To ensure that your concrete floor stays in the best of shape and gives you years of satisfaction the correct cleaning and maintenance schedule should be used. When first installed and fully cured your floor should be cleaned with a proprietary floor cleaner using the most suitable equipment for the area concerned.
Before commencing the clean of your new floor you should sweep the area to remove any loose debris. An inspection of the area should then be undertaken to see if there are any areas that require individual treatment such as oil spillages or scuff marks from shoes etc.
The floor area should then be cleaned using a non-alkaline cleaner. The method and equipment suitable for the cleaning of the area will depend upon the area size and the manpower available. A full rebuffing service is also available from puur.
The floor should now be inspected to ensure that it has been cleaned to your required standard and that all soiling has been removed. If you will now be placing equipment, storage racking, goods, furniture, filing cabinets etc. on the floor, then every effort should be taken to minimise surface scratching and marking. Dragging of heavy articles across the floor may cause surface damage.
If the correct cleaning and maintenance schedule is used the appearance of your floor can be easily maintained. For Floors with a high gloss finish it is acceptable practice to lay a sacrificial layer of an acrylic polish, which will keep the high gloss finish, give a hard wearing surface, have the ability to allow for the removal of surface scratches or blemishes, whilst still incorporating anti-slip properties. Once the above action or the decision to leave the floor as supplied has been taken, the floor will require regular cleaning with either a neutral or mildly alkaline floor cleaner, depending on the type and level of soiling encountered.
Visible wear overtime can often be remedied by sanding and further applying a fresh coat of seal.
Spillages of any liquid should be wiped up or absorbed and removed as soon as possible. Not only is this responsible action as far as Health and Safety is concerned, it will also help you to keep your floor in good condition. Once the spillage is removed the area should be cleaned as usual with your standard floor cleaner. If a sacrificial coat has been previously applied the floor should be inspected to see if this remains. If not, it should be reapplied as soon as possible.
a) Initial clean before use.
b) Take care when installing equipment.
c) Sacrificial polish if required.
d) Regular cleaning with the right product or equipment where necessary e) clean up spillages immediately.
Remembering the above should mean your floor will give you years of hard wear and will still look great.
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