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PULASTIC® Maintenance

Guidelines for the care of your Robbins Pulastic sports floor.   

 

®2012 Robbins Sport Surfaces. All rights reserved. Failure to follow these instructions will diminish the beauty of your Pulastic Floor. 

NEW FLOOR INITIAL MAINTENANCE

IMPORTANT!
Do not allow any use of a new or recoated floor for 5 days after installation. To prevent future dirt build-up on the floor, be sure to follow these steps before the floor is open for use.

    • Sweep floor thoroughly with a clean, untreated cotton dust mop.
    • Mix *Pulastic Mat Cleaner with tap water using a 30 to 1 ratio. (Water does not need to be hot for the initial maintenance.)
    • Damp-mop entire floor surface with cleaner/water solution.
    • Allow solution to dry on floor.
    • This initial maintenance treatment will help your Pulastic floor repel dirt. It is very important to perform initial maintenance.

SPOT REMOVAL

Remove difficult stains and/or scuff marks with a NON-ABRASIVE CLEANER. Stronger cleaning agents (e.g., acetone, mineral spirits or xylene-dampened cloth) can be used for tar removal. Floor must be rinsed with water following use of solvent. FAILURE TO REMOVE SOLVENT COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT DISCOLORATION OF FLOOR. Before using any solvents, test a small area (in corner, behind bleachers, for example) to determine best results. 

DAILY CLEANING PROCEDURES

SWEEP DAILY with a clean, untreated cotton dust mop. Wash mop periodically to remove stubborn dirt. It is important to routinely remove dirt and grit. If allowed to buildup, dirt, grit and grime will dull the look of the floor and make long-term maintenance more difficult.  SPOT CLEAN AS NEEDED. Refer to Spot Removal.

WEEKLY CLEANING PROCEDURES

Depending on frequency of use, surface may require weekly scrubbing.

    • Sweep floor with a clean, untreated dust mop.
    • Mix *Pulastic Mat Cleaner with hot tap water (approximately 120° – 130°), using a 30 to 1 water-to-cleaner ratio for typical weekly or monthly maintenance.
    • Note: If the floor is extremely dirty, use a 20:1 ratio for the hot tap water and *Pulastic Mat Cleaner.
    • Apply cleaner/water solution to floor with a rotary brush scrubber or auto scrubber by turning the vacuum off with the squeegee in the up position.  Allow solution to stand on floor for 10 minutes to release and loosen dirt (emulsify), but do not allow cleaner to dry. Scrub slowly with the rotary brush scrubber or auto scrubber, vacuum on and the squeegee in the down position, using a blue scrub pad. Place “wet floor” signs. Allow floor to dry overnight.
 

MONTHLY CLEANING PROCEDURES

    • Sweep floor with a clean, untreated cotton dust mop.
    • Mix *Pulastic Mat Cleaner with hot tap water (approximately 120° – 130°), using a 30 to 1 water-to-cleaner ratio for typical weekly or monthly maintenance.
    • Note: If the floor is extremely dirty, use a 20:1 ratio for the hot tap water and *Pulastic Mat Cleaner.
    • Apply cleaner/water solution to floor with a rotary brush scrubber or auto scrubber by turning the vacuum off with the squeegee in the up position. Allow solution to stand on floor for 10 minutes to release and loosen dirt (emulsify), but do not allow cleaner to dry. Scrub slowly with the auto scrubber or rotary brush scrubber, with the vacuum on and the squeegee in the down position, using a blue scrub pad. Place “wet floor” signs. Allow floor to dry overnight. For extremely soiled floors or problem areas a green scrubbing pad may be used, but no more than twice a year.
    • WASH WITH AN AUTO SCRUBBER OR ROTARY BRUSH SCRUBBER AND PULASTIC MAT CLEANER ON A REGULAR BASIS. Surface should be cleaned minimally once a month.

ANNUAL CLEANING PROCEDURES

    • SCHEDULE AN ANNUAL VISIT WITH YOUR AUTHORIZED ROBBINS INSTALLER. An annual floor inspection will determine if any changes are needed with your maintenance schedule.

IMPORTANT!

    • Keep dust and grit off floor. (Use floor mats at entrances to gym and high-traffic areas).
    • AVOID use of low-quality footwear (e.g., black-soled shoes) that cause excessive scuffing.
    • Tables, chairs and moveable equipment should have proper functioning “glides” to minimize indentations.
    • DON”T allow water or liquids to stand on floor.
    • Avoid phosphates, solvents and all moderate-to-high sudsing products.
    • When using a battery operated auto scrubber, be sure it is properly charged so battery acid does not leak on the floor.

*Contact Robbins technical service (800-543-1913) or your authorized Robbins installer for recommended products. 

DURATHON® Maintenance

Guidelines for the care of your Robbins Durathon sports floor.

CLEANING PROCEDURE

    • Sweep/vacuum floor.
    • Mix cleaner* with water using manufacturer’s recommended water-to-cleaner ratio.
    • Apply cleaner/water* solution to floor. Allow solution to stand on floor to emulsify, but do not allow cleaner to dry. Scrub with a natural fiber brush or red scrub pad, then remove solution with wet/dry vacuum. Immediately rinse with fresh water (under pressure or lightly scrub). Remove water with wet/dry vacuum. Continue cleaning sections of the floor until entire floor has been cleaned.
    • Place “wet floor” signs. Allow floor to dry overnight.

SCHEDULE 

    • It is important to routinely remove dirt and grit. If allowed to build up, dirt, grit and grime will make long-term maintenance more difficult.
    • Spot clean as needed. Remove water with a wet-dry vacuum. Frequency of spot cleaning will depend on the amount of use, type of use, and the quality of daily maintenance.
    • Wash with autoscrubber and cleaner on a regular basis. Depending on frequency of use, surface may require weekly scrubbing. Surface should be cleaned minimally on a monthly basis.
    • For badly worn or damaged floors, consult Robbins or your authorized Robbins installer to determine if deep scrubbing, stripping or replacement is necessary.

SPOT REMOVAL

    • Remove difficult stains and/or scuff marks with a Nonabrasive Cleaner. Stronger cleaning agents (e.g., citrus-based cleaner) can be used for tar removal. Floor must be rinsed with water following use of any cleaner. Failure to remove cleaner could result in permanent discoloration of floor. Before using any cleaner, test a small area (in corner, behind bleachers) to determine best results.

IMPORTANT!

    • Keep dust and grit off floor. (Use floor mats at entrances to gym and high-traffic areas).
    • Avoid use of low-quality footwear (especially black-soled shoes) that can cause excessive scuffing.
    • Tables, chairs and movable equipment should have proper functioning “glides” to minimize indentations.
    • Don’t allow water or other liquid to stand on floor.
    • Avoid phosphates, solvents and all moderate-to-high-sudsing products.

*Contact Robbins technical service (800-543-1913) or your authorized Robbins installer for recommended products. 

GALAXY® Maintenance

Guidelines for the care of your Robbins Galaxy sports floor.

NEW FLOOR INITIAL MAINTENANCE

    • Initial cleaning of floor should take place within 48 hours of installation.
    • Sweep floor thoroughly.
    • Wet mop the floor with fresh, clean water.
    • Remove excess water with wet/dry vacuum.

DAILY MAINTENANCE

Frequency of cleaning will depend on the amount of use.

    • Sweep floor thoroughly. If relatively clean, wet mop with fresh water.
    • For soiled floors a mild, non-phosphate type of cleaner should be used. Sweep the floor thoroughly. Wash the floor with cleaner mixed with water according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Scrub floor with a blue scrub pad.
    • Rinse floor thoroughly with a clean mop and fresh water. Remove water from floor with a wet/dry vacuum.

NORMAL CLEANING

    • Sweep floor.
    • Mix cleaner with water using recommended cleaner/water ratio.
    • Apply cleaner/water* solution to floor. Scrub with a blue scrub pad, then remove solution with wet/dry vacuum. Rinse floor thoroughly with a clean mop and fresh water. Remove water with wet/dry vacuum. Continue cleaning sections of the floor until entire floor has been cleaned.
    • Place “wet floor” signs. Allow floor to dry overnight .Note: If a white film appears after cleaning the floor it is an indication that the floor was not rinsed enough. Repeat rinsing procedure until residue has been removed.

SCHEDULE

    • SWEEP DAILY
    • SPOT CLEAN AS NEEDED. Remove water with a wet-dry vacuum. Frequency of spot cleaning will depend on the amount of use, type of use, and the quality of daily maintenance. Tar or black sole marks can be removed by spraying area with a stronger solution of cleaning product. Let cleaner sit on the spots for 10 minutes, then scrub with a blue scrub pad.
    • Depending on frequency of use, surface may require weekly scrubbing. Surface should be cleaned minimally once a month.

IMPORTANT!

    • Keep dust and grit off floor. (Use floor mats at entrances to gym and high-traffic areas).
    • AVOID use of low-quality footwear (e.g., black-soled shoes) that cause excessive scuffing.
    • Tables, chairs and moveable equipment should have proper functioning “glides” to minimize scratches.
    • DON’T allow water or liquids to stand on floor.
    • Avoid excessive cleaner or water on floor.
    • Avoid using steel wool or abrasive brushes, cotton mops, abrasive or very alkaline cleaners, phosphates, solvents and all moderate-to-high-sudsing products. Cleaner must have a neutral PH.
    • NEVER BUFF THIS SURFACE.

*Contact Robbins Technical Service (800-543-1913) or your authorized Robbins installer for recommended products.