GENERAL MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR NEW POLYMER FLOOR
Your new polymer floor is designed to be extremely durable, abrasion resistant, and attractive. Floor surfaces are exposed to the greatest degree of wear of any building surface. A degree of preventative maintenance is required to protect your investment in the new floor surface. A sound program that includes proper daily use, routine cleaning and conscientious personnel awareness will result in extended service life of the new floor.
High performance floor coatings can require up to 7 days obtaining the maximum degree of cure. Thus, optimum chemical, stain, and abrasion resistance will continue to increase during this time. Use extra caution during this time.
Dirt and debris can be a very abrasive material when left on the floor surface. Constant wheel traffic in combination with the dirt and debris can act like sandpaper in dulling, scratching, or gouging the floor-coating surface. The following care is recommended to minimize the effects of dirt and debris:
Sweep: Each day, with brooms, dust mops or power sweeper using a soft,bristle brush. When using power, take care not to run sweeper power heads while idle in one position.
Scrub: (Allow 7 days cure before first scrubbing) Scrub a minimum of once per week. Use clean equipment and a general purpose cleaner mixed with clean water. Change the solution often as necessary to prevent dirt “streaking” from one section to another.
Note: It is extremely important to use “soft nylon brushes” when scrubbing the floor. These brushes can be described as the “feel of a soft tooth brush”. Any brushes designed for bare concrete or aggressive cleaning will dull and damage the floor.
Clean: All spills immediately; avoid spreading the spill to larger area. This will minimize the size of an area that may result in staining, dulling, or softening the finish by more aggressive chemicals.
Repair: Scratches, gouges, or chips in the surface soon as possible using CRi’s recommended patching materials.
Prevention: Instruct personnel to avoid dragging, sliding heavy equipment, or pushing pallets across the floor surface. Avoid dropping sharp or heavy items. Avoid spinning motorized wheel tires on floor surface. Avoid using strong cleaning chemicals not approved for use. Remember, harsh environments require more frequent cleaning. Remove dust and dirt from the surface on a regular basis to prevent dulling the finish.
View the Sikafloor® Systems Care and Maintenance Brochure Here.