Understanding the Strip & Finish Process: A Guide to Deep Cleaning and Revitalizing Your Floors

A strip and finish (also referred to as strip and wax) is a process that is used to deep clean and revitalize a commercial floor. The process involves removing the old layers of wax and finish from the floor, cleaning and rinsing the floor thoroughly, and then applying new layers of floor finish.

Commercial floors are often subject to heavy foot traffic and wear and tear, which can result in dirt, stains, and scratches on the surface of the floor. Over time, this can make the floor look dull and worn out. A strip and finish is necessary to remove these surface imperfections and restore the floor to its original shine and luster.

The strip and finish process involves several steps. First, the old layers of wax or finish are removed from the floor using a chemical stripper and a floor machine. This process removes all dirt, stains, and buildup from the surface of the floor. Once the old wax or finish have been removed, the floor is thoroughly cleaned using a neutral pH cleaner to remove any remaining residue.

After the floor has been cleaned and rinsed, new layers of finish are applied. These layers serve as a protective barrier for the floor, preventing scratches, scuffs, and other types of damage to the actual flooring material. The new finish also gives the floor a glossy, attractive appearance that enhances the overall look of the space.

A strip and finish is a necessary process for deep cleaning and revitalizing commercial floors. By removing old wax and finish, cleaning the floor thoroughly, and applying new layerof finish, the floor is restored to its original shine and protected from future wear and tear. This process is essential for maintaining a clean, attractive, and safe environment for customers and employees alike.

Hiring a professional cleaning company, like Jack Laurie Cleaning Services, to perform a strip and finish on your floors is important because we have the expertise, proven processes, equipment, and cleaning products needed to ensure that your floors are thoroughly cleaned and restored to their original shine. Attempting to strip and finish floors on your own can be a time-consuming and difficult task, and can even lead to damage if not done correctly. 

Our floor care teams in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne have the experience and knowledge to handle the process efficiently and safely, leaving you with clean, attractive, and protected floors. Contact us today for a free assessment.