One of the most disruptive and costly repairs that businesses owners end up having to make is floor replacement. If possible, replacing your floors should be avoided at every turn.
Here is just a glimpse of how much it could cost to replace your business floors:
2019 Floor Cost Analysis
The typical range for 2019 lands between $1,500 and $4,500. For subflooring, those costs range from $490 to $720. Costs can vary based on the type of flooring, the size of the floor area, and your location.
Check out this breakdown of average costs by floor type:
- Average cost to install wood: $4,240
- Average cost to install vinyl or linoleum: $357
- Average cost to install laminate: $2,816
- Average cost to install ceramic or porcelain tile: $1,588
Keep in mind that these are the averages. There may be additional cost factors like sales taxes, distance to the job site, testing and remediation of hazardous materials, general contractor fees, permits and inspection fees, and any work that has to be done around electrical, plumbing, HVAC and more.
And here’s the kicker: While all this work is being done on your floors, you’ll be losing potentially thousands of dollars because your business isn’t able to function without floors. You’re looking at hours and hours of lost or highly reduced productivity, or having to close down your business entirely while these repairs are being made.
But it doesn’t have to come to this. There are prevention strategies that you can start today so that you never have to face the huge cost of repairing or replacing your floors.
Floor Protection Strategies
There are a few different ways that floor damage occurs, but the two most common boil down to dirt and moisture. Tracked-in dirt and debris can become embedded in the cracks in your floors, or lead to scratches. This can cause the finish to wear out. On the other hand, moisture can seep under your floorboards, damaging the structure of your floor or encouraging the growth of mold.
Here are two tried-and-true ways to prevent damage from dirt or moisture:
1. Learn proper cleaning techniques.
While moisture can get tracked in from the outside, one of the ways that moisture can permanently damage your floors is through incorrect mopping methods or cleaning chemicals.
You want to make sure not to use too much water, so that whatever water you do use is able to dry quickly. It’s also important to use a dust mop to remove as much dirt and dust as possible before using your wet mop. Also, make sure that you’ve researched the best cleaning solution for your floor type.
2. Invest in high-quality floor mats.
The second part of your prevention strategy should include an in-depth floor mat plan. Floor mats can scrape off dirt and moisture from the bottoms of shoes before it reaches your floors.
For the most effective strategy, make use of both scraper mats and entrance mats at both your main and side doors. Also, make sure that your mats are being processed on a regular basis so that they don’t become ineffective at catching all that dirt and moisture.
NDC Mats Will Help You Protect Your Floors
If you’re looking to get started on your prevention strategy, then contact NDC! We offer a wide variety of floor care products, from a huge selection of mats to high-quality dust and wet mops.
When you work with NDC, you’ll never have to worry about running out of clean mop heads or trying to repair your floor mats. We deliver everything directly to your door, picking up products and processing them so that you’ll always have the most effective tools on hand.
To learn more about how we can help you avoid the costs of floor repair, get in touch with NDC Mats today!