Over the last 3 months we have been extremely busy completing Floor Strip, Seal and Polishes nationwide for some of our Retail clients. This service is unique to every individual store due to a couple of factors, the condition of the floor, has it been well maintained and therefore in a reasonably good state, and the type of floor laid, is it Terrazzo, Vinyl or wood effect. Our trained operatives take all these factors into consideration before starting the process to ensure the floor comes up as good as new when the job is complete.
The Strip, Seal and Polish takes a couple of hours to complete from start to finish depending on store size. We have large Floor Cleaning Machines which minimises time and highly trained staff carrying out this service most evenings so are fully aware of the time constraints with the staff needing to have the store back as soon as possible to re-stock for the following day. The ideal when we arrive to carry out the Strip, Seal and Polish is to have a totally free shop floor with all dump bins and pallets moved, however we understand that the store has only just stopped trading as we arrive to start the job, and therefore the shop floor is still in a state were we can not start the Stripping process. To cause as minimal disruption as possible to the staff we generally start working on an isle by isle bases, therefore the shop staff can still be working at the other end of the store.
The run up to Christmas in the retail sector means longer trading hours, more customers, which intern means greater footfall and the floors suffer due to this if they are not well protected. The polish we apply forms a protective layer therefore the extra traffic and potential grit and dirt from peoples shoes does not affect the floor. After 18 – 24 months this polish starts to become worn, so we strip the polish back off, scrub the floor and reapply 2 coats of fresh polish. The bare floor has received no damage throughout this time due to the protection from the polish and the floor can last many years with minimal maintenance.
The Strip, Seal and Polish is something that really benefits the Retail Sector, it rejuvenates a tired looking dull floor and helps protect the floor long term, thus making huge savings as replacing floors can be extremely costly. Our company prides itself on offering a bespoke floor cleaning service to all within the retail sector, we offer a 24 hour responsive service and can be anywhere in the country with minimum notice. The results we achieve are excellent and therefore are gaining greater recognition within the retail sector and carrying out this service most evenings.
Below is a Before and After Image of a recent Floor Strip, Seal and Polish. The difference is Incredible and makes a real difference to the whole look of the store, as it appears cleaner and brighter.