Maintaining your EPI Superbase and Corestone floors properly and regularly will result in a permanently beautiful, high-quality and safe floor. Factors determining the amount of cleaning and maintenance are colour and design, but also the floor’s load. As our design floors are not porous, they do not let through moisture and are easy to clean.
Maintenance consists of three steps:
- Preventive measures to protect the floor
- Daily or weekly maintenance
- Periodic maintenance
To prevent scratching, it is wise to place a scraper or absorptive mat, e.g. Storax or Hamat, at the door. This prevents sand or stone dust to be tracked into the building. We suggest the entrance solutions of Storax or Hamat.
Furniture floor protection
It is important that your furniture does not make scratches on the floor. For this reason, you should lift your furniture instead of shifting it and put a protective layer under the legs. You can find more information on furniture floor protectors here epi.scratchnomore.nl. Office chairs should also have special soft wheels for use on hard flooring.
Avoid wet and moist objects
Please take care not to place any wet and moist objects such as wood, rubber and leather on the floor, as this may cause staining.
Check for stains
It is advisable to regularly check the floor for stains, so that you can remove these right away. Certain substances such as alcohol, iodine, Ketchup and mustard may cause permanent stains. Are you having a party at which a wine glass has fallen to pieces? Mop this up as quickly as possible, preferably within 30 minutes.
Carpet free of softening agents
A carpet under your furniture is also a good idea. A beautiful carpet gives your room just that extra touch and it prevents possible scratches. However, the bottom layer of your carpet should not contain any softening agents, i.e. it should not have any jelly-like substances. This also applies to any antiskid mat. It is best to choose a carpet, which is made of natural materials such as wool or jute.
It is advisable to maintain the floor daily, depending on how dirty the floor gets. Please use a vacuum cleaner with a brush and suction nozzle and replace the dust bag regularly. Avoid oil impregnated dusting cloths for wiping the floor. Check for stains and remove these with a damp moist microfibre cloth.
Dust mopping/vacuuming does not remove all dirt. It is necessary to wet clean the floor at least once a week after vacuuming it. You can do this by hand or mechanically, depending on the surface and the amount of dirt.
Please refrain from using abrasives, as these may cause scratches; also, agents containing chlorine may leave stains on casting floors. Products containing soap and polymers are also unsuitable, as they leave behind a film, which affects cleaning in due course. In a nutshell: you should clean your floor regularly in the prescribed way and use cleaning products that are suitable for your floor. Smart Floor Solutions sells high-quality cleaning products and handy scrubber driers. We included these in our recommendation. You may order the products at http://www.smartfloorsolutions.nl
- Please use a microfibre flat mop system with 2 buckets, one for the dirty water and one for the mopping water.
- Always use a clean mop.
- Add for example Smart Floor Solutions Cleaner MP50 to the mopping water (mixing ratio 1:1 to 1:50).
- Use a scrubber drier.
- Add Smart Floor Solutions Cleaner MP50 to the mopping water (mixing ratio 1:1 to 1:50).
Your EPI Superbase or Corestone floor comes with an EPI top coating. This makes these floors easy to maintain. The load and the related degree of soiling of the floor require a thorough cleaning once or twice a year. This will remove the persistent dirt, which affects the floor’s appearance. Use Smart Floor Solutions SP50 (mixing ratio 1:1 to 1:50) for this purpose.
- Preferably use a scrubber drier or else, a Doodle Bug with a red pad.
- Add Smart Floor Solutions SP50 to the clean water of the scrubber drier (mixing ratio 1:1 to 1:50)
- Scrub the floor (do not vacuum) with the scrubber drier, with a brush holder or a pad holder with a red pad and let it work for approximately 10 minutes. Do not let it dry!
- Scrub the borders along the walls with a Doodle-Bug with a red pad.
- Then scrub the floor again and vacuum it with the scrubber drier.
|Dust mopping (dry)|
|Microfibre cloth||X||Dust mopping system|
|Mopping||Moist, not too much water||Smart Floor Solutions MP50 Dosage 1:1 to 1:50||X||Flat mop system with microfibre|
|Scrub with red pad and suck water (as needed and at least once every 2 weeks)||Smart Floor Solutions SP50 Dosage 1:1 to 1:50||X||Scrubber drier with red pad. Doodle-bug with red pad for borders|
|Remove rubber skid marks and heavy dirt||Spray dirty areas||Smart Floor Solutions SP50 spray bottle||X||Red pad / damp moist cloth|