The drawback to
beautiful decorative concrete is that you notice when it is dirty.
Your new surface must be maintained properly to keep its beautiful
appearance and functionality. The information below will give you
the knowledge needed to keep your surface looking its best.
Using During Curing:
Epoxy floor surfacing
and coating systems must be protected from heavy traffic, chemicals,
and abuse during this curing process. Complete curing takes place in
4 - 7 days at an ambient temperature of 70°F - 75°F.
Cooler temperatures and/or higher relative
humidity will lengthen curing times.
CLEANING DURING CURING
Newly installed floors should be cured a minimum
of 48 hours at 70°F - 75°F before wash-downs. Only warm water should
be used to clean within the first week.
If the use of a detergent is absolutely necessary
during the first week, use only a NON-CHLORINE cleaner
dissolved in water. Sanitizing detergents containing chlorine or
hypochlorite must not be used for at least 7 days.
Regular Maintenance and Care:
Good housekeeping practices and regulated spill
removal will prolong the service life of the floor. While polymer
flooring often requires less maintenance than other finishes,
cleaning and stain removal must be performed.
Stains should be removed as soon as possible, but
only after determining the cause of the stain and selecting the
proper method of stain removal. The following maintenance should be
performed on a weekly basis or as needed:
spills at the earliest opportunity.
or vacuum loose dirt and debris.
Clean floor with NON-CHLORINE
cleaner or another industrial detergent, dissolved in
water as directed by cleaner manufacturer. A mild, moderately
alkaline, non-dusting detergent is generally best. Proper
cleaners should be selected for specific spills or stains.
Power scrub surface, then rinse with
a pressure washer. CAUTION: Certain stiff-bristled
brushes can affect gloss of finish when used with power
scrubbing tools. Consult with janitorial supplier for brush
Change soap solution and rinse water
frequently. Remove rinse water with a wet vacuum or squeegee.
Keep mop heads and maintenance equipment free of accumulated