Adore Residential Care and Maintenance


Prevention

  • The single greatest cause of damage to any flooring or floor finish is abrasion from dirt and grit. Wherever possible, use walk off mats at entrances and doorways. Vacuum or sweep the floor often to remove any dirt and grit.
  • Ensure you use non-staining mats on the floor. Rubber-backed and latex-backed mats may stain or damage the surface.
  • Use non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture.
  • Chairs should have clean, smooth, non-staining floor protectors. Ensure there are no nicks or burrs on the protectors. Felt protectors must be cleaned regularly to ensure there is no grit build-up.


  • General

  • The key to successful maintenance of all flooring types is the removal of all dirt and soil. Mopping with a sponge or string mop alone removes very little soil, but rather it dissolves the dirt and spreads it out evenly across the floor creating a dull film.
  • Adore recommends the use of micro-fiber mops and pads for dust mopping and scrubbing. Rinsing with clean water and a clean pad is very important in preventing a dirty film build-up.
  • When moving heavy furniture and appliances such as refrigerators, use strips of plywood or Masonite to roll or slide the furniture on.


  • Initial Maintenance

    Note: For glued down products do not begin initial maintenance for a minimum of 72 hours after installation is complete. This is to assure the adhesive has had sufficient time to dry and cure.

  • Remove all surface soil, dirt, sand and grit by vacuuming or dust mopping.
  • Dried adhesive residue may be removed using lighter fluid or naphtha and a clean white rag.
  • DO NOT STRIP THE FLOOR
  • Scrub the floor with a neutral pH detergent such as; Hilway Direct neutral cleaner or use 2 oz of ammonia per gallon of water.
  • Clean the floor using a micro-fiber mop with microfiber pads.
  • Rinse with clean water and a clean pad.


  • Routine Maintenance

  • Vacuum or dust mop to remove all surface soil, sand and grit.
  • Wipe up spills promptly.
  • Scrub the floor with a neutral pH detergent such as; Hilway Direct neutral cleaner or use 2 oz of ammonia per gallon of water.
  • Clean the floor using a micro-fiber mop with microfiber pads.
  • Rinse with clean water and a clean pad.


  • Over Time

  • Over time floors will begin to loose their luster and require an application of polish.
  • Thoroughly scrub and rinse the floor to remove all soil.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of a low gloss or satin finish such as Hilway Direct Floor Finish.


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    If you feel your situation is not covered by these guidelines, please contact Adore technical services for advice before beginning your maintenance procedures.