Strip & Finish vs Scrub & Recoat: Which Floor Care Method is Right for You?

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Are your commercial floors in need of some TLC? There are a variety of floor care methods to keep them looking fresh and new. But, how do you know which floor care is right for you?

When it comes to maintaining your commercial flooring, at Jack Laurie Cleaning Services the two most popular options are a scrub and recoat or a strip and refinish. Both approaches have their own unique advantages, and the best choice will depend on the type of flooring, the level of wear and tear, and your budget.

Here’s a breakdown of a scrub & recoat vs a strip and refinish, and when to choose each:

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Scrub & Recoat

A scrub and recoat is a process that involves deep scrub, removing the top layer or two of the current floor finish and then applying 1-2 new coats of finish. This is a cost-effective way to maintain your floors and keep them looking shiny and new.

Benefits of a Scrub & Recoat:

  • Improves the appearance of floors by removing dirt, stains, and minor scratches
  • Enhances durability by adding a new layer of protective finish
  • Increases slip resistance by providing better traction
  • Eases maintenance by making floors easier to clean
  • Is more cost-effective than stripping and refinishing
  • Creates a healthier environment by improving indoor air quality and reducing the risk of respiratory problems
  • Improves safety by reducing the risk of accidents caused by slipping or tripping

When to Choose a Scrub & Recoat:

  • Your floors are in good condition, but need a deep cleaning and fresh coat of finish to restore their shine
  • You want to maintain your floors regularly to prevent wear and tear
  • Your budget is limited and you want a cost-effective solution

Strip & Refinish

A strip and finish is a more intensive process that involves removing all of the existing floor finish, and then applying 4-5 new layers of finish. This process is recommended for floors that have a significant amount of wear and tear, discoloration, deep scratches or for when you want to change the type of finish on your floors.

Benefits of a Strip & Finish of your Floors:

  • Provides a completely new finish that looks brand new
  • Allows for the repair of any damage in the finish, such as scratches or gouges
  • Is more durable than just a scrub and recoat

When to Choose a Strip & Finish:

  • Your floors have significant wear and tear, scratches, discoloration and/or damage
  • Your floors have an outdated or unsuitable finish
  • You want to completely change the look of your floors
  • Your budget allows for a more extensive restoration process

With years of experience in janitorial cleaning and floor care in Indianapolis & Fort Wayne, Jack Laurie Cleaning Services has the experience & team to handle all your floor care needs. Contact us today for a free assessment.

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