Dirt & Grime:
All flooring collects dirt and other debris over time. As debris builds on the floor, it serves as an abrasive to the underlying coating as vehicles and foot traffic travel over the surface. Dirt, sand, and other debris should be removed to limit potential abrasion on the floor. Sweeping with a nylon brush from time to time will help to limit dirt and grime buildup on your floor, especially in winter months where sand and other de-icing agents may be tracked onto the floor.
The use of household soap and detergents is discouraged as those products often leave a film on the surface. This film can become difficult to remove with simple rinsing. Residual film from soap may also be come slippery when wet and can attract debris, causing the floor to look dirty and grimy. Floor stripping agents, citrus-based cleaners and corrosive chemical de-greasers are also not recommended as they can damage a floor if they are applied and let to sit for an extended period. A simple mixture of a PH neutral cleaner such as Simple Green® diluted with water is recommended for regularly scheduled maintenance.
- Sweep the entire floor to remove any loose debris and dirt with a dry mop and/or soft bristled broom. Although our floors are impermeable, these substances will act like abrasives. If they are not regularly removed,
- Dilute a PH-neutral biodegradable cleaner such as Simple Green® as per manufacturer recommendations. Rinse with clean water and mop with diluted cleaning solution. Rinse the floor with clean water and use a wet-vacuum or squeegee.
- Depending on how soiled the floor is, a second rinsing may be required to remove excess residue. Use a wetvacuum or squeegee to remove excess water. Allow the floor to dry prior to returning to use. Difficult Stains: For heavily soiled areas, a small amount of acetone solvent may be used to help clean the surface. Avoid excessive use of strong hydro-carbon solvents. When using solvent, allow for 2-3 hours after cleaning for the solvent to dissipate. Pressure Washing: If using a pressure washer, water pressure must not exceed 1000 PSI at nozzle. Avoid direct close-up pressure washing as well as the use of pulsating or rotating nozzle heads as they may damage the floor.