Floors usually take the most abuse of any surface in the building. Floor maintenance is a process which is dependent upon the flooring system itself, the traffic conditions, and the type of dirt and debris to which it is exposed. Our floor coatings are easily maintained because of their physical and chemical tough finishes.
In recognition of the need for regular floor maintenance, the following recommendations will help keep your floors looking like new. The recommended cleaning products and maintenance program is based on the type of floor you have.
—Guidelines adapted from General Polymers–
|Foot Traffic||public areas, health care, dining room/cafeteria, lab, institutional, retail, foot traffic||Neutral slip resistant floor cleaner|
|Light to Moderate Service Areas Moderate to Heavy Services Areas||animal care, automotive service center, commercial kitchen/food prep area, patio, bottling plant, factory floor, loading dock, manufacturing/industrial, vehicular traffic area, stadium||Cleaner/Degreaser
|ESD/Conductive Floors||clean room, computer room, electronics production and assembly, labs, surgery||Neutral Floor Cleaner|
|Food and Beverage Plants||dairy plant, meat and poultry plant, food processing plant, brewery, winery and beverage plants||Cleaner/Degreaser|
The best method to clean your new floor is a five-step process, using the recommended cleaning product. The process varies between small and large floors and between smooth and textured floors.
The five steps are:
|Smooth Flooring Surfaces||Textured Flooring Surfaces|
|Small Area||Large Area||Small Area||Large Area|
|Sweeping||broom or dust mop||floor sweeper||broom||floor sweeper
|Application||synthetic mop or deck brush||automatic floor scrubber||deck brush or foamer/sprayer||automatic floor scrubber or foamer/sprayer|
|Agitation||mop or deck brush||automatic floor scrubber||deck brush or rotary floor machine||automatic floor scrubber or rotary floor machine|
|Dwell Time||5-10 minutes||5-10 minutes||5-10 minutes||5-10 minutes|
|Removal||mop or wet vac||automatic floor scrubber||squeegee or wet vac||automatic floor scrubber|
Columbus Commercial Floor Coating floors are installed with several basic types of finish coats including epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic.
Acrylic and polyurethane floors have exceptional mar and scratch resistance while epoxy finishes are harder and therefore, will scratch when subjected to abrasive dirt. Therefore we recommend Chesterton 820 KPC green cleaner. Click here to be directed to their website.