Congratulations on your new Surface Bella floor coating! Your floor is now protected against damages and able to better withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Our floor coatings are designed to be functional, beautiful, and easy to maintain. They won’t require that you wax them or need to avoid common chemicals in order to be properly cleaned and maintained. As with anything, regular and proper floor care will extend the lifetime of your floor coating and ensure it performs properly so that your floors can be looking brand-new for years to come.
After your floor coating is installed, you will be able to walk on it 6 hours after the top coat has been laid down. You will be able to use it as normal after the floor has cured, which will take around 24 hours.
Dirt And Grime
Although floor coatings will keep your floors cleaner than they would be otherwise, it’s natural for dirt and grime to accumulate on surfaces over time. Left alone, this buildup of dirt and grime will shorten the lifespan of your floor coating, as when there is traffic over it, the dirt makes that impact more abrasive to the coating. Cleaning your floor coating of any dirt, grime, and other such debris will limit potential abrasion. Sweeping your floors with a brush every so often will keep your floors cleaner and prevent buildup, especially during the winter months when de-icing agents can be tracked in in addition to the normal dirt and grime.
We don’t recommend that you use household soaps or detergents to clean your floor coatings, as these can leave a film behind that can be difficult to remove. Additionally, film left by household cleaners can become slick when wet, which will attract debris to your floors. We also don’t recommend the use of citrus cleaners, floor strippers, or chemical de-greasers that can be corrosive, since these can damage your floor coatings, if they’re allowed to sit on your floors. Instead, we recommend that you use a PH neutral cleaner mixed with water to clean your floors with.
Floor coatings are notorious for their ease of maintenance. Here’s how to clean them:
- Sweep. Although floor coatings are there to protect your floors from damage, buildup of dirt and debris can impact their ability to do so by acting as abrasives. Regular sweeping will help to prevent this problem.
- Rinse your floors with water and then mop them with a mixture of a PH neutral cleaner and water. Follow up with another water rinse and using a squeegee or a wet-vacuum to get your floors thoroughly cleaned and sparkling again.
- Rinse again. Depending on how dirty your floors are, once might not cut it. You may need to rinse them again to ensure that you’ve cleaned off any residue and film, then again, use a squeegee or a wet-vacuum to clear out the excess water.
- Make sure it’s dry before you use it again. A wet floor is one that is easier for dirt to adhere to.
- If you have difficult stains, you can use acetone on them to help dissolve them. Don’t use any strong hydro-carbon solvents in excess, though. After applying your solvent, you’ll want to wait 2 to 3 hours for it to do its job and dissipate before you use your floor again.
- You can use a pressure washer on your floor coatings, just avoid direct, up-close pressure washing, as this can damage them. Pulsating or rotating nozzle heads can result in damage too, as can if you put the pressure level over 1000 PSI at the nozzle.