Dance Floor Cleaning: Tips for Cleaner Spaces in Less Time

By Eric Michaels

  • Dance Floor Cleaning: Tips for Cleaner Spaces in Less Time
Dance Floor Cleaning: Tips for Cleaner Spaces in Less Time

If you are in charge of dance floor cleaning for a studio, bar, or ballroom, you are aware of the challenges these spaces present. Too much attention with chemical and liquid solutions can strip the finish and expose the wood to excessive wear; too little attention, and dirt collects in different patches, making your dance space look grimy and unappealing to visitors. To get the formula right, custodians should use a cleaning system built to clean effectively while treading lightly on the surface.


Common Mistakes When Cleaning Dance Floors


If you host salsa or swing parties in your establishment, you have guests who go to extremes in their dance routines. Excessive floor cleaning takes its toll on spaces where dancers expect consistency. Custodians should follow a routine of gentle yet thorough cleaning once a week to safeguard against floor inconsistencies. You will want to clean more often if you operate a busy studio, but be careful about the tools you put into action.


Autoscrubbers can wear out the fine-grain-textured materials most commonly used in dance studios and dance floors, even when your finish your floors regularly. Dirt collects on these surfaces when shoes constantly pass over them, but these machines can wear away the finish and leave wood exposed, shortening the useful life of the material.


Sending custodians to handle the job with a bucket and mop is the worst solution of all. Mops are ineffective at soil removal, leaving the floors only partially clean. This system makes a bad impression on visitors and could earn your business a poor reputation among dancers.


Better Dance Floor Cleaning


When investing in cleaning equipment, consider what it can do for your business in terms of image, productivity, and savings. Look for equipment that does not require multiple passes over the same space, and investigate how the cleaning action will affect the wood surface. The ideal cleaning system has a light impact while matching the soil-removal capabilities (99.4 percent) of an autoscrubber.


Drying times are another important matter to consider. While custodians will likely finish their cleaning long before customers make their way to a dance floor, slow-drying floors can cut into other employees' routines. Along with the risk of slips and falls, there is also the inconvenience of workers tiptoeing around the floor during setup.


Finally, remember that cleaning solutions matter when you want to preserve the quality of your floors and limit chemicals used in your business operations. Choosing a cleaning system with automatic chemical injection takes the complexity out of the equation for your crew. You want a machine that basically operates itself so your staff does not have to waste time on the learning curve. With an automatic cleaning system, they only need to pass over the floor once, and they can be far more productive during a day's work. Better dance floor cleaning is possible when you have the right tools at your custodians' disposal.


Click here for information about versatile cleaning equipment that works in restrooms and on dance floors alike.


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