We recently replaced our old dance floor. And I’m wondering how to maintain it on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Since it is a dance floor there is a certain amount of wear and tear. I would like to know what you would recommend to use for cleaning and polishing. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
It’s great to know that you are looking to maintain your new dance floor. A hardwood floor, especially a commercial hardwood floor, is a great investment. Being a commercial dance floor, there are a lot of hazards and abuse that your floor will be subjected to. There are several ways that you can keep that floor looking and performing great for years to come.
Here are some tips for protecting your commercial dance floor:
- Clean up liquid spills immediately. Moisture and can damage a hardwood floors by seeping into cracks and gaps and swell the hardwood floor.
- Dust, dirt, and debris can grind into the hardwood floor when walked on, thus wearing and dulling the finish, so sweep the floor nightly, using a microfiber dust mop, such as the
Bona Kemi Commercial Cleaning Pad.
- Damp mop the floor with a spray on hardwood floor cleaner such as Bona Hardwood Spray Mop and cleaner at least weekly, or when needed.
- Screen and coat your floor every 6 months with a commercial grade hardwood floor finish, such as Bona Traffic. This requires a professional hardwood floor refinishing company to come in and lightly buff the floor with a screen, and then apply a maintenance coat.
Because the experiences and preferences of flooring companies vary, it’s important to keep in mind that when you choose a professional to refinish the floors, they may recommend a different brand that is of equal quality that they are more comfortable working with. Be sure to discuss this with your flooring professional so they know what your needs and concerns are.