Maintenance Guide

Your Sikafloor® system is designed to be extremely durable, abrasion resistant, and attractive, within the limitations of the particular system and application. Floor surfaces are exposed to the greatest degree of wear of any building surface. A degree of preventative maintenance is required to protect your investment in the new floor surface. A sound program that includes proper daily use, routine cleaning and conscientious personnel awareness will result in maximum service life of the new floor.

General Maintenance for floors

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High performance floor coatings may require up to 14 days obtaining the maximum degree of cure. Thus, optimum chemical, stain, and abrasion resistance will continue to increase during this time. Use extra caution during this time.

Dirt and debris can be a very abrasive material when left on the floor surface. Constant wheel traffic in combination with the dirt and debris can act like sandpaper in dulling, scratching, or gouging the floor-coating surface. The following care is recommended to minimize the effects of dirt and debris:

SWEEP:

As required by conditions, with brooms, dust mops or power sweeper using a soft bristle brush. When using power sweeping equipment take care not to run sweeper power heads while idling in one position.

SCRUB:

Allow 7 days cure at 70°F before scrubbing. Perform as required by conditions. Use clean equipment and recommended cleaning products (see below) mixed with clean water. Change the cleaning solution as often as necessary to prevent dirt from being tramped from one area to another. Do not exceed 50lbs. of pad load.

CLEAN:

Clean all spills immediately; avoid spreading spill to larger area. This will minimize the size of an area that may be subject to staining, dulling or softening the finish by more aggressive chemicals.

REPAIR:

Repair scratches, gouges, cracks or chips in the surface as soon as possible.

PREVENTION:

Instruct personnel to avoid dragging or sliding heavy equipment or pallets across the floor surface. Avoid dropping sharp or heavy items. Avoid spinning or pivoting motorized wheel tires on surface. Do not use strong cleaning chemicals not approved for use. Do not use stiff or abrasive impregnated power bristle heads to clean the surface. Abrasive cleaning heads will dull or scratch the floor surface. Remember, harsh environments require more frequent cleaning. Remove dust and dirt from the surface on a regular basis to prevent dulling of the finish.

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