MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR NEW POLYMER FLOOR
Detergent Recommended: Citrus based neutral pH cleaner.
Your new Protective Industrial Polymers floor surface is designed to be extremely durable, abrasion resistant, and attractive. A degree of preventative maintenance is required to protect your investment in this floor surface. A sound program that includes proper use, routine cleaning and conscientious personnel awareness will result in extended service life of the new floor.
Polymer floor coatings require 7-14 days to develop a maximum degree of cure. Chemical, stain, and abrasion resistance will continue to increase during this time. Care should be taken not to expose the floor to extreme chemical or physical abuse during the first few weeks of service.
Dirt and debris are very abrasive when left on the floor surface. Constant traffic in combination with the dirt and debris can act like sandpaper dulling, scratching, and gouging the floor-coating surface. The following cleaning routine is required to minimize the effects of dirt and debris:
Scrub: PIP recommends bi-monthly cleaning with detergent and warm to hot (less than 120ºF) water. A neutral cleaner, preferably citrus based is recommended. Clear, hot rinse water in place of a detergent solution should be used 20% of the time (every third week) to prevent soap build up and haze. The initial soap concentration should not exceed 1 part soap to 50 parts water. The use of spray bottles with concentrated detergent will allow aggressive spot cleaning without a film build up. Utilize the minimum scrub head down pressure and non-abrading polypropylene bristle brushes. Regular cleaning and/ or wash down with clear warm water will help prevent detergent build up improve gloss retention.
Clean: Clean all liquid and chemical spills immediately.
Repair: Repair scratches, gouges, or chips in the surface soon as possible using matching materials provided by Protective Industrial Polymers.
Prevention: Avoid spinning or hard pivoting of motorized tires on surface. Avoid extended exposure to standing, strong chemicals such as window washer fluid, ethyl acetate and acetone. Use mats or tiles beneath heavy objects and vehicles for the first few weeks to protect the fresh surface from indentation or tire staining.