Did you know that the durability of your rubber floor also depends on good maintenance? That rubber floors represent a smart and safe option for parks, gyms, gardens, schools, and playgrounds of buildings, you already know.
Its non-slip properties guarantee the safety of children. And, in the case of the Barcelona rubber surface, they still provide extremely high impact-absorbing power in the event of falls. Although one of its differentials is also the high durability of the material, some necessary precautions are recommended. They will make all the difference to keep your rubber floor in good condition.
With proper maintenance and cleaning, rubber floors have an extended service life.
Cleaning Rubber Floors
Having a rubber floor in your establishment 100% adequate to the needs of the place means being under safety rules and preventing accidents.
However, the good maintenance of your floor is essential for the beauty and other characteristics to be maintained for much longer. Maintenance is also understood to be the correct cleaning recommended by the manufacturers as follows:
Cleaning rubber floors indoors: to remove dust in general, it is recommended for indoor areas to use a vacuum cleaner and a cloth soaked with mild soap and water. In more punctual dirt, it is recommended to use a small soft bristle brush to scrub the area with water and a more concentrated neutral soap.
Cleaning rubber floors outdoors: the same procedure can be done with mild soap and a soft-bristle brush or broom. It is also essential to use a blower or vacuum to remove leaves and dust. Or use a water pressurizer with an open “v” nozzle.
Cleaning rubber floors with stains: in the case of more resistant stains, a tip from the manufacturer uses a small cut of the floor itself (which you can get during installation) to scrub the affected area. The friction will produce the effect of a rubber, erasing the stain.
Especially in outdoor areas, the floor may lose its color over the years due to exposure to the sun. However, the revitalization of the color can be done with flexible, very thin paint, with special low viscosity, and with a texture similar to that of a well diluted acrylic paint.
Remember that frequent cleaning is essential to prevent early damage to your rubber floor. Avoid leaving a lot of accumulated dust, animal dirt, or going months without periodic cleaning.
Attention: cleaning must be done only with the products indicated by the manufacturer. Products with active chlorine that bring acids into their composition make stains and damage the product.
Therefore, be aware of the use of these products also in areas close to the rubber floor. In cases of rain, there is a risk that they will spread, causing problems to the rubber plates. Rubber walk off mats is recommended for the rubber floor to remove debris from shoes.