Practical advices from Geo Hydrica – Verona technicians
In this article we want to explain how to clean and mantain a resin flooring. Our resins for flooring are unique for practicality and speed of cleaning and do not require difficult maintenance techniques. Floorings made with Colorpaving resins have a compact and solid appearance, a monolithic structure, don’t have joints and have high resistance to wear, dirt and stains in general.
Routine maintenance of a resin flooring is very similar to the maintenance of a wood, stone or marble flooring, but resin, not having joints and being waterproof, requires less maintenace.
Often our customers ask us if it is difficult to keep cleaned a resin flooring, the answer is no. Here below our advices.
For daily maintenance we suggest to use cleansers that are pH-neutral and, if possible, having the indication “mild”. In the market there are several brands having on their label the indication of being suitable for cleaning resin surfaces, while are not recommended strong detergents such as the descaling ones. However, , considering the large amount of detergents on the market, we suggest to follow our tips and, once products are identified, test them on a small area before applying on the whole surface, so that you can verify the final result.
The very fact that there are no joints, such as in the case of tiles, implies that you will have less dirt to remove. The flooring is smooth, not accumulate dust and crumbs.
The first step before using any cleaner, is to collect the dirt resting on the floor with: a catch-dust cloth, a hand broom, an electric one or a vacuum cleaner, paying attention that wheels are gummed and not scratch the flooring.
Once collected the dirt on the floor, the second step is to apply detergents and waxes with a protective function; alternatively there are on the market products called “lavaincera” that grants both the results of cleaning and protection. While the washing has the function to remove the dirt stuck on the floor, the wax-up with metallic wax is used to leave a protective film which acts as a sacrifical layer protecting from scratches and wear.
FAQ about general cleaning and maintenance of resin floorings
What if on a residential flooring something oily is poured?
Absolutely nothing, our resins resist all fats of animal or vegetable origin which are normally used for cooking.
I made a mistake and I used a foamy detergent, may I have damaged the resin? What should I do?
No, the foam should not damage your resin flooring unless the detergent used is aggressive. The high foaming many times is caused by the use of concentred products that are badly diluted, we suggest to prefer ready to use products.
What can I do to clean a resin flooring?
We recommend to use micro-fiber cloths
What happens if lots of water is poured on the floor?
Our resin floorings are totally waterproof, so you can simply dry it out as you would do with any other kind of flooring, using micro-fiber cloths and solid-liquid extractors.
Which waxes to choose for the maintenance of a resin flooring?
We recommend to use neutral pH detergents containing metallic waxes having the same brillance of the finish originally chosen. So you have to be careful to choose a wax having the same brillance degree of your resin flooring: gloss, satin or matte.
Wax can be applied manually with a cloth or by machinery, usually ready to use waxes are easily applied with a soft cloth.
Resin floorings are stain resistant?
Domestic resin floorings have high resistance to stain, whether of vegetable or animal nature. Having them a non-absorbent and hydro-repellent surface, stains will find a resistant barrier. However it is very important to collect in the shortest time possible the staining substance, so as to limit the contact.
Exceptional maintenance of a resin flooring
Residential resin floorings that are not subjected to high traffic and are regularly cleaned and protected by using metallic waxes, need an exceptional maintenance every 10 years.
Exceptional maintenance provides that the flooring surface is sanded and a new coating of protective varnish is applied. At the end the flooring will return to its original beauty.
Tips to avoid scratches on the home flooring
The first important advice is to put always a doormat at the entrance of the house, so as to remove from your shoe soles asphalt grains, sand, dirt etc.
Be careful, before moving chairs, tables or furniture, that are applied below scratch-resistant felts.