Mathusek’s installation team has just laid new synthetic or rubber floors in your facility, and admit it — it’s hard to take your eyes off this brand spanking new surface. Unfortunately, the public at large probably won’t be as bedazzled and will immediately commence an unwitting assault on it with spills, spikes, dirt, sand and heavy equipment — not to mention well-intentioned staff that may not know how care for the surface.
Synthetic and rubber are some of the most durable flooring surfaces available, which makes them a popular choice for a variety of facilities, from gymnasiums and sport tracks to swimming pool decks and ice arenas. However, they are not indestructible.
Day-to-day maintenance can be handled by your own staff, but professional care is the best way to ensure your floor keeps its integrity and aesthetic appeal for years to come.
Let Mathusek’s highly skilled maintenance team help you keep your new floor in top condition as well as advise your facility’s team on how to handle every conceivable cleaning issue. When you enlist Mathusek for maintenance, you can rest assured that your floors will be as beautiful and well kept as possible.
After a rubber floor or synthetic floor installation, Mathusek recommends the following:
It is important to protect high-traffic areas with floor mats, runners, or area rugs to minimize the effect of footwear and furniture on synthetic and rubber flooring surfaces.
Taking measures to avoid rusting, chemical stains, and impression marks from furniture and equipment on your synthetic and rubber flooring can help maintain a smooth surface.
Permitting only recommended track spikes to be worn on synthetic track floors minimizes the wear and tear that spikes naturally cause, and can add years to the life of your flooring.
Keep it clean
This means a number of things, including:
- Keeping the synthetic or rubber flooring surface free of dirt, sand, dust, and and liquids.
- Using only the equipment cleaners that are recommended for your floor.
- Cleaning with auto scrubbers only when wet. (Dry scrubbing can mar the surface).
- Thoroughly rinsing off cleaning agents to avoid buildup of soap residue.
- Spot cleaning using only recommended agents.
In addition, it’s crucial that your facility adhere to a regular cleaning schedule as recommended by the manufacturer. Generally, your floor will need to cure for at least 72 hours after installation before any cleaning is performed; for painted surfaces, scrubbing should be delayed for 30 days. After this period, sweeping or mopping to remove surface dirt is generally recommended daily or after each use, with more intensive cleaning performed weekly and monthly.
Certain surfaces, such as running tracks, require more elaborate maintenance. These surfaces take a team to clean, as well as a ride-on scrubber. In this case, your best bet is to enlist the services of Mathusek professionals, who are experienced in outdoor track maintenance and have the proper equipment at their disposal.
Whatever surface you select, Mathusek can help you ensure you will remain happy with your new floor for many years to come.
Mathusek provides maintenance for most flooring types, from rubber and synthetic to wood, EVA and PVC. Contact us for more information on how we can help you maintain your existing floor or select a surface that suits your needs and maintenance capabilities.
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