Here’s how to keep hospitality floors clean and infection free

Here’s how to keep hospitality floors clean and infection free


When cleaning their premises, many hospitality owners focus on surfaces such as tables, chairs and benches. These are all areas where bacteria can spread rapidly. However, across hospitality businesses, one area is often overlooked, especially in rush periods. This is hospitality floors. 

The primary reason for this is that these business owners don’t understand that bacteria on the floor can spread throughout the premises. They typically have good knowledge of how bacteria from a surface can infect a person through touch. But, they don’t associate this same risk with the floor, as people are protected from bacteria through their shoes. However, a simple act such as picking up a dropped coin or a child playing on the ground allows floor bacteria to spread throughout a business. 

Therefore, the following blog will investigate good hospitality infection control and how cleaning floors regularly interplay with this. 


Hotels and Restaurant’s Cleaning Procedure: How Often To Clean Floors

The frequency of cleaning hospitality floors relies significantly on the work carried out. For example, a restaurant that deep fries many of its menu items will need to clean its floors with Rubbermaid Mop Pads at least once every two hours. This will prevent contamination, but primarily, it will improve the safety of the facility by removing potentially hazardous oil spills. 

Other aspects of hospitality, like hotel room bathroom floors, will only need to be cleaned once daily with Disposable Mop Pads. However, rooms, such as public bathrooms and restaurant dining areas, will need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To elaborate, during rush hours, bathrooms may require more frequent mopping compared to quieter periods, such as when the premises first opened. Having a dedicated staff member or manager assigned to analyse the cleanliness of these rooms each hour can ensure they do not become overly contaminated. 

Keeping hospitality floors clean: Consider the type of flooring 

Rubbermaid Microfiber Mops and cloths are proven to trap pathogens to create infection-free hospitality floors. But, to ensure you are cleaning your premises as effectively as possible, you must consider the type of flooring. This may dictate how often it needs to be cleaned, the detergent you need to use and which direction you need to mop. If you are looking for more information, you can access our hospitality cleaning resource centre at any time.

Some examples of the difference that flooring can make to the cleanliness of hospitality premises. 

  • Hardwood Floors – Waxed hardwood floors require a drier clean than other types of flooring. When cleaning these floors, you must use Rubbermaid Mop Pads with only a portion of the liquid you would use for other cleans. Using a Microfiber dust mop pad before wet mopping to remove dust and dirt can achieve a better cleaning performance.   
  • Laminate Flooring – Infection is best controlled on this type of flooring using a dry mop. Cleaning this flooring regularly can avoid stains, which often require damaging heavy chemicals to clean.

It’s best to always consider the cleaning guide of your hospitality flooring before executing a cleaning schedule. This will prevent damage to your flooring, such as dampness or mould, where bacteria can breed and hide. 

Clean soiled floors immediately 

Above, this blog mentioned that specific floors or settings determine how often cleaning needs to take place. However, hospitality owners and managers must remember they must clean their hospitality floors immediately when soiled. Some examples of visibly soiled floors include spilt drinks, vomit or dirt from the bottom of shoes. 

Though bacteria cannot be seen, each of these examples provided has come from an external source. As an example, the drink likely came from a customer who knocked it off their table. Therefore, it is probable that this liquid contains germs and bacteria from their person. If they were sick or infected, this can transmit to others if it is not cleaned effectively. 

Remember. When mopping, customers must be notified with a wet floor sign. This can minimise slips, trips and falls and prevent them from hurting themselves on your premises. 

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