Carpet tiles are now the common office flooring because they are easy to install, relatively inexpensive and they blend well with any floor including the wall textured. But the greatest advantage of carpet tiles is that they are easy to maintain- although professional services is required, daily care is very simple. With your busy schedule, you can lower overhead cost by installing carpet tiles- you will lower the number of employees in your office.
In addition, carpet tiles are available in many materials and designs, you can comfortably choose the one that meets your needs. For example, if your office has high traffic, you only need to install flooring that can withstand high traffic without losing its aesthetic value. Ceramic tiles are durable and highly resistant. Cleaning ceramic tiles is quite easy to because they resist dirt better and you can clean with water and mop. They are also quite hard and resistant to slipping. In addition, carpet tiles are ideal for offices because they reduce the footstep noise, and replacing any damaged or torn section is very easy.
Your office outlook is very important, and can shout the kind of services your client should expect from you. Carpet tiles should also be maintained properly to preserve their beauty and prolong their lifespan. The following are 7 tips to maintain your office carpet tiles:
Vacuum or dust.
To protect carpet tiles from losing their colour, it is good to vacuum or dust at least once or twice per week using a clean-dry mops dust. If you don’t dust or vacuum, chances are dirt, sand and grit will scratch tiles or discolour your grouts. To reduce the potential damage from high traffic, use areas rugs or mats near the entrance. Damp mop office carpet tiles with diluted solution of a mild cleanser at least twice every month.
Use neutral pH cleaner.
For routine daily care, use a neutral, pH balanced cleaner to remove dirt and stains. Carpet tiles are impervious to most dirt and debris, and thus not heavily stained. But with time, it can become heavily stained. Although there are many products you can use to clean your carpet tiles, neutral pH cleaner is an excellent choice because it is compatible with many tiles and grouts of your choice. You should keep the tiles well maintained by removing dirt and stains and mopping regularly
Use alkaline cleaner.
If your office has heavy oil or grease stains, use an alkaline cleaner formulated for carpet tiles. Household cleaners containing ammonia, bleach or abrasives are not good because they may discolour carpet tiles, or worse, etch it permanently.
Remember to check the manufacturer’s label for the best cleaner to use when tiles are stained by grease or oil.
You can also take protective measure, for example, avoid use of sharp objects to remove stains. Some people scratch off stains using sharp objects such as scalpel. This is not recommended as it will permanently damage your carpet tiles.
This is actually the first thing you should consider. Proper installed tiles will have a great look and are not prone to damage. It is good to hire professional service provider- this will save you time and replacing costs.
Fix any broken or scratched tiles. Even though sealants are not always useful on carpet tiles, they can help protect your office counter as well as the high traffic areas, highly susceptible to grout stains. Repair any broken tiles immediately to prevent further damage, and also ensure grout is added when and where the tile breaks.
Look for professional services.
Although carpet tiles are easy to care and maintain, to preserve their original colour and also prolong their lifespan, it is very important to ask for professional carpet tile cleaning services. They are skilled and experienced in cleaning tiles- they will make inspections and also recommend where replacing and grout should be added. They have equipment that will clean your carpet tiles far better than you can do. Ensure you ask for professional service at least twice every year.
These are very important tips yet easy to implement tips. When properly followed, you will enhance the beauty of your office, prolong tile life and also save repair as well as overhead costs.