Yesterday, I presented a quote to a small medical lab whose floors had really deteriorated, because their current janitorial service charges extra (a LOT extra) for refinishing (applying "floor wax") - and likes to refinish often, because they are not burnishing in between.
Vinyl tile requires regular maintenance - to retain appearance, and to help provide a safe, injury free workplace. While glossy floors may look slippery, modern floor finishes meet or exceed Federal standards for traction, even when wet; they are generally more slip resistant than bare tile.
Frequent burnishing (ultra high-speed buffing) hardens the finish; harder finish wears longer, so needs less frequent refinishing. Burnishing is quick and inexpensive; refinishing is not. As a bonus, the floor looks a lot better - ongoing.
We offer our clients (we're a janitorial service in Phoenix AZ)"full-service" — burnishing, refinishing, carpet cleaning, windows, ceramic scrubbing — on a regular schedule, pro-rated into the monthly bill. No extra charges, no surprises, and the place looks good ongoing. Often doesn't cost more than a "let it deteriorate, then restore it" approach.
A bit about us:
My firm, CBN Building Maintenance, provides commercial cleaning services in Phoenix AZ and the wider metro area. We've been in business since 1974; hold the BBB's A-plus rating; and have long been in the forefront of the industry in environmentally sensitive cleaning for health, safety and security. Our program can generally improve Indoor Air Quality, in the size range of most allergens, by a factor of 50%, as reflected in our ongoing IAQ sampling.