Floor Cleaning

Floor cleaning services by Upstate Janitorial is about making you shine.



Floor Cleaning: Perhaps you want a glossy look or a wet look? Or maybe a matte finish is what you are after? Knowing your goals will help us make better recommendations to you on maintaining the floor and keeping the look after the stripping and waxing are done.


Before new wax can be put on the tile floor, the old wax has to be removed. The process of removing the old wax is called “stripping.” The process is also a “wet” process, meaning we use liquid chemicals mixed with water. While the floor is being stripped, maintaining a “traffic-free” area will be necessary because the floor becomes slippery and even dangerous if someone falls. We prefer to do our Stripping and Waxing service after regular business hours. However, if necessary, we can do it during business hours to suit your needs.


Now that the old wax has been removed, it’s time to start laying down the new wax. Putting new wax in layers or “coats of wax” will require traffic-free time. Depending on the Floor Waxing Service Provider, the number of layers sometimes will vary. However, it would help if you were getting quotes on 100% coverage. We came up with 100% coverage by the wax’s ratio of solids to liquids. What the heck is a solids-to-liquid ratio? Right? Well, without getting too scientific, let me explain. Let us say we will use 1 gallon of wax as one coat. The wax that we will be using in this example is 25% solids. So, in this example, we will need four coats of wax. That’s 25% x 4 = 100%.

Drying time between layers of wax will also vary, but usually, 30 minutes to an hour is average. There are also about 4 hours after the last coat before using the floor again or putting furniture back on the floor. Also, the moisture in the air or humidity can play a role in dryhttp://contacting time.

Do you have an old tile floor that needs a little TLC? We will put a shine on your old VCT floor and make your VCT tile floors snap to attention. Contact Upstate Janitorial today for your flooring needs.