CareGuard protective coating being applied to a bathroom tile floor

Signs It’s Time to Reapply Your Commercial Floor Coatings

Commercial flooring is designed to withstand a large amount of foot traffic. However, these floors must be properly cared for and maintained to help them last and look their best.

One of the ways that you can care for your hard floor surfaces and make them last longer is to have a professional apply commercial protective floor coatings to their surface. Protective coatings will bring the brilliance back, but with heavy use, the protective floor coating will wear down and require reapplication.

Many commercial building owners do not know much about these coatings, so they may not realize the benefits associated with them or the signs that indicate the coatings need to be reapplied.

Read on to learn more about commercial floor coatings and how you can tell when it is time to have yours reapplied.

What are commercial floor coatings?

Floor coatings are tough, protective layers used in applications where heavy surface wear or corrosion is expected. They are perfect for commercial spaces where you have a variety of hard flooring surfaces. Protective coatings help to safeguard and preserve the flooring material, ultimately allowing it to last longer.

Different types of commercial floor coatings are available, and the type you select may vary based on the type of floor you have, how long you want the coating to last, and your budget.

What are the benefits of commercial floor coatings?

There are numerous benefits associated with applying a commercial protective floor coating to your commercial flooring. A floor coating helps your flooring look its best, extends its lifespan, and keeps it from being replaced and sent to landfills.

Floor coatings help ensure your flooring makes a good impression on your customers, visitors, and employees. Coatings help protect your flooring from stains, scratches, scrapes, and the ravages of wear and tear.

One of the more unique benefits of commercial floor coating is that they make cleaning your floor easier and faster, helping to minimize the amount of time your janitorial team spends cleaning your flooring.

  • Convert from a harsh chemical regime to a green cleaning solution.
  • Decrease labor by reducing the time it takes to clean the floor.
  • Odor trapped in the grout is eliminated during the restoration process, and the protective coating seals the grout so that germs, bacteria, and other nasty beasties can't take hold.
  • Ease of maintenance – floors are easier to clean and keep clean.
  • Grout recoloring can bring a consistent look and eliminate stains and discoloration.
  • Restoration can be completed overnight, avoiding the hassle and cost of replacing your floors.

Flooring types perfect for a protective coating

Commercial protective floor coatings cannot be applied to all types of flooring options, such as carpet. They are primarily designed to be used on hard surfaces. Some of the most common types of flooring that can be treated with a performance coating include:

  • Tile & grout
  • Terrazzo
  • Exposed Concrete
  • Resilient (LVT, VCT, Linoleum, rubber, etc.)
  • Wood

If you have a question about coating a type of flooring not listed here, contact us to discuss your needs and if the floor can benefit from a protective coating.

Signs that it's time to reapply your protective floor coatings

A flooring coating is a great way to protect your commercial floors. However, as the floors are cleaned and walked across, the coating becomes worn and needs reapplication. Knowing when to reapply the coating helps to ensure your floor looks its best and is coated at all times. Here are some of the tell-tale signs that your flooring likely needs its protective coating reapplied.

Your floor is starting to lose its luster

A protective floor coating helps your floor to look shiny and new. As the coating wears thin, your flooring may have a non-uniform sheen or color. It may look dull or appear to have lost its shine altogether.

Your janitorial crew may try to shine or buff the floors, but chances are, it will not work. If your floor shows its age and looks dull and worn, regardless of what your cleaning crew completes, it may be time to reapply a protective coating.

The flooring does not look clean after being cleaned

One of the lesser-known signs that your floor's coating should be reapplied is a floor that looks dirty, even if it has been cleaned.

A protective coating gives your flooring a fresh and clean appearance. However, as the coating wears down, the flooring or the grout can start to look dirty. If your janitorial crew is spending the same amount of time – or even more time – as usual, and your flooring does not look as clean as it did in the past, it is likely time to reapply your protective coating.

You are thinking about replacing the flooring for aesthetic reasons

Your commercial flooring is one of the first things customers see when they enter your building. Flooring that looks dirty or unkept can leave a poor impression on your customers or clients. If your floor is starting to look rough or uncared for, you may consider replacing the flooring. But, before you do, you should try to coat the flooring or have a coating reapplied.

Protective floor coatings can breathe new life into an old or worn hard surface floor, which may save you from the cost and time associated with having a new floor installed.

The coating is nearing the end of its lifespan

The final indicator that your commercial floor coating may need to be reapplied is actually the simplest one. When your commercial floor coating is applied, the installer should provide you with an estimate as to how long the coating will last.

Most coatings will last anywhere from one year to five years, depending on the type of coating applied, the amount of foot traffic on the surface, and the care or neglect the floor has received.

Suppose your coating is nearing the end of its lifespan. In that case, you should have the coating evaluated by our CareTeam and possibly reapplied to ensure that your flooring looks its best today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

Why hire Corporate Care for your commercial floor coating needs?

At Corporate Care, we are deep cleaning and restoration specialists. We help corporate and commercial building owners improve the appearance, performance, and longevity of the surfaces in their buildings.

We have no vested interest in you replacing your floor. Just the opposite: we want to make what you have last as long as possible, look great, and stay out of the landfill.

We are committed to helping maximize the lifespan of the various surfaces in your space. We are also focused on sustainability. This includes using products that extend the life of your floors, such as commercial protective floor coatings. We also use green cleaners, reduce harsh chemicals, and defray the costs of prematurely replacing surfaces in your building.

We work with your commercial cleaning crew or janitorial services to offer solutions that help your surfaces last while making the floors easier and faster to clean for your cleaning crew.

Ready to revitalize and restore your commercial hard flooring?

If your commercial flooring has seen better days, now is the time to revitalize it and bring it back to life. Contact Corporate Care today and let one of our professionals work with you to either coat your commercial floor for the first time or reapply a commercial floor coating that may need to be applied again.


About Corporate Care – A sustainability company

Corporate Care exists to improve the appearance, performance, and longevity of every surface in the commercial buildings you manage – reducing capital expenditures, stress, and management burden on facility managers from coast to coast.

As true surface care experts, we understand the unique properties and cleaning protocols every surface needs (or doesn’t) to look amazing and comply with manufacturer warranties. We’re here to support your existing janitorial crew with cadenced deep restorative cleaning and tailored maintenance protocols – performed by IICRC®-certified cleaning technicians.

We are firm believers in restoration over replacement. Let’s reduce waste together!