3 Ways You Can Prevent Shoe Marks on Your Floors

01 Sep, 2017 - By mattek

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When you walk around with your shoes on, you can often leave scuff marks and debris stains on the floor. In most professional environments where leather shoes are part of an employee’s uniform, floor stains are inevitable. Rubber soles, heels and protective shoe tips are a few of the common causes of scuff marks on the floor.

If having your employees and guests remove their shoes is not an option, here are three ways you can prevent damage to your floors.

Proper Floor Care

Waxing your floors keeps them polished, minimising scuff marks. The more regularly you wax, the less risk there is of permanent damage or staining. If you do not wax your floors, or do so only infrequently, marks and debris can penetrate the surface of the flooring material, creating permanent stains.

Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials such as steel wool and dry sponges. Instead, use a soft rag to wipe the floor. When you have finished, go over the floor with a clean towel to prevent moisture damage.

Professional Maintenance

Since floors are an investment, it is a good idea to consult a professional to maintain their quality. Following the advice they give you, and cleaning the floors regularly should be sufficient to keep the surfaces stain-free and to prevent new marks from appearing.

In a corporate environment, organising a maintenance schedule during work-heavy weekdays could be difficult. For offices with no obligatory weekend work days, have the flooring consultants visit your office on a Saturday to ensure a clean floor in time for the next working day.

Quality Mats

Another excellent preventative option to avoid floor stains is a mat. MatTek has a wide range of office floor mats and custom outdoor floor mats that are designed to keep your floors clean. Our Multi Scrape mat has coarse ribs with powerful scrub qualities that remove the dirt and debris from footwear. The high-absorbing polypropylene surface dries wet shoes quickly, avoiding moist grime on the floors.

MatTek wants to help you prolong and preserve the spotless appearance of your floors. For a quote, email sales@mattek.com.au.

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