Stripping and Waxing

Stripping and Waxing Floors

Facilities that experience a lot of foot traffic must invest in floors that will remain intact and leave a strong impression on every customer and guest. Properly maintaining these floors will help ensure that they won’t require major repairs down the road. For certain types of floors, stripping and waxing are crucial components in protecting them from many kinds of damage. Stripping and waxing are a part of The Budd Group’s floor care services.

What is Stripping and Waxing?

Stripping and waxing are two closely related but separate processes, primarily done on vinyl, epoxy, acrylic, linoleum and VCT flooring. Stripping refers to the process by which existing wax is completely removed from the floor. Waxing takes place after stripping, providing a fresh layer of wax to the bare floor. In other words, a new coat of wax should not be applied to the floor until the old one has been removed.

How Stripping and Waxing Floors Keeps Them Strong and Beautiful

Performing these processes serves two major purposes. First, it protects a floor from scratches, liquid spills, tile lifting, discoloration and other forms of damage while providing a smooth, easy-to-clean surface. Second, properly waxing a floor leaves a beautiful shine that enhances a facility’s overall appearance.

Stripping the old floor first is crucial to serving these purposes. If the old coat remains, all of the dust and dirt on top of it will be stuck underneath the new layer of wax. As new layers are added over old ones, it becomes more difficult to remove this built-up grime, and the floor will lose its shine. Eventually, stripping away the old wax may cause damage to the floor. At the very least, it will require loads of cleaning solution and labor costs to completely remove.

If properly stripped, however, waxing over a clean, bare floor will protect it for a long time. It is recommended to strip and wax floors approximately every one to two years if there are no signs of damage. At The Budd Group, we work with each of our customers to set up optimal schedules and solutions fit for their unique needs. We will provide our stripping and waxing services whenever they are required in order to help maintain the durability and aesthetic of a facility.

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Dane Slaughter, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

I have worked with The Budd Group since 2011, and I have been very pleased and impressed with their staff, account managers, and regional support they provide. They have been very prompt to respond if there is an issue with the janitorial services. They provide an exceptional service and understand the importance of greeting our passengers and guests to allow them to have a wonderful experience when traveling. I view their service as a partnership and count on them daily to deliver exceptional quality to our tenants, passengers, staff, and business partners.

Guy Harley, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

The Budd Group provides exceptional custodial services for our campus. We are grateful for their service to our patients, families, visitors, staff and faculty for over 40 years. The Budd Group is very responsive to our requests and needs, and we truly believe in their loyalty and commitment to our success.

Billy D. Smith, Kershaw County School District

I personally have had the best experience and relationship with The Budd Group. From their owner all the way to their day porters, they take great pride in representing the company name, and doing the best job they can. During these unprecedented pandemic times The Budd Group has been flexible and responsive to the changing needs our district has had in every way. With every firm that we have used there have been issues, but no firm has ever been as responsive, and as quick to fix whatever the issue may be as The Budd Group!

Nick Mincey, Orange County Schools

The Budd Group has gone above and beyond in providing custodial services to our district. Following a lengthy RFP process, we as a committee selected them to help our district achieve a new and rejuvenating approach to campus cleaning and facility care. We asked them to take on a difficult task of staffing, and preparing schools for the start of our school year with only 6 weeks of transition time. We all knew it would be difficult at best. However, with the help of their Human Resources department and successful hiring strategies, we were up and running by the time our Staff members began to enter the campuses for the school year.

Blaise Winch, Capsugel

The Budd Group has been providing services to Capsugel for over 6 years. The service provided has been excellent and professional. They perform duties in multiple locations including a manufacturing plant, distribution center, office area, machine shop and fitness center. They clean all of the following types of areas at those various locations: office, bathroom, cafeteria, fitness center, locker room, shipping/receiving and CGMP production areas. As it relates to CGMP experience, they also created a sanitation program for the cGMP areas, maintain and created their own operating instructions, maintain document control and follow all cGMP guidelines for hygiene and documentation.

Susan A. Maddux, Presbyterian College

The Budd Group has become a true partner with Presbyterian College. They have taken the time to fully understand our mission and become a true part of the Blue Hose family. The housekeeping staff often pull off miracles when given very little time to clean a space on campus between events. They work long hours and respond 24/7 to emergencies on campus. The landscaping team has transformed the grounds of the campus such that the college regularly gets positive feedback from those who visit the campus. Before outsourcing to The Budd Group, the college performed these services in house. We have seen significant improvement in both housekeeping and grounds since The Budd Group took over.


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With more than 4,000 dedicated employees, The Budd Group is one of the leading facility service companies in the country, delivering high-quality janitorial, maintenance, landscaping and facility support solutions to customers throughout the Southeast.

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