Slurry/Broadcast Flooring Maintenance Recommendations
Sherwin-Williams resinous floor systems generally take the most abuse of any surface in a building and therefore require regular maintenance.
- 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, such as those found in locker rooms, showers, decks, pool areas, ramps, food areas and like 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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