Beautiful Contemporary Vinyl and Rubber Flooring

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THE COLOUR FLOORING COMPANY

RUBBER FLOORING CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Our rubber flooring's innovative surface treatment enhances its hardness and wear resistance. This coating ensures an easier initial cleaning, as well as daily and ordinary maintenance, because it does not require the traditional coat of polish.

Always use a door mat near external doors. When washing try not to use excessive amounts of water. After the laying is completed, lay protective sheets on the floor covering to avoid unnecessary damage by heavy equipment, furniture, or any other work that will be completed after the floor installation.

Always fit protective soft feet to furniture, tables and chair legs to prevent scratching. Protective feet must have a suitable size in order to spread the load on a larger surface.

Initial cleaning

• Remove all loose debris and dust and any residual sand with broom or vacuum.

• Clean the floor covering with a PH neutral detergent using a mop or a combined wash/vacuum machine in larger areas.

• In case of heavy dirt, clean the flooring using a low speed monobrush equipped with light abrasive disc (red disc in the 3M scale) and PH neutral detergent. Wet vacuum, rinse several times and leave to dry. 

Daily maintenance

• Remove dust, dirt and stains from the floor.

• Clean with a broom and damp cloth or mop, a micro-fibre mop or vacuum may also be used. If detergent is required always use a PH neutral product. A combined machine with PH neutral detergents is suggested in larger areas.

Periodic maintenance 

• When standard maintenance operations are not sufficient to remove dirt, a deeper cleaning is recommended in order to restore the initial appearance of the flooring.

 In case of heavy dirt, clean the flooring using a low speed monobrush equipped with light abrasive disc (red disc in the 3M scale) and PH neutral detergent. Wet vacuum, rinse several times and leave to dry. 

• If necessary, restore the desired level of gloss using a spray-buffing system. The speed of the machine and the type of detergent/floor maintainer is to be selected depending on the level of dirt and on the desired level of gloss. Contact us for more details.

Important notes

• In most instances, the above maintenance regime will be sufficient to ensure your floor retains the best appearance. However where very heavy traffic is expected, a metallised emulsion should be applied: on a perfectly clean and dry floor, apply a film of polish (with the desired grade of gloss) using an applicator. Apply a first coat of pure polish thinly and evenly across the floor and let it dry for about 30/40 minutes; when first coat is dry, a second coat should be applied at right angles to the direction of the first. After the layer is completely dry (usually 2 hours), the floor is ready to be used.

• All products for cleaning and maintenance must be used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

• Wipe any spillage as quickly as possible from the flooring. Do not allow standing water or any other liquid to sit on it for any length of time

• Never use high alkaline (high PH value) products or concentrated degreasers/strippers on our rubber flooring. Use only PH neutral detergent for daily maintenance.

• All cleaning processes should not be carried out under direct sunlight in order to avoid dirty liquid drying before being removed, thus causing spots and stains on the flooring.

• Avoid to use very abrasive discs with the monobrush (blue, green, brown, black). The blue/green disc can be used only to remove old layers of polish if this was applied.

• Chair and/or furniture castor wheels must be soft, type W according to the EN 12529.

• In the kitchen avoid damage from appliances by placing a sheet of hardboard between the appliance and the floor. When moving the appliance simply slide from one hardboard sheet to another. Take care with dragging heavy domestic appliances or furniture across the floor as, without protection, it could also damage the floor.

• Take care with cigarettes, kitchen utensils, hot or heavy objects which if dropped can damage the floor covering.

• All floorcoverings are affected by direct sunlight and are prone to colour fading. Keep blinds closed and direct sunlight off the floor on sunny days when possible.