Caring for your epoxy floor
After installation, all traffic and furniture should be kept off the floor for at least 24 hours to allow it to reach sufficient initial
hardness. The floor will continue to harden for up to seven days, so the longer you can keep traffic and loads off, the better.
When moving furniture or other heavy objects,
be sure to lift and not drag them across the floor.
It may be practical to lay down some protective
floor covering and timber sheeting to prevent
- During the first seven days, take care to keep
liquids and chemicals off the floor while it
develops full stain resistance.
In order to prevent indentations, provide
glass, plastic or other non-staining flat floor protectors not less than 50mm in width underneath the legs of heavy furniture and
appliances. Fit broad, 50mm diameter (minimum) castor wheels to any office chairs or equipment that needs to be mobile. Remove any small
diameter buttons on the bottom of chairs and install 25mm (minimum) felt or other non-scuffing pads.
Protect the floor against heat sources and burns from cigarettes, matches or any other extremely hot surfaces.
Protect your floor from tracked in dirt and grit
by using non-staining mats outside all entrances.
Take time to remove embedded dirt and grit from
the bottom of shoes before entering the room. Be
careful as some rubber or latex-backed mats can
Resin Granite™, Resin Vinyl and Resin Guard™ have good stain resistance and will not be affected by most household and commercial
chemicals, however any spills should be cleaned up immediately and not be allowed to dry out on the floor. Good housekeeping practices,
including dilution and quick clean-up, will minimise chemical damage.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged
periods as it can cause floor discolouration. Tint
windows if possible and use blinds, curtains or
drapes to prevent sunlight hitting the floor during
peak sunlight hours.
Do not use any other cleaning products apart from streak-free, pH neutral detergents. Dry, flat dust mops and wet flat mops are the most
effective way to clean Resin Granite™, Resin Vinyl and Resin Guard™.
Ongoing maintenance of your epoxy floor
A floor is one of the most heavily used of all
surfaces, yet they are rarely maintained to the
A good maintenance program will not only keep
the area looking good, but also give the floor the
best possible chance of performing as expected
over a long life.
There are some basic good practices that can be
followed by the owner to help prolong the life
and aesthetics of smooth floor finishes such as Resin Granite™, Resin Vinyl and Resin Guard™.
Good practices include:
Sweep and mop floors on a regular basis.
Regular cleaning will provide continued
inspection to help detect and repair damage
as soon as possible.
Smooth floors are best swept with flat dust
mops. Wet mopping can be done with flat
mops and the use of a pH neutral cleaner. For
extra attention, a microfibre cloth can be used
to gently remove scuff marks as they occur.
Prepare a clean-up procedure to ensure
exposure to spills is kept to a minimum.
Smooth floors should be kept as dry as
possible for the maintenance of the floor and
safety of its users.
Have any damage repaired as soon as possible.
As already noted, when moving equipment
or furniture be sure to lift and not drag these
items to prevent scratching. Smooth floors are
susceptible to scuff and tyre marks, so be careful
with the traffic allowed on these surfaces.
Of course there are some bad practices to avoid:
Don’t use vacuum cleaners without brush attachment as they may scuff the surface.
Don’t use steam cleaners or boiling water
as this may temporarily soften the floor. It is
generally not necessary to clean with water
Don’t wear footwear with metal tips or nails underneath, e.g. golf shoes.
If the floor is to handle vehicular traffic, use
tyres that don’t mark or can have their marks
removed. Drive carefully and avoid spinning
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