Commercial Floor Cleaning Service Prices and Cost Examples

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Floor Cleaning Service Prices

According to Joe The Janitor, from Becoming an Entrepreneur, proper floor cleaning and maintenance is crucial for facilities like restaurants:

"One of the best ways to improve the environment besides painting and redecorating is gonna be to maintain floors properly or correcting the issues and really deep cleaning the floor and restoring it to its natural shine."
"It impacts the environment...when it gets dull and greasy it really impacts the environment you might not notice because it's so gradual and it happens so slowly and nobody's really looking down at the floors."

He explains that floors collect a lot of dirt, grease and grime especially in restaurant kitchens. This makes the floors appear dirty, dull and unpleasant if not cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. Proper deep cleaning removes built up contaminants and restores the floor's shine.

Table of Contents

  1. Cost of Business Floor Cleaning Services
  2. Floor Cleaning Cost Examples
  3. Free Commercial Floor Cleaning Estimates

Cost of Business Floor Cleaning Services

Floor cleaning services either charge by the hour or by the square foot. Below are some examples of prices by the square foot for common floor cleaning services:

Service Price Range (per square foot)
Carpet Cleaning:
  • Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction):
  • $0.15 - $0.50
  • Dry Cleaning:
  • $0.20 - $0.40
  • Shampooing:
  • $0.20 - $0.50
Tile and Grout Cleaning:
  • Basic Tile and Grout Cleaning:
  • $0.20 - $0.45
  • Deep Cleaning and Grout Sealing:
  • $0.35 - $0.70
Hardwood Floor Cleaning:
  • Basic Cleaning and Polishing:
  • $0.25 - $0.50
  • Sanding and Refinishing:
  • Costs vary widely, typically ranging from $2.50 - $5.00 per square foot or more.
Vinyl or Linoleum Floor Cleaning:
  • Basic Cleaning:
  • $0.15 - $0.30
  • Stripping and Waxing (for VCT):
  • $0.25 - $0.50
  • Buffing (High-Speed Floor Polishing):
  • $0.10 - $0.25
Concrete Floor Cleaning:
  • Basic Cleaning and Sealing:
  • $0.20 - $0.50
  • Polishing and Staining:
  • Costs vary depending on the complexity of the project but can range from $2.00 - $5.00 per square foot or more.
Natural Stone Floor Cleaning:
  • Basic Cleaning and Sealing:
  • $0.50 - $2.00 per square foot or more, depending on the type of stone (e.g., marble, granite, limestone).
Epoxy Floor Cleaning:
  • Basic Cleaning and Polishing:
  • $0.50 - $1.00 per square foot or more, depending on the epoxy coating and finish.
  • Buffing (High-Speed Floor Polishing):
  • $0.10 - $0.25 per square foot.
Specialty Floor Cleaning:
  • Costs can vary widely based on the specific material and cleaning requirements.

before and after floor cleaning service

Customer Perspectives: Business Floor Cleaning Cost Examples

  • "I paid $150 to have our 800 sq ft of vinyl floors cleaned and buffed weekly in our small retail store. This kept our entry and checkout areas looking neat."
  • "We paid $500 per month for nightly cleaning and buffing of our 3000 sq ft restaurant dining area hardwood floors. This kept things looking polished for dinner service."
  • "I paid $2000 to have the carpets deep cleaned and hard floors stripped and waxed in our 20,000 sq ft office space. This thorough job was done twice a year."
  • "We contracted for $7200 per month to have our 45,000 sq ft of concrete floors scrubbed nightly in the grocery store and warehouse. This heavy use required diligent upkeep."
  • "Managing an airport terminal, we paid $18,000 for quarterly waxing and burnishing of our 150,000 sq ft of terrazzo floors to maintain the shine under heavy passenger traffic."
  • "In my role as a school district facilities manager, we paid $15,000 over summer break to have the tile floors in three school buildings totaling 120,000 sq ft stripped, sealed and waxed prior to students returning."

The examples show costs ranging from hundreds monthly for small businesses up to thousands for larger commercial facilities depending on square footage and frequency of service.

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