Resin floors are often chosen by industrial and manufacturing businesses for their strength and durability but, like all flooring solutions, they need to be cleaned and maintained to offer an optimum lifespan.
In factories and workshop settings, dust, debris, and dirt can accumulate on the floor which, when compacted by footfall or vehicles, can become abrasive, damaging the resin surface. In engineering premises, for example, metal swarf can damage flooring quickly. To avoid this, regular cleaning, using the correct techniques, is essential to remove abrasive materials and maintain hygiene.
Principles Of Effective Resin Floor Cleaning
To remove debris and maintain a clean environment, a dust control system and vacuum removal is vital to remove the smallest particles that accumulate on the resin floor. Manual or mechanical sweeping can also be effective.
Resin floors can be damaged by corrosive spillages, so any chemical splashes or spills must be immediately removed.
If damage is observed on the surface of a resin floor, it must be repaired as a matter of urgency to prevent moisture penetrating the floor, which could cause lateral failure.
How To Clean a Resin Floor
The exact cleaning regime will be governed by several factors, including:
- The type of resin floor.
- The type of traffic (i.e. footfall or mechanical) the floor is subjected to, and how often.
- The type and severity of soiling.
- Specific hygiene requirements particular to the business.
Cleaning regimes need to be flexible to adapt to different types of soiling. Specialist cleaning chemicals may be required, but care should be taken to ensure these don’t damage the resin surface. Most commercially available cleaning solutions are suitable, so long as they are applied in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Always test a new cleaning product on a small area before using more widely.
Important Cleaning Tips
- Firstly, sweep the resin floor thoroughly to loosen accumulations of dust and debris.
- Use a vacuum system to remove dirt, including from hidden corners and under or around equipment.
- Only use a suitable cleaning agent, following the manufacturer’s application guidelines, and dispose of cleaning products and residues in an environmentally friendly way.
- Mechanical scrubbing is effective in loosening persistent dirt. A wet vacuum can be used to remove dirty water.
- Rinse the resin floor and rescrub, before vacuuming clean.
- Check whether brushes or pads can be used on resin floors that have a non-slip finish or textured surface.
- Always thoroughly rinse cleaning equipment to remove abrasive debris that could damage the floor in future.
Find Out More
At Central Flooring, we provide installation and maintenance for resin floors in commercial and industrial settings. If you’re looking for a durable, hygienic, and easy-to-clean solution that offers an excellent ROI, get in touch with our flooring team today on 0116 275 0315.
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