CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
HARDWOOD FLOORS WITH URETHANE FINISH


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

A solid hardwood floor from Junckers is delivered prefinished with urethane and is ready to use as soon as it has been installed.

The factory applied coating system is an extremely hard-wearing polyurethane product and several coats are applied during manufacture.

Keeping your Junckers floor clean will retain its natural beauty and will ensure that you have a floor which will last for generations. The life span of the urethane finish depends heavily upon the frequency and standard of cleaning.

In high traffic areas, those which may be subjected to high levels of spillage and where very frequent cleaning will be needed the floor may be given a further coat of Junckers HP Commercial urethane after it has been installed.

A properly maintained and installed Junckers floor will have good slip resistance, however any spillage will make the floor more slippery and increase the likelihood of accidents. Always wipe up spillage straight away.


REGULAR CLEANING

The floor must be regularly swept and vacuumed, and when necessary wiped with a well wrung out mop or cloth.

To help removal of dirt from the surface a solution of Junckers SylvaCleaner can be added to the cleaning water.
See label on the product for full instructions.

Use of water - Important
Always use as little water as possible for cleaning.
Use a well wrung out mop or rag and remove excess water immediately.
Any water spillage must be wiped up straight away to avoid water damage.


LONG TERM MAINTENANCE

Periodically, when the surface becomes dull and worn the floor may be cleaned, screened and then coated with one of Junckers water- based urethanes.

The time between maintenance coats depends upon the amount of foot traffic that the floor receives. Therefore, floors in busy commercial areas such as retail, restaurants etc. will require resealing more often than residential floors.
It is recommended that the floor is inspected on a regular basis and the floor must be resealed before the topcoat wears through to bare wood.

Hardwood floors which have been maintained with wax polish must be sanded back to bare wood before resealing.


PROTECTION OF THE FLOOR IN USE

Protect the floor from scratches and scuffs by fitting felt pads to furniture legs. Please note that felt pads will eventually wear out and will need to be replaced periodically.

Wear and tear from office chairs etc. can be reduced by use of purpose made plastic mats.

A good quality barrier mat is a very effective way to keep dirt, water and grit off the floor. Mats must be of sufficient size and the correct type to suit the type of building and number of users.


STAIN REMOVAL

Remove any spillage and stains as soon as possible. Dried out stains are often more difficult to remove than fresh ones.

For fruit juice, milk, cream, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine, coffee; Remove with Junckers SylvaCleaner.

For chocolate, grease, oil, shoe polish, scuffs marks from shoes;
Use Junckers SylvaCleaner or mineral spirit.

For ink, lipstick; Use Junckers SylvaCleaner or methylated spirit.

For blood; Remove with cold water.


USE OF ADHESIVE TAPE AND LOGOS ETC

Adhesive on tape and logos often have a very high tack value and can therefore damage the topcoat on the floor if the tape or logo is pulled off quickly.

Always use low tack adhesive tapes and logos.

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