Maintenance Instructions for Interlocking Floor Tiles

The following maintenance instructions apply to all floor tile applications.

Initial Cleanup And Treatment After Installation

  1. Remove all surface soil, debris, sand and grit by vacuuming.
  2. Scrub the floor with a neutral pH (7-8.5) detergent.
    • Apply cleaning solution with a damp mop, scrub with a hand brush, rotary scrubber with soft nylon brush or automatic scrubber with soft nylon brushes.
    • Pick up solution with a mop or a wet vacuum.
    • Rinse with a damp mop & clean water (Do not apply too much water as the liquid can go underneath the tiles.)

     

  3. Apply floor finish. (If desired)
    • Apply 3-4 coats of high quality, commercial, acrylic floor finish.
    • Apply with a clean finish mop or finish applicator.
    • Allow 30 minutes dry time between each coat.

Please Note: Tuff Floors (Africa) does not warrant or guarantee any maintenance products or their performance.

Daily / Regular Maintenance

Remove all surface soil, debris, sand and grit by vacuuming.

Option 1 – Dry maintenance method:
(Preferred option)

  • Spray clean using a rotary machine (175-1500 rpm) with an appropriate pad and spray buff solution.

Option 2 – Wet maintenance method:
(Do not apply too much water as the liquid can go underneath the tiles.)

  • Scrub or mop with neutral pH (7-8.5) detergent. If floor is exposed to grease or oil, use a degreasing detergent.
  • Apply cleaning solution with a mop and bucket, scrub with a hand brush, rotary scrubber with soft nylon brushes or automatic scrubber with soft nylon brushes.
  • Pick up solution with a mop or wet vacuum.
  • Rinse with clean water and allow floor to dry.
  • Rinse with a damp mop & clean water (Do not apply too much water as the liquid can go underneath the tiles.)

Scrub and recoat of floor finish (when required)

  • Dust mop to remove loose soil
  • Heavy scrub using rotary scrubber, or automatic scrubber with scrubbing pad and double strength of neutral pH (7-8.5) detergent.
  • Pick up solution with a mop or wet vacuum.
  • Rinse with clean water and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Apply 1-2 thin coats of floor finish following initial application procedures

General Maintenance Points

  • Spillages (oils or any liquids) should be mopped up immediately as prolonged exposure could damage the tiles or work its way underneath the tiles. This could damage the sub-floor or glue.

Important

  • Exposure to Thinners, Turpentine, Methylated Spirits and Parrafin will have a chemical reaction to the tiles