Once all traces of adhesive have been removed from moldings or steps, the floor should be dry vacuumed to remove all dust and loose debris, then wiped with a neutral cleanser, using a damp mop, diluted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. After 5-10 minutes, all dirt and residue of the cleaning agent should be removed; the floor should be rinsed with a damp mop and allowed to dry.
- Always remove excess water. It not only can cause slip and fall hazards, but standing or moving water could damage other materials that are not Stone Composite flooring related.
- Regular light maintenance is more cost effective than periodic heavy maintenance and more beneficial to floor covering.
- Always sweep, mop, or dry vacuum the floor regularly
- Always use clean equipment – dirty equipment only redistributes dirt
- Do not mix cleaning products from different manufacturers – they may not be compatible
- Always remove any spillage immediately
- Always remove excess water
- Always take precaution to prevent dark rubber from coming into contact with the floor
- Never deviate from the manufacturer’s recommended dilution rates
- Wet floors are slippery; always use warning signs to advise that cleaning is in progress
- Do not use soap-based detergents, caustic cleaners, or abrasive cleaners
Preventative Measure & Tip on Care
- An effective barrier mat is the easiest way to reduce maintenance costs by reducing the amount of dirt, grit, and moisture brought into a building. This mat should be cleaned regularly.
- Using either rubber-backed mats or coco-fiber mats is not acceptable since they are known to transfer dye or other substances that are not compatible with Stone Composite finishes
- Never slide heavy furniture or fittings over an unprotected floor or severe scratching may result
- The floor should be protected from the wheels or feet of fittings, avoiding rubber products, which may stain
- Furniture polish and window cleaning agents should be applied to a cloth to avoid spillage onto the floor. Contact with some agents, such as silicone, will make the floor surface extremely slippery, which may result in accidents or discoloring effects
- Regular cleaning is more beneficial to the floor covering and more cost effective than occasional heavy cleaning