When it comes to a resin floor, one of the main worries is understandably “how do I clean and maintain a resin surface”? In this article we will explain how to do the ordinary and extraordinary cleaning, trying to clear out the most common doubts.
First thing to say about a resin floor, is that not only is the ordinary cleaning far less demanding than that of more traditional surfaces, such as wood, marble, laminate, but also less frequent, as resins are far more dirt resistant and ensure hygiene standards for longer.
Let’s see how it works.
Thanks to its chemical properties, a resin is highly resistant to oil, wine and acids. A good ordinary cleaning can be done with just warm water or PH neutral detergent and a clean cloth, after hoovering or swiping. Make sure you use ammonia free products.
Transparent, protective waxes help keep the sheen and brilliance as when just laid. They are available in opaque or glossy finish. Frequency vary depending on the use: once every 1 or 2 years for residential spaces, once every 4 to 6 months for commercial use.
It is useful to know that:
- most resins are epoxy based and therefore, not toxic and free from pollutants
- being seamless surfaces, they are totally waterproofing (no mould or condensation), and do not harbour dirt & bacteria.
Some maintenance, such as sanding and protecting the resin floor with special waxes, can be done a few years first laying. For residential floorings this is advisable every 10 years, to restore the initial shine and brilliance of the colour. For commercial spaces subject to heavy transit, sanding and waxing are best done 3 years after installation.
For bespoke results to last, a regular cleaning is yet not sufficient. Installation is crucial.
We have explained how only a proper, yet very easy maintenance, can preserve the perfect aesthetics of a resin floor.
Yet, the quality and resistance of the surface mainly rely on the skills of the artisans and installers, on their perfect knowledge of applicative systems and on their ability to comply to the process for the laying of each specific surface and product.
Key to this is:
- assessing environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity
- removing unevenness and faults from the substrate
- seal joints to avoid cracking
- meet drying and curing times.
Some epoxy resins, such as our SOFT TOUCH, combine durability, stain, abrasion and wear resistance with an extremely thin surface and fast drying and curing times, which are exceptional performances if combined in only one applicative system.
Therefore, it is strongly advisable to keep DIT to the minimum, to avoid undesirable side effects, making sure to rely only on qualified professionals with proof knowledge and suitable equipment.