Traction levels on many walking surfaces can sometimes be improved simply by changing cleaning routines. A common mistake that facilities make is purchasing one kind of floor cleaner and expecting it to work well on multiple types of floor surfaces. Even though cleaners ma be marketed as “multi-surface,” it is better to choose products specifically designed for the type of flooring where they will be used.
Using the wrong cleaner can cause multiple problems. It may leave slippery residues to build up on a floor that once had good traction. It can also strip away the elements that give the floor its traction, making them smooth and slippery.