Resin floors are pretty easy to maintain and keep clean. This is largely due to their seamless design, meaning the floor doesn’t have any cracks or edges, and there is nowhere for dirt to get trapped. However, as with most things, there are some tips you should know about how to maintain them.
This is our handy list of resin flooring care tips:
- Create a cleaning routine.
It’s important for hygiene to keep your resin floor clean, and it can be crucial for keeping wayfinding and safety marking visible in industrial areas (these sections you may have to clean more frequently).
Cleaning regularly also makes sure that the dirt isn’t stopping the slip resistant qualities from working to the best of its ability.
- Use the correct cleaning brushes.
When you are cleaning your resin floor, look out for which style brush you choose. You’ll want to stay away from ones made of nylon as these can scratch and damage the surface.
Check that the brushes you are using have also been washed and rinsed since their last use. Otherwise, you will only end up rubbing more dirt into the floor and you’ll get nowhere!
- Read the label.
Only use cleaning chemicals that are recommended for use on resin floors, or you know are appropriate to use on them. Resin floors are known for being very chemical resistant, but it’s a good idea to double check.
Using cleaners that contain oil can end up leaving a greasy residue, and can counteract the effect of non-slip aggregates. Make sure you are causing areas to be unsafe through this. Polishes and seals can also cause the non-slip to fail too.
- Remove scuff marks.
Removing scuff marks on resin floors is relatively easy. All you need to do is scrub them lightly with a mild scouring sponge – this should smooth it out. If this doesn’t work, you could try using a scouring powder alongside it. Be careful not to scrub too hard or you might ruin the top layer!
- Be careful with fresh floors.
A newly laid or a coated resin floor must be protected with a covering after the initial curing period of 48 hours. This needs to stay on until the 72 hour mark.
Don’t let any moisture or water get to the fresh floor, and leave matts by entrances so people can brush their shoes before standing upon it.