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  • Claudette Robb Ross

Classic Wood Floors in New York City

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

New York City is home to such a wide variety of building architecture that it would be impossible to classify one type amongst the many.  But tucked within those gleaming industrial towers of industry are the true gems to be found in the older historical buildings.  Some of these structures have been there since Manhattan started called itself a city, and while furniture styles and paint colors get updated with the times, the wood floors showcase the character of offices lucky enough to be located in these places and need regular upkeep to keep them looking their best.

While most agree that gleaming wood floors give even the most professional spaces charm and warmth, keeping them looking their best can be a challenge.  Mostly, this is because buildings that have those gorgeous floors often have way less attractive, ancient ventilation systems.

No matter how often those surfaces are treated and waxed for maintenance purposes, if you aren’t regularly cleaning them with the appropriate solvents for the specific surfaces, you might as well just install carpeting.  Using the same sloppy mops with dirty water and harsh chemicals that they use in industrial buildings will destroy the veneer on the floors, and possibly be caustic to employees who must work in those areas.  Moreover, not giving those surfaces regular, thorough cleaning at all will leave floors dull and contribute to overall allergens in the air – also leading to illness in employees.

The solution is simple.  Hire a professional who knows what they are doing to regularly clean those beautiful wood floors with cleansers that are strong enough to kill bacteria and allergens, but safe enough for the floors to maintain their gleam and for working people to breath the air while doing their jobs.  That way you can enjoy the benefits of working in a lovely older building with character but avoid some of the ongoing sanitation challenges that come with those same buildings.

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