Larmmin Rubber Flooring

Recommended Cleaning @ Maintenance

The amount of maintenance required is directly related to the amount and form of traffic and type of particulates deposited on the floor.

General

  • Do not scrub or mop the floor for at least 48 hours after the installation is completed to allow the adhesive to properly cure
  • Do not use treated mops and thoroughly clean new mops before use
  • Do not use highly alkaline, highly acidic, or solvent based cleaners or products including varnish, shellac, paste wax, kerosene, gasoline,   &naphtha – as these will degrade the rubber polymers and cause loss of colour
  • Keep the floor surface clear of dirt, grit, sand and other abrasive particulates by using appropriate entrance matting and regular sweeping

Initial Cleaning – without sealing

  • For the initial clean, wait for 48 hours after the floor installation has been completed
  • Sweep, dust mop and/or vacuum the floor to remove dirt and other particulates
  • If sealing is not required clean the floor using Larmmin maintain by following the instructions on the label. This removes silicone mold   release used in the manufacturing process
  • Rinse with clean warm water and allow the floor to dry thoroughly by using a squeegee or floor drying machine

Initial Cleaning – with sealing

Sealing serves to protect the floor from the effects of traffic & prevents dirt from becoming ingrained. Previously sealing was used to improve aesthetics but the new formulation provides a permanent sheen so sealing is no longer required for this purpose. However sealing is recommended for heavy traffic areas.

  • For the initial clean, wait for 48 hours after the floor installation has been completed
  • Sweep, dust mop and/or vacuum the floor to remove dirt and other particulates
  • Strip the floor using Larmmin remove in accordance with the instructions on the label
  • When the floor is thoroughly dry, apply a thin and uniform coat of undiluted Larmmin Rejuvenate heavy-duty sealer finish. Use a large premium quality cotton mop and apply slowly from North to South. The use of a wringer bucket is also recommended
  • Allow to dry, then apply a thin coat of sealer by working at right angles to the first coat and allow to dry
  • apply a third thin coat of sealer
  • Wait for 24 Hours for the sealer finish to harden and then dry buff using a soft union fibre brush

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance not only keeps the floor clean, but also prolongs the intervals between the more  extensive maintenance programs thus lowering the lifetime cost of your floor

Daily clean – Basic Method

If only loose dirt is prevalent, sweep the floor or use a damp mop, nothing to always use and electrostatic fringe mop.

Daily to weekly clean

  • This utilizes a wet mop in conjunction with Larmmin Maintain – a non-ionic detergent.
  • Simply mop or machine wash the area to be cleaned. Increase the concentration for stubborn soils and extra re-odorising. and decrease for very light soiling.
  • For smaller applications apply floor cleaner with soft bristled brush or mop
  • For larger applications scrub the area using scrubbing machine fitted with soft bristled brush ensuring brush does not scratch flooring
  • Wet vacuum or mop up residue and rinse with clean, warm water. Remove rinse water with wet/dry vacuum and allow to dry thoroughly before exposing to traffic

Restorative Maintenance

If the floor surface becomes dulled and ceases to respond to spray buffing it should be stripped and then  freshly coated with sealer as detailed under initial maintenance – with sealing.

The frequency of this restorative maintenance will depend mostly upon the level of traffic. As a guide it will  generally need to be carried out at least once per year.

Finally

Always be sure to keep the surface free of dirt, grit and sand by frequently sweeping to avoid damage caused by abrasion. The use of quality entrance matting is recommended.