Industrial Troweled Mortar Flooring Maintenance Recommendations

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring industrial troweled mortar systems provide a seamless, monolithic surface that is conducive to ease of care and maintenance.

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Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring industrial troweled mortar systems provide a seamless, monolithic surface that is conducive to ease of care and maintenance. However, environments vary greatly from facility to facility, therefore it is difficult to give universal, detailed instructions on the care of these systems. Please review the General Care and Maintenance Guidelines as follows and contact technical service with any questions.

The implementation of a routine maintenance program will prolong the life of the surface in addition to enhancing its appearance. Floors should be swept daily, and mop cloths should be used to pick up fine abrasive dirt. As floors become soiled, they should be scrubbed with a detergent solution and properly rinsed.

Industrial troweled mortar systems are designed to facilitate wash downs and spill removal. Standard procedures dictate that the surface be cleaned or flushed as soon as possible after exposure to chemical spills. If absorbent material is used on spills, it is best to remove and dispose of the waste at the first opportunity. If possible, either flushing or neutralizing is recommended at this point.

Industrial troweled mortar systems are resistant to wear and chemical attack. However, if it becomes necessary, the surface may be renewed by cleaning and recoating with the appropriate resin. Before coating, the floor must be completely cleaned and preferably sanded to ensure a sound bond.


  • Dust mop with clean non-oily dust mop that suits the size of the floor area.
  • Remove fine dust particles frequently from the mop with a vacuum hose.
  • Remove any wet spillage by damp mopping.

Note: Aggressive skid-inhibiting surfaces require brush scrubbing followed by a water rinse. Normal cleaning with a mop will not properly clean the textured surface. See Periodic Maintenance for maintaining a skid-inhibiting surface.


  • Damp mop the surface with an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Scrubbing is required with a skid-inhibiting surface or when a smooth surface becomes very soiled. Use a bristle brush or a bristle attachment on a power scrubber (not a nylon pad) using a detergent solution to dislodge the dirt. The type of detergent will depend on the degree and type of build-up on the floor surface. Use an all-purpose cleaner for areas exposed to light traffic dirt. Extremely heavy duty soils, oil, grease and rubber marks, etc. may be removed using a cleaner/degreaser to remove tire marks and other tough stains.
  • After scrubbing, the floor should be rinsed and vacuumed to prevent the dirt from resettling on the floor.

Caution: Some cleaners will affect the color, gloss or texture of your polymer floor surfaces. To determine how your cleaner will perform, we recommend that you first test each cleaner in a small area, utilizing your cleaning technique. This precaution will demonstrate the effectiveness of your cleaner and technique. If no deleterious effects are observed, continue with the procedure. If deleterious effects do occur, modify the cleaning material and/or procedure.

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