow in order to keep their hardwood floors in tip-top condition.

Polish is important

Having a pub and trying to maintain its theme, most owners might not care if the hardwood floors are polished. However, putting aside the glossy look, having the pub’s floors polished does more than just making it shiny. Polishing the floor ensures that the wooden structure or planks are protected from the soles of the people marching constantly in and about the bar.

The polish acts as a protective layer for the varnish or the finish of the wooden floor. At the end of the day, a pub’s owner will be more concerned about how to protect his investment and everyone knows solid hardwood floors are not that cheap to buy or install. So, it’s important to use non-slip polish to avoid slip-ups and accidents from happening.

Mop and clean regularly

Mopping the wooden floors of a pub or restaurant is indeed one of the best ways to keep them clean. But, one also has to think of the longevity and preserving the wooden floor while cleaning. The easiest way we usually think of mopping the floor is with water. Unfortunately, mopping the wooden floor with water does more damage than good, so, it’s advisable to mop and clean the wooden floors with a damp, flat mop with microfibre.

Also, it’s extremely important to be careful when using products on the floors. Avoid using ammonia or wax with a urethane finish. Instead, use a lemon gel floor cleaner and similar because it has natural PH that does not damage your floor or dull its polish.

Vacuuming is also a good way to get the grime and dust away from a high volume traffic area. Compared to sweeping, using a bare floor attachment with the vacuum can ensure that most dust and grime that gets in between wooden floorboards are sucked out and thoroughly cleaned.

Deal with spills ASAP!

Since the pub is a place to drink, spillage is inevitable! As much as the owner would want to protect his or her wooden bar top and wooden floors, there is just no preventing spills and water rings. The best way to protect the pub’s floors, tables and bar tops is to have paper towels and microfibre wiping cloths at the ready. Wipe or mop spills up immediately to prevent any lasting damage.

In any environment, walking on a dirty floor is the fastest way to damage the finish. So, be sure to clean your floor regularly.

Finally, we suggest that you invest in getting the help of professional cleaners to thoroughly take care of the pub or bar hardwood floorings and fixtures. RPC Cleaners have highly trained experts who can effectively carry out the maintenance of a solid wood floor’s PH as well as keep it in tip-top condition, weathering any weather or a surging crowd of thirsty customers!

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