Maintaining Your Slip Resistant Resin Floor
So you’ve planned the project for months, got all the new equipment commissioned, the new slip resistant resin floor looks fantastic, but how do you keep it looking as good and safe as the day it was installed? Unfortunately resin floor finishes whether they are in either internal or external environments don’t clean themselves.
Correct and thorough cleaning should be an essential part of your floor maintenance programme to ensure your safety floor is kept safe and clean throughout its life cycle. Providing a clean and hygienic environment which you can be proud of is one thing, but effective cleaning and maintenance also has a vital role to play in ensuring your floor continues to perform to the expected standards.
The surface profile of a resin safety floor ensures that foot and floor connect even when the surface contaminants are present. Kept clean, the surface aggregates are of a sufficient size and number to break through the contaminants thereby reducing the risk of a slip to one in a million. If incorrect cleaning procedures are followed, a hazardous level of dirt and contaminant build up can accumulate on the surface of the flooring potentially increasing the risk of slip to as high as one in two.
There are five typical cleaning methods:
- Mop and bucket
- Manual scrubbing
- Mechanical scrubbing
- Diamond impregnated pads
- Pressure washers or steam cleaning equipment
FeRFA, the resin flooring association has issued a PDF guide to cleaning resin floors from floor sealers to heavy duty resin flooring.
Floors which are kept clean and maintained will last longer, in order for the floor to continue to provide the intended performance levels proper cleaning techniques are essential.
If you would like expert help and advice on your next flooring project, please give our experienced team a call on 0800 5420 518.
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Your workplace is a blank canvas, think about your demarcation, what you need and picture how you think it should look and leave the rest to us. Read full case study
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When drainage systems are initially connected they are designed around the machinery footprint on the day of installation. What happens in the subsequent years? Old machinery is replaced with more efficient plant, production flow changes and needs modification and the profile of the environment evolves and the drainage system which was once fit for purpose suddenly isn’t.
Standing water is not just a hygienic problem but also a health and safety nightmare. Changing the contours of the substrate to allow for water to flow into drainage systems can be easily solved. We install heavy duty polymer modified cementitious screeds to falls which improves flexural strength of the substrate which along with high bonding properties results in excellent durability. To complete the process a resin floor topping is applied feathering into the drainage tops to eliminate lips and allowing the safe and easy disposal of any water or liquid without risk of bacteria growth or slips and trips. Read full case study
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