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How to protect the hardwood floors of your pub

February 19, 2016 / britta

There are a lot of interesting pubs and bars in every city and a common design they all have are hardwood floorings. It’s understandable since this type of flooring is classic and sturdy at the same time. It fits the decor and the ambiance of any pub which usually relates to boldness and strength.

However, it can be said that maintaining a pub’s wooden flooring can be a bit taxing. Firstly, the high volume of traffic that the place gets during happy hour and the weekends can take quite a toll on the hardwood floors. Different shoes and soles walk on it day and night. Secondly, people visit the bar whenever they can and in whatever weather they find themselves in. The customers can track in snow, dust, mud, dirt and water whenever they go barging in.

Fortunately, most pub owners don’t mind the crowd since it’s good for business. What’s even better is the fact that one does not need a lot to help protect the hardwood floors of a pub. Here are some quick, easy tips that most pub owners and barkeepers can apply in order to keep the place in tip-top shape.

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 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. Keep in mind 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 it 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. It’s advisable to mop and clean the wooden floors with a damp, flat mop with microfibre.

Also, be careful of using products on the floors. Avoid using ammonia or wax with urethane finish. Instead, use lemon gel floor cleaner and the likes because it has natural PH that does not damage your floor nor dull out its polish.

Vacuuming is also a good way to get the grime and dust from a high volume traffic area of wooden flooring. Compared to sweeping, using a bare floor attachment with the vacuum can ensure that most dust and grime 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 out immediately to prevent any lasting damage.

Finally, 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 top condition, weathering any weather or a surging crowd of thirsty customers. Contact us at Phone:+44 20 8994 4778 today!

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