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Title: Top Floor Care Tips Based on Traffic Conditions


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TR A F F I C CO N D I T I O N S DI C TATE FLO O
R CA R E
  • Soils such as sand, dust, and grit are generally
    not a significant problem for floors until people
    and equipment are introduced to the environment.
    These dry soils have sharp edges and when walked
    on or rolled over, they can start abrading,
    eroding, and otherwise damaging the floor and its
    finish.
  • The number of people and mechanical vehicles
    traveling on a floor is referred to as traffic,
    and the amount of traffic on the floor will help
    determine the amount and type of cleaning and
    maintenance the floor will need.

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LOW TRAFFICCONDITIONS
A low-traffic environment is a small space where
approximately 100 to 500 people may walk through
each day. Examples include small offices or
retail stores. Daily sweeping and vacuuming is
required to remove light debris, dust, and other
soils. Weekly wet floor maintenance should be all
that is needed to maintain a thorough clean.
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FLOORING FORLOW TRAFFIC
CONDITIONS Due to the low volume of people filing
through each day and the minimal maintenance
required, low traffic conditions have the
greatest range of optimal flooring types that can
be considered. Options include hardwood,
laminate, tile, natural stone, carpet, vinyl, and
cork, for example.
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MEDIUM TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
A medium-traffic environment encompasses smaller
class "A" and class "B" buildings. These
facilities typically have 500 to 1,500 people
walking through them each day and will require
daily cleaning. In addition to a daily sweeping
or vacuuming, a wet maintenance routine at the
end of each day is needed to maintain a thorough
clean.
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FLOORING FORMEDIUM TRAFFIC
CONDITIONS
Medium traffic areas can use a mix of flooring
that both the low and high traffic areas can
utilize. Examples include commercial bamboo,
tile, solid hardwood with a strong hardness
rating, and concrete, for example.
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HIGH TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
High-traffic facilities face anywhere from 1,500
to 100,000 people or more every day. Examples
include large office buildings, sports complexes,
hospitals, schools, and transportation centers
like airports and bus stations. These floors are
constantly being soiled and require floor
maintenance multiple times throughout the day.
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FLOORING FOR HIGH TRAFFIC
CONDITIONS High traffic conditions are best met
with tough, durable, and solid flooring that can
handle the wear and tear that the area will face
daily and over time. The ideal floor types are
ceramic that is rated 4 or 5 on the PEI chart,
concrete, natural stone such as granite,
limestone, sandstone, laminate flooring with a
thick layer of melamine resin, and engineered or
solid hardwood with a strong hardness rating.
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TRAFFIC PATTERNS VARY
It is important to realize that certain areas
within a facility may have multiple traffic
patterns over time or multiple traffic patterns
within the facility at any given time. As an
example of the latter, lobbies, primary walkways,
and entries into retail stores can be high-
traffic areas while other areas within the same
facility may have medium or even low traffic. To
ensure proper floor maintenance, cleaning
professionals need to be clear on which areas
need the most frequent attention and should
consider preventative care as well. This ensures
the floors are maintained, reduces costs, and can
help reduce restorative cycles.
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SOURCES
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  2. http//www.bir.org/industry/plastics/
  3. http//www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/plastics
    .htm
  4. http//www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagenamerecycl
    ing_facts_and_stats
  5. http//www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagenamerecycl
    ing_facts_and_stats
  6. http//www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/plastics
    .htm
  7. http//www.bir.org/industry/plastics/
  8. http//environment.about.com/od/recycling/a/benefi
    ts-of-plastics-recycling.htm

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SUMMARY
Traffic coYditioYs priwarily dictate the level of
care aYd waiYteYaYce a facilitys flooring needs.
Maintaining the appropriate care program ensures
floors last a long time while boosting aesthetic
appeal and overall cleanliness of a facility.
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