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Maintenance Schedule

VitraFlor

– uncolored and polished concrete

Modena

– polished and engineered cementitious toppings

Patène Teres

– chemically stained and polished concrete

Renaissance

– integrally colored and polished concrete

Belcolore

– color hardened and polished concrete

Everyday Maintenance

1. Dust mop floor with untreated dust mop.

2. Mix one ounce Eagle Neutral Cleaner with one gallon cold water to use as a cleaning solution.

3. Scrub floor using an automatic scrubber with soft scrub brushes or daily cleaning pads.

Yearly Maintenance

1. Review the conditions of the polished floor for signs of permanent staining or loss of gloss.

2. Consult the Bomanite installer as to whether an application of a stain resist is required.

3. Have a light application of a Bomanite stain resistant impregnator applied if necessary.

Polished Concrete Cautions, Limitations and Tips

The best way to keep polished concrete floor looking its best is to understand its limitations. This product is designed to be used in an industrial setting with no maintenance except regular cleaning. However, it is not indestructible.

Use neutral cleaners only. Over a period of time, acidic cleaners will etch the surface of the polished concrete and alkali cleaners can whiten the surface.

Clean up all spills immediately. Acidic spills such as lemon juice will etch the surface, and alkali spills such as detergents can discolor the surface.

Bomanite polished concrete meets or exceeds the recommended federal coefficient of friction guideline of 0.5, but can be slippery when standing water is present. To quickly remove isolated spills, use caution signs containing battery driven fans.

CONCRETE FLOORING

Bomacron/Bomanite

– imprinted and/or textured color hardened or integrally colored concrete

Bomanite Thin-Set

– imprinted and engineered cementitious topping

Micro-Top by Bomanite

– hand applied decorative cementitious topping

Bomanite Self Leveler

– fluid applied decorative cementitious topping

Patène Artectura

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– chemically stained colored concrete

Bomanite HD Mortar

– integrally colored epoxy toppings and coating

Everyday Maintenance

1. Dust mop floor with untreated dust mop.

;2. Mix one ounce Eagle Neutral Cleaner with one gallon cold water in an automatic scrubber.

;3. Scrub floor using an automatic scrubber with soft scrub brushes or daily cleaning pads.

Weekly Maintenance

1. Dust mop floor with untreated dust mop.

2. Mix four ounces Eagle Reclaim with one gallon of cold water in automatic scrubber.

3. Scrub floor using an automatic scrubber with soft scrub brushes or daily cleaning pads.

4. Burnish floor with propane burnisher using a hair-blend burnish pad.

Clean and Recoat Floors (4 – 6 months after initial application)

1. Dust mop floor with untreated dust mop.

2. Mix two ounces Eagle Neutral Cleaner with one gallon with cold water in an automatic scrubber

3. Scrub floor with automatic scrubber, scrub brushes or blue/green scrub pad using the double scrub method: Scrub first pass without using the vacuum or squeegee to give the chemical extra time on floor to loosen the embedded dirt in the floor finish; scrub a second time with vacuum on and squeegee down on floor.

4. Apply two coats Eagle Stoneworks or LS 430 using a rayon or rayon-blend finish mop

5. Burnish floor with propane burnisher with hair-blend pad.

6. Apply two coats Eagle Impressions using a rayon or rayon-blend finish mop.

7. Burnish floor with propane burnisher with hair-blend pad

Additional Clean and Recoat (as needed in traffic areas)

Using the same methods as above, clean the floor and apply one coat of Eagle Impressions to main traffic areas.

Strip Floor (every 24 – 30 months)

1. Set a safety perimeter to keep others from tracking in stripper.

;2. Dust mop floor with untreated dust mop.

;3. Mix Eagle Vengeance 1:6 (21 ounces per gallon) with cold water.

;4. Apply stripper mixture to floor in a heavy application and allow to set for 10-15 minutes. Keep floor wet at all times.

;5. Strip floor with propane strip machine or automatic scrubber with strip brushes or black strip pads. Use hand tools and accessories to detail small areas and corners.

;6. Collect solution using automatic scrubber and rinse floor with automatic scrubber using Eagle Neutral Cleaner mixed at a rate of one-ounce-per gallon of water.

;7. Rinse floor with cold water.

;8. Apply three coats Eagle Impressions using rayon or rayon-blend mop. Allow to dry between coats.

;9. Burnish floor with propane burnisher with hair-blend pad.

Concrete Flooring Cautions, Limitations and Tips

The best way to keep a Bomanite concrete floor looking its best is to understand its limitations. A Bomanite concrete floor is a highly decorative floor that may be done in a variety of textures and colors. Correct care is critical to maintain any topical colorants or high points of texture.

Perform a regular visual inspection of the Bomanite floor to identify heavy traffic areas that require frequent or additional maintenance.

Routine cleaning and spot cleaning of incidental spills.

Using proper procedures and products to clean and maintain Bomanite floor surfaces is critical in preserving their durability, slip resistance and aesthetic value. The different Bomanite systems require different maintenance products and procedures. The following is a reference that lists the more common Bomanite flooring and paving systems and their general maintenance guidelines. It is critical that the right product be used on the right surface, as specific types of floors require specific types of care. The following is only a guideline, as the specific maintenance required for any given surface depends on many factors, such as local environmental conditions and amount of use.

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Use walk-off mats at door entries and below counter areas to avoid excessive wear of the sealer/finish caused by dirt and debris. Keep in mind that mats can create a "trip and fall" hazard if not placed and maintained properly. Take care to ensure that mats are in good condition, have no folded up corners and can be easily distinguished from the surrounding floor.

Place a tough "scrape" mat just outside the entrance, where pedestrians can scrape ice, snow and mud off their shoes before entering. Be sure this mat has high mat bristles with enough space between the bristles to allow water and ice to fall below the bristles and not collect on top. Sweep or clear this mat on a regular basis, depending on snow or ice accumulation.

Do not apply tape to concrete floors as it can remove the finish and/or leave adhesive residue.

High points of the imprinted texture on an interior floor can be subject to aggressive wear due to the relatively small surface area. This should be taken into consideration when developing a maintenance schedule for the surface. Additional floor finish may be required on a regular basis.

Standing water or spills on a floor create serious slip and fall hazards. A plan for their immediate removal should be in place. Bomanite concrete flooring meets or exceeds the recommended federal coefficient of friction guideline of 0.5, but can be slippery when standing water is present. Floors should never be left wet. Use a "dry mop" procedure to clean up water and/or spills. A dry mop procedure is one where a slightly damp or dry mop (depending on the substance spilled) is used to clean up water or other spills, with the point being to remove the spill without leaving the floor wet. A wet mop simply spreads water and most spilled substances, but does not remove them. To quickly remove isolated spills, use caution signs containing battery driven fans.

If solvents or chemicals are spilled on the sealed surface, wipe up immediately. Resealing of those areas may be necessary.

If a Bomanite epoxy, two-component urethane or polyurea floor coating has been utilized, the maintenance required may be substantially reduced from that required by a typical acrylic sealer. Consult your Bomanite installer about the specifics of your floor and the maintenance expectations prior to proceeding with a maintenance program.

Use casters or specially made glides to more evenly distribute the weight of the furniture and prevent indentations and scratches from furniture. Select from glass, polished metal or other non-staining casters or glides. Glides are offered in neutral colors and varying square and round sizes at stores that sell office furniture.

Never use abrasive cleaners, acidic cleaners, household dust treatment, oil soaps or furniture polish as these products may make the surface slick or dull the finish. Never use vinegar or ammonia and water as a cleaning solution as long-term use could potentially cloud the floor’s finish. It is best to use an exclusive mop that has come in contact with neutral cleaners only and not other abrasive or aggressive cleaners.

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Bomanite decorative concrete turns a dull surface into a decorative and stylish one using designs which give the look and feel of traditional natural materials such as brick, tile, stone or slate but at a realistic and affordable price.

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